Friday, September 10, 2010

One of the most beautiful places I have ever visited... Plitvice Lakes National Park (Croatia)

In my ongoing series of posts about extraordinary places on Earth, this one is about a place that I have had the rare privilege of visiting myself. Today's post is all about visual eye candy and beauty. While I hear a lot of people talking about what a tourist hotspot Croatia is, they almost always mention a cruise of some sort, which is certainly fantastic but which possibly skips a few noteworthy sights further inland.

Like these, for example:
I was fortunate enough to be able to take these shots myself, at the Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia, back in 2008.
Truly, this place has to be seen to be believed.
The photos, awesome as they are, simply cannot convey how amazing this Croatian gem actually is.
Water, water everywhere, coming from who knows where...

As can be seen in the photo above, walkways have been carefully constructed so as to take you around and sometimes directly over the water. 
The intense blue colour (un-photoshopped!) of the lakes also makes this place something straight out of a fairytale.

The day these photos were taken was particularly dreary weather-wise, as can be seen from the thick fog blanketing the place... next time I hope to be able to experience Plitvice on a hot sunny day :)

An incredible destination if you are looking to Europe for your next getaway...


1 comment:

  1. When you are scheduling your vacation trip, take a little extra time to visit the Plitvice Lakes National Park to be able to witness the natural beauty of this amazing Tourist Spot


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