Tuesday, August 28, 2012

My country/ies, Croatia

As I mentioned before, August was/is the month for traveling.
We went to visit my family in Bosnia and then, from there, we did a few trips, some longer than the others but all equally beautiful.

Brac,Croatia

First we spent a week at the Croatian coast. We traveled to the island of Brac and stood in a small fishermen's place, called Sumartin.
As a kid, I used to spend the summer holidays in the Adriatic coast and it's my favourite.
Calm, blue, clear water... you could spend all the days in the water (which actually my kids mostly did).

Brac,Croatia
Brac,Croatia
Brac,Croatia

These were such a lazy days..
I loved doing nothing, reading, eating icecream, wandering around.. we enjoyed so much.

Brac,Croatia

Figs grow everywhere and I would go every day to pick them, still hot from the sun, sweet as honey... best possible snack.

Brac,Croatia
Plitvice Lakes,Croatia
Plitvice Lakes,Croatia

When we came back to my parents house, we stood there a few days and, since M. had to go back before us, I wanted to visit Plitvice lakes with him before he leaves.
We decided to go for a day trip (latter I realised it was not the best thing to do). After 3 hours of driving through Bosnia, with almost 40ºC, we arrived on the place that looked like a paradise... untouched nature, clear light blue water, waterfalls... the only thing that I wanted to do was to jump in that water.
I tried to ignore the thousands of other visitors {*smile} and enjoyed this beautiful place.

Plitvice Lakes,Croatia

A few days latter I had to drive M. to the airport and, since his flight was late in the afternoon, we left earlier and had a walk in Zagreb.
The city was completely deserted, something to expect on a summer weekend with 40ºC temperature outside. Anyway, we had a nice walk and lunch in our favourite pizzeria and discovered a lovely place with great cookies and brownies.



Como referi anteriormente, Agosto foi/é o mês para viajar.
Fomos visitar a minha família na Bósnia e depois, a partir daí, fizemos algumas viagens, alguns mais longas do que as outros, mas todos igualmente bonitas.

Primeiro, passamos uma semana na costa da Croácia. Viajamos para a ilha de Brac e ficamos numa pequena vila piscatória, chamada Sumartin.
Quando era pequena, costumava passar as férias de verão na costa do Adriático, e é o meu lugar preferido.
Água calma, azul, transparente... dá para passar todos os dias na água (o que, na realidade, os meus filhos fazem principalmente).

Foram dias tão preguiçosos..
Adorei não fazer nada, ler, comer gelados, vagear.. desfrutamso tanto.

Os figos crescem em todo o lado e eu ia todos os dias buscá-los, ainda quentes do sol, doces como o mel... o melhor snack possível.

Quando voltamos para casa dos meus pais, ficamos lá alguns dias e como o M. teve de voltar antes de nós, eu queria visitar os lagos de Plitvice com ele antes de ele se ir embora.
Decidimos fazer uma viagem de um dia (depois percebi que não foi a melhor coisa a fazer). Após 3 horas a conduzir pela Bósnia, com quase 40ºC, chegamos a um lugar que parecia um paraíso... natureza intocada, água cristalina azul clara, cascatas.. a única coisa que me apetecia fazer era mergulhar naquela água.
Tentei ignorar os milhares de visitantes {*smile} e apreciar aquele lugar tão bonito.

Poucos dias depois eu tive de dar boleia ao M. para o aeroporto e, como o vôo dele era no final da tarde, saímos mais cedo e demos uma volta em Zagreb.
A cidade estava completamente deserta, algo que seria de esperar num fim-de-semana de verão com uma temperatura exterior de 40ºC. De qualquer forma tivemos um agradável passeio e almoçoamos na nossa pizzaria favorita e descobrimos um sítio muito bonito com ótimos cookies e brownies.

8 comments:

  1. Nice photos, beautiful places!

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  2. Oh wow! Croatia is one of my dream destinations... I'm bookmarking this post for the time I finally have the chance to go there :)

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  3. thank you for sharing this with us, i felt almost as i was there! svi volimo karijolu :)

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  4. Glavno da ste se nauživali i napunili baterije.

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  5. Just visited in Croatia and Montenegro in beginning of this summer. We were making a travel report. Really nice trip we had. And few years ago we stayed with my husband in front of Dubrovnik on the island of Kolocep for a week. So pure and turquoise water. So beautiful place. And in Zagreb we found really nice street of cafes, bars and restaurants...but don't remember anymore where there..

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  6. Your photos are just beautiful! I have just come home to Australia after spending 4 weeks in Croatia, I stumbled across your blog whilst looking for a burek recipe - which I can't wait to make this weekend for the first time!

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