Set in Split, Zagreb and Hvar in the Forties and the Nineties, sculptor Antun and student Dagmar are separately seeking truths about their parents. The novel...... more
Set in Split, Zagreb and Hvar in the Forties and the Nineties, sculptor Antun and student Dagmar are separately seeking truths about their parents. The novel explores how a country like Croatia could implode into violence; how history is still a living (and unspent) force for many, and how, when so much has been destroyed, may a future re-emerge.
Advantages: Compact size and waterproof cover Disadvantages: Disjointed and hard to find information.
...and it soon became apparent that this would be a suitable destination for an independent sightseeing tour. I read quite a bit on the internet but decided that taking a guidebook with us was probably a wise move. My local bookshop only had one book covering Croatia so that?s how I came to purchase the Berlitz Pocket Guide at £4.99.
First impressions of this guidebook were very...
Advantages: Beautiful, cheap, friendly, sunny.... Disadvantages: More tourists each year
...I first went to Croatia a little over a year ago, not really knowing what to expect. I have since returned 6 times. Predominantly, I have visited Hvar, an island off the Dalmatian coast. It is famous for the amount of sunshine it gets each year, and it has the most beautiful, clear water I have ever seen. The island is small, so the sea is never far away, and there are mountains all over...
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