This double sided topographic map, designed specifically for cyclists, covers the coastal section from Omis to Podaca, extending some 10 - 15 km ( 6 - 10 miles)...... more
This double sided topographic map, designed specifically for cyclists, covers the coastal section from Omis to Podaca, extending some 10 - 15 km ( 6 - 10 miles) inland but is focussed on the adjacent islands of Drvenik, Solta, Brac, Hvar, Scedro, Vis, Korcula and a northern tip of Peljesac. The map provides an excellent balance between coverage of a sufficiently wide area and detailed road presentation, plus topographic information not found on regular road maps. The map carries all the usual information expected from topographic maps at this scale: names of mountain ranges, peaks, passes, caves, sink holes, water bodies and flows, and other geographical features, marinas, diving sites, administrative boundaries, etc. The terrain is shown at detailed scale of 1:100,000 (1 inch = 1.58 miles) with contour interval 20 m and hill shading. Additional colouring shows different types of vegetation or land use (forest, shrubland, swamp). It shows roads from the coastal motorway to unpaved roads to trails and local footpaths as well as car ferries. Other tourist information indicated by symbols includes campsites, beaches, huts, refuges, ship wrecks, notable sites, etc. Map legend is in Croatian, English and Czech. Sheet size 96 x 66 cm / 37.5 x 26 in. The reverse includes informative text on main localities of interest (that are highlighted in the map) in Croatian, English and Czech, with many colour pictures and a list of diving centres with contacts.
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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