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What to even say about Croatia

I tried for a long time to think of an angle for my post about Croatia. Would I go with the typical fawning over the “Pearl of the Adriatic”? Or would I try to be more edgy and cynical, pointing out how Americans think they’ve discovered Croatia when really, Europeans have been vacationing here for decades? Or better yet, would I try to weave something weighty and profound about Tito and communism and the war I barely understand with the modern forces shaping this unusually-shaped country?

Ultimately, nothing I tried to write was to my liking, because I didn’t need an “angle”. I couldn’t find the right words because there were no right words, because the words just seemed ill-fitting and unnecessary. Some places can just speak for themselves.

Pula

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Somehow, between scheduling this post and its publishing date, the whole text of this post mysteriously disappeared. The title, featured image, tags, etc all remained, but what I had tried to write was gone. I’ve tried to re-write it, although I have the most annoying feeling that it’s not as good as my previous draft. Maybe it’s further proof to let Croatia speak for itself.

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13 thoughts on “What to even say about Croatia

  1. How are those buildings built right into the sea?
    I like the wash hanging between the windows. Reminds me of days when my family and friends lived in apartment buildings and we would sit on the stoop to talk.

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  2. Croatia is just beautiful. I loved the country – I just found it a little too touristy. But there is a reason why they are a top summer destination for Europeans right 🙂 I spent few days on one of the Croatian islands this past summer and I will blog about the experience soon! 🙂
    Pooja @lostinprettyeurope

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