It’s hard to believe that in such a beautiful lake-filled canyon, the first shots fired that marked the start of Croatia’s war with Yugoslavia occurred here. In fact the first fatality of the war was the park’s police officer. War never seems to make sense.
But that was then and now the park’s popularity is back stronger than ever, although we Americans are a little slower on traveling to here versus the Europeans. I first learned of this area watching a Rick Steves travel segment on public television and was so impressed that when I had the chance to travel to the Adriatic, I made sure this park was on the itinerary. It turned out that I was not disappointed. The park was Croatia’s first national park (1949) and now is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. … Continue Reading