Balkans Travelogue 2: Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

I must state that December was definitely not the best month to visit the scenic national park of Plitvice Lakes. The trees were barren, and the colours turned out quite cold in pictures. As I was researching about the location, the best period seems to be Autumn when the leaves turn to various shades of yellow, orange and red.

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The national park is the oldest in Southeast Europe and the largest in Croatia. It boasts 16 lakes with 92 cascades and waterfalls, making it a World Heritage Site in 1979. dsc09796dsc09800dsc09805dsc09817

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The park was very peaceful and rather empty. At some points, you find yourself alone with nature.

After walking a couple of hours, we took the Plitvice Excursion boat cruise to our hotel, Hotel Jezero, which was located within the park. We were supposed to have a mini train ride, but it was not available due to the season.

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We had dinner at our hotel. The room was quite aging, but it was clean.

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