Virtual Vacation: Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

9th June 2009

Last week I came across a great article in Sphere Magazine about Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia. It’s an absolutely spectacular park now protected by the World Heritage Forest Programme. As the magazine says, “lazy trout float peacefully in shallow azure lagoons while brown bears, wolves and lynx stalk the lush forests. Towering pines are home to over 120 species of birds including rare owls and capercailllie.”

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Apparently the war in the early 90’s forced most people to flee the area, and it’s not yet become a major tourist destination. Heck, Travel & Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler haven’t written about it yet – I’m shocked! And yes, that is a boardwalk going through that river in the photo – don’t you just want to go there NOW?! Check out this site.

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