Only ten days to go!

So, here we are, ten days before our big trip to New Zealand. The time really flew fast and now I can say that we are very excited! Our trip will start in Amsterdam. Do you think that there is a better place from where you can say Au revoir to Europe? I don’t think so! 🙂 We are flying from Amsterdam over Bangkok, Taipei and Brisbane to Auckland. It will definitely be a very long flight but New Zealand we are coming!!

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Welcome to National Park Paklenica, heaven for nature lovers!

National Park Paklenica is one more beutiful natural miracle in Croatia. This park is the most popular spot here (and one of the most popular in Europe) for everybody who loves to climb to the high rocks. It is not a secret that it is a favorite place for the climbers from all over the world. Last weekend I was there with my friends and I reminded myself again how beautiful it is. I was there few times but the last time was maybe 15 years ago.

This national park is located in Starigrad, small town 40 minutes away from Zadar. Park found its place at the southern slopes of Velebit mountain and it has two canyons, Mala and Velika Paklenica. The highest peak here is Vaganski vrh on 1757 m and if you are in the mood for a bit of hiking there’s a trail so you can climb up. Lot of people goes up there every day because of the magnificent view from the peak.

Flora in this park is unique so on your way to the top you will have the chance to enjoy in the beautiful colorful flowers that grow only in this canyons and nowhere else in the world. And the forest, oh, that is also something special to see.

When it is about fauna lot of butterflies, amphibian and reptile species, birds and mammals found their place here. During our stay we enjoyed the company of the donkeys and also one cat came and visited us. 🙂

If you want to spend a night here you can stay in the mountain home which is located just two hours walking from the starting point. There are also few houses where you can rent a room. We did that and it was really a great weekend. Check out the photos!

All around Sardinia

I’m sure that already everybody is waiting for the hot sunny days and the time to get lazy on the beach. Did you already think about your summer destination? On what beach would you like to spend a few days? I can suggest you one great island with awesome climate, long sandy beaches and everything else that you may wish for. Go to Sardinia! As I have already told you the cheapest way to get there is from Venice or Trieste. Look for the cheap plane tickets on the Ryanair site, fly to Cagliari and let it be the first stop of your summer adventure.

Day in Cagliari

Spend a day walking around the beautiful, colored, narrow streets of Cagliari. Go to the Rampart of Saint Remy and don’t forget to be there during the sunset. You don’t want to miss that! Cagliari IMG_2284 IMG_2314 Enjoy on the beaches!

Poetto is a city beach ten minutes from the center. It is usually very crowded so maybe it is better for you to go a bit away from the town. Beaches that you definitely need to go to are Chia and Costa rei. Those places are great for a day trip so take some food for the picnic and spend a day on the sand.

Poetto

Poetto

Chia

Chia

Costa rei

Costa rei

Take a train ride to Alghero

Catch a train from Cagliari to Alghero and you will get there in around 5 hours. This place has beautiful old town and I’m sure that you will love it too. Take a walk along sea walls and Piazza Civica, visit Cattedrale di Santa Maria and Forte della Madalena. If you don’t know where to stay you can always take a tent with you and spand a night on the one of the camping sites. We did that and it was really great! Alghero Camp in Palau

Palau is a small municipality in the province of Olbia. It is a really nice small port town and a great place for hiking. Take a walk to the Capo s’Orso and have a great view over the archipelago. If you are for some kitesurfing, sailing or diving go to the Porto Pollo beach. It is more than 3 km long and it is definitely best place to enjoy in the water sports. Palau La Madalena archipelago

Maybe one of the most beautiful places here is La Maddalena archipelago. Crystal clear sea, rocky terrain and Pink beach (Spiagga Rossa on Budelli, one of the islands of the Archipelago) is what makes this place special. You can get here by ferry from Palau, it takes only 15 minutes. Take a walk through La Maddalena town, have a lunch in one of the restaurants and buy some souvenirs. Of course, find your spot in one of the coves. It is time to get a tan! La Madalena