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Dubrovnik and final thoughts




As I sit at home in Los Angeles a day after my country’s Independence Day celebrations, I look back on my Legends of Croatia tour and the word ‘history’ instantly comes to mind.

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Igor’s Place
Igor’s Place

One of my fears about this trip was that in being taken and shown wonderful things we could miss out on the other aspect of travel - the meeting people.

Kornati
Kornati

Today we visited the islands of Kornati assembling first at the harbour in Murter. Waiting was beside a fleet of operational fishing boats, always a good sign if you have the chance ot eat fish later.

Sparkles for hearts
Sparkles for hearts

I have many a time been asked "What was the highlight of this trip?" The trip itself was not unambiguous if you put it in the context of the legends.

Proud of Legends of Croatia
Proud of Legends of Croatia

I am proud that this is our local product, irrespective of the fact that our guests were foreigners. I am proud that complete logistics, operational side and production has stemmed from the Croatian workshop of our company. I am proud that we have proven to be excellent hosts despite many obstacles and that we have succeeded in creating an outstanding series which will be seen at least by as many people as there are online users in Croatia.

A Hidden Beach and a Hidden Englishman on Mljet
A Hidden Beach and a Hidden Englishman on Mljet

Maybe I have been in Dalmatia too long, but for me there are few things more romantic or exciting than arriving late at night by ferry to a new destination.

Trip Highlight – the Island of Korcula
Trip Highlight – the Island of Korcula

After looking over at lush Korcula for some 12 years, it was a delight to finally extend my knowledge of the island south of my adopted home of Hvar, which had been hitherto restricted to running around the old town in 20 minutes on a brief ferry stop a decade ago.

The legends of Mljet and Korčula
The legends of Mljet and Korčula

A week since joining the Touristar.tv Legends of Croatia tour, I have finally been defeated. No, I was not done in by the one of the many dragons, spurned lovers, or rampaging Turks I’ve heard about and seen re-enacted on this tour, but a more modern and stealthy enemy- a virus.