If you think about paradise, the national park of Plitvice in central Croatia comes pretty close to it. A marvelous place of nature it encompasses 296,85 square kilometers of pure wild. The forests seem to be endless and the gentle hills make for some beautiful curves in the panorama. Here and there you find a castles or a water mill, or a trail leading to a lake with some stunning waterfalls.
Dubrovnik is truly amazing. Such a beautiful city, like an old postcard coming alive in front of your eyes. And not only coming alive but truly transforming into a living and breathing organizm. Dubrovnik is old and historic but never feels like an outdoor museum or a cheap tourist attraction, very much like Cracow in Poland and Edinburgh in Schottland. Two other great and often overlooked european cities.