Each year, The New York Times put out a list of 52 Places to Go. This year, they’ve sent journalist Sebastian Modak, to visit 52 places around the world and Croatia is on the list!
In the article “Giving Up the Battle for Peak Sunset” published today, Modak talks about his experience in Zadar area and nearby islands.
“Every evening in the second half of July, the city of Zadar on Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast undergoes a transformation. Just as the church bells signal 8 p.m., the narrow streets of Old Town get so packed it can be hard to move. Like ants to honey, throngs of tourists congregate and move as a unit to the waterfront to take in — or rather to photograph — the city’s greatest attraction: sunset.”, he writes.
He wanted to visit Plitvice Lakes and Krka but got a bit scared with the crowds…
“When traveling, a little effort, a little risk-taking and some luck can go a long way in separating yourself from the herd. This was most clear on my last full day in the country. Hearing so much about Croatia’s natural beauty, I was in search of some time in the great outdoors. There were the obvious choices, national parks like Plitvice and Krka, where electric blue pools are framed by giant waterfalls, but I was afraid of the crowds I would encounter there after seeing the travel agencies on every corner in Zadar advertising day trips. On a tip from Mr. Orovic, I went in search of the Zrmanja River Canyon, about 30 miles inland from Zadar. I ended up in Obrovac, a small town along the river where I was too late to join any of the scheduled boat rides up the canyon.”
Read the full article from his trip to Croatia HERE.