I just got home from a week in the beautiful Zadar in Croatia.
HAPPY WEDNESDAY YOU LOVELY LOT!
I just came back from Croatia, so I thought I would share my trip with ya’ll.
I have ALOT of pictures so be a w a r e
We arrived later in the evening at our Air Bnb and decided to just chill and relax and watch some croatian tv haha.
We woke the next day to a pretty cloudy day but it was super muggy. We had a walk around Zadar old town (which looked alot like the Barcelona Gothic area BTW) As a vegetarian, I will tell you right now, these guys don’t really cater for us one bit. The food is heavily meat focused and I struggled abit with adventurous veggie/vegan foods to eat.
Breakfast as we know it was pretty non existent too, alot of sweet pastries, which were lovely but as you can imagine after a few days you begin to feel dead bloated. I have put below some places which we found that were good for coffee and breaky things:
Coffee&Cake – The only place that offered gluten, sugar free cakes and the only place I came across to offer soya and almond milk! A really good find for the fussy babes like me.
Art Hotel Kalelarga – Super good coffee and cakes, also had omelettes, fried eggs etc!
Art of Raw – I was sooo excited to go to this place. It serves raw and organic/veggie/vegan food but …. it was closed for the season! 🙁 someone please go and try this in the summer for me!
Restoran Pet Bunara – All organic produce, not many veggie options again. I had the classic veggie Croatian soup with loasda beans and legumes in, it was basic but organic and yummy. Let me say that all of the restaurants were happy to do you a veggie option but as it wasn’t their specialty it just wasn’t very good at times.
Mamma Mia – Italian, Veg lasagna was pretty good.
One of the most exciting things I want to mention is the uber cool Sea Organ and The Greeting to the Sun. These are modern monuments of Zadar designed by architect Nikola Bašić that use nature to create sounds and sights for us all the hear and watch. The Sea organ plays music generated by the motion of sea waves through a series of 35 organ pipes built under a set of large marble steps. It sounds so powerful and peaceful. We watched the sun go down here with a slice of pizza and some wine almost every night. Everyone meets down here and chats away, listening to the sounds of the sea, it can get super busy though.
The Sun Salutation is a groovy light show that is a 22 meter diameter solar panel formed from 300 multi-layered glass panels. It captures sunlight throughout the day to power their own light show at night – a real tribute to the solar system. Such a great way of using renewable energy.
We went to the most beautiful national park called Krka, it had some insane waterfalls and views, we took a 30 minute boat ride over the lake. I would recommend everyone to check these out also try to go to the other national park – Plitvice lakes nearby. I didn’t manage to make it there but apparently it is SO lovely!
On one of the other days we took a ferry from the harbour out to an Island called Preko, this cost like £8 or something and it was sooo gorgeous. Like a deserted island in the middle of the ocean with hardly anyone around.
On the last day before our flight we were in serious need of a beach so we drove to Nin, a small coastal town with stone beaches and not a soul in sight. We drove the car off the beaten track for a while and came across a mini beach and chilled there for a while before we had to jet off to catch our flight.
I feel like although I love Europe, I want my next trip to be somewhere with that big culture shock ya know?! I am thinking India as I would love to go and eat Indian veggie food, explore their culture, practise yoga and explore the insane looking mountains. Another place I would love to visit is Burma, although there are still many places not open to tourists.
Hope you enjoyed!
You can check out my other Espanya travel diary
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The Greeting to the Sun
Walking on the Sea Organ
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Best mates 🙂