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Re: Croatia
« Reply #20 on: September 26, 2009, 03:45:34 PM »
Enjoying the pics too.

Seems to be a real absence of people and cars. Very clean and refreshing look to everything, but wonder where the money comes from.  Tourists? Vacationers?   You did say only 500 people live there full time.  Sure seems low for the looks of things. Impressive, and looks like a place to visit. 
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« Reply #21 on: September 26, 2009, 04:11:42 PM »
Not many cars here and the place is a summer tourist place. Not a whole lot of people here after the season is over. It is wonderfully clean and the people thaat live here seem to take real pride in keeping up thier gardens. I haven't seen any lawns so to speak, every patch of dirt around the homes is cultivated with vegetables, flowers or grape vines. I was talking to a fellow the same day I took the last group of pictures about how I could easily find myself living here, maybe about 40 - 50 acres to play on and a small house. He asked me if I had $2MM to pay out for that. There went that dream out the window. He also said that it wasn't very likely to get anyone to sell. The land has been handed down over a multitude of generations and even though they are not wealthy people they would rather live poor and keep thier properties. I don't know what the mainland is like where most of the population is. Maybe I'll get a chance to see a little of itwhen I head home next week.
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Re: Croatia
« Reply #22 on: September 26, 2009, 06:11:39 PM »
That's interesting Lee, now I know why these folks here in some NA cities are talking about backyard and roof top gardening . Only thing is, I bet the Croatians are better back yard gardeners because the guy in NY city can just go buy what he wants and by-pass the "Green theme".  ;D All we see is the TV promos.
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« Reply #23 on: September 26, 2009, 08:10:21 PM »
..or that the Croatians have much better weather/climate than NY City.  :) :)
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Re: Croatia
« Reply #24 on: September 26, 2009, 08:17:58 PM »
On the outer islands they do. Inland it's about the same.
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« Reply #25 on: September 26, 2009, 08:43:02 PM »
I would suggest the Croatians are likely more dependent on a good garden. Climate doesn't really enter into the argument until we get into what crops can be grown and what can't. Your not going to try to grow bananas on your open deck in NYC in January. :D
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« Reply #26 on: March 18, 2010, 11:24:58 AM »
Well, it looks like the Croatia stint has finally come to an end. Work done and time for the rig to go to Italy. Doesn't look like I will get to make the move with it. I'll be trransfered back to the Middle East to work in Saudi. Not at all looking forward to that but at least I will be working still. I have a few more pics from Croatia and will get htem posted soon. All good things must end I suppose. Doesn't mean I have to like it. >:(
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« Reply #27 on: December 28, 2020, 08:33:26 PM »
 @LeeB I know this post is old, but I'm planning a trip to Croatia maybe this year, if things go right with the world.  My great grandparents came from there around 1915.  I figured it was worth a shot to see if anyone had ever posted about Croatia on FF.  Love the pictures.
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« Reply #28 on: December 28, 2020, 10:04:07 PM »
Beautiful country and people. Great food and wine. A little expensive. I loved it there and had seriously considered moving there but couldn't afford as much land as I wanted. What area are you going to?
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« Reply #29 on: December 29, 2020, 09:06:16 AM »
We will likely fly into Dubrovnik and then drive north visiting places like Split.  I have a friend of the same last name who lives in a coast town called Opatija in the north.  She found me on FB several years ago.  I have no idea if we are related, but I plan to meet her in person.  Then we will head into the north central area around Karlovac where my family came from.  I have a bad feeling that this will not be able to happen in 2021, but maybe.  I get the idea that the people in Croatia are better at controlling the spread, but I don't think their access to vaccine is going to be as speedy as here in the US.
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« Reply #30 on: December 29, 2020, 02:35:51 PM »
Looks like there was a pretty good earthquake there today
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« Reply #31 on: December 29, 2020, 05:02:53 PM »
Looks like there was a pretty good earthquake there today
Yeah, lots of damage, especially to very old buildings.  I messaged my friend.  She lives about 180 miles from the epicenter and said it was very scary, but not terrible by her.  Her family though is only about 30 miles from the epicenter.  She said they are all safe, but are worried about more quakes.  They had one yesterday that was 5.4.  Now they don't know if there will be a bigger one.  This one was 6.4, which is ten times worse than 5.4
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« Reply #32 on: April 24, 2021, 09:22:20 PM »
Well, 2021 is not gonna happen.  Lets hope for 22.
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« Reply #33 on: June 06, 2021, 08:58:21 AM »
Keep me posted when you go to Croatia!  
I've had a fly & ride Balkans trip on my bucket list for some time now. I lean toward Romania as the bike or scooter rental is much less than Croatia, plus the mtn passes there are a riders mecca but I'll be riding every country in the entire area if we get past this covid mess while I'm still riding-and travelling.
The coastal areas of Croatia offer palm trees such but when riding I lean toward mtns and more rural areas. 
We are now planning for domestic trips later this summer-CO in Sept and AZ/NM in winter. Maybe 2022 is the years to go places? 

Travel tidbit: My son rented a car for business this week in Charleston, WV and costs are similar to air travel right now.   
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« Reply #34 on: June 09, 2021, 08:17:14 AM »
 @kantuckid I will let you know.  We will definitely not be going before my 10 year old son can get vaccinated and I hear that things are much improved in Croatia.  I messaged my friend over there last week and she said access to vaccine is still not very good.  I imagine that will change in the next 6 months.  There is a very slight chance that I am related to my friend.  She found me on Facebook because we have the same last name.  My great grandparents left Croatia somewhere around 1915 due to tensions leading up to WW1.  My other great grandparents left Ukraine about the same time for the same reasons.
I think you will want to ride by the Plitvice Lakes.  I think I heard that the rental car places can't get any new cars like they normally would and that may have to do with the shortage of rental cars.
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« Reply #35 on: June 09, 2021, 08:32:19 AM »
In the USA rental cars cost similar to an air tic right now! Our son who studied in Hungary visited Croatia back then on his weekends train travels all over. He only was at the coast. 
When the timing seems right, I'll ride not drive and I suspect the motorcycles & scooters were not sold off as affects the rental cars? 
For now the possibility of being stranded somewhere in a very expensive manner looms on my foreign travel conscience. 
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