'Informative and entertaining.' Daily Telegraph 'Highly recommended travel guide to Croatia, and currently the most up-to-date one! Certainly a must for all those visiting the country this year. Very detailed guide provides information for all types of travellers, from holidaymakers to backpackers, families to lone travellers.' Visit Croatia: www.visit-croatia.co.uk 'Croatia is erudite, iconic and informative.' Belfast News Letter Group
From the Author
I've had a love affair with Croatia for more than twenty
years, ever since I first inter-railed round Europe in 1982 and got
stranded in Split for four days, waiting for someone to show up who never
showed. It wasn't difficult to find my way out to the islands of Braè and
Hvar, and from there to Korèula and on to Dubrovnik, by which time I was
off the inter-rail map, and into a different place altogether.
Three years later I got diverted in Trieste and ended up in Pula instead of
Athens, and worked my way down the coast as far as Split again, stopping in
at Rab, and then for a week at the lovely Paklenica national park (still a
Croatian favourite). To get back to where I was going I went up through the
country to Zagreb, and saw the Plitvice Lakes for the first time. I
travelled inland, and visited the pretty baroque town of Vukovar, then
wandered up through Osijek into Hungary.
It wasn't long before I was hammering at Bradt's door and clamouring to
write about (what was then) Yugoslavia. That book came out in 1989, just in
time to be washed away by the war - I spent 1991 glued to the television
set, watching in horror as Vukovar fell and Dubrovnik was shelled, and had
to wait a decade for my second chance.
My Bradt guide to Croatia was published in 2003 and now, four years later,
here's the third edition: every hotel, restaurant, museum and national
park, along with their associated costs, has been re-visited, revised and
re-worked, so what you have here is the most comprehensive and (I hope)
useful guide to the country - and the only one which covers all the
national parks and nature reserves.
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