Life is Short and the World is Wide - Travel talk

Puglet has been taking about France a lot. I can’t wait to take him to France in EPCOT :joy:

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Just booked flights for September/October. Going to Germany, Netherlands and Norway. Germany is too see family, but if anyone has suggestions for the other two please let me know

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I booked an April trip to Zurich, Munich, Salzburg, Vienna, and Prague. Then in April 24 going to France including Paris and Normandy. Can’t wait to see the Swiss alps.

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I have some friends who have just moved to Norway for a couple of years to spend time with family there and get their kids bilingual. I can ask for recs from them if you like. Do you know where you will be going in Norway?

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I loved the alps. The sound of the cowbells ringing up the mountainside!!! Heaven.

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In May/June, we are heading to Croatia (Dubrovnik, Omis, Vis) and Bosnia (Sarajevo with a few hours in Mostar on our way). Has anyone been and have any tips? I saw some discussion of Croatia earlier. Croatia is so popular for Europeans but I don’t know anyone in real life who has been there other than DH. Bosnia is a bit off the beaten path for most, but I’m actually pretty excited about it. DH lived there for a bit.
(Love this thread, I’m always planning 2-3 trips out :slight_smile: )

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I’ve not been to the Swiss alps but LOVE the Austrian alps! I agree about the cowbells. And the feel of a freezing cold stream on my ankles while eating lunch on a hike, ahhh!

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I’m from NL, so feel free to ask me anything!

I was in Dubrovnik and loved it. Toured the old city according to a game of thrones filming guide. The beach areas are amazing.

At the time you needed Kronas, but I believe they just changed to accepting the Euro.

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I believe @anomalily knows a lot about Croatia and has been there/has citizenship there!

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Still waiting for the damn embassy to process my citizenship paperwork but yes.

Croatia is great. My people are from Krk so I don’t get down to Dubrovnik much but it is all the fun of an old European city plus coastline. Most of the stuff to do is walking and looking at pretty old stuff. Worth a trip.

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Do you remember which beaches you went to and would recommend? I love beaches and can’t wait to swim in the Adriatic.

I have actually never seen Game of Thrones so that part of Dubrovnik will be lost on me.

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There are so many towns I want to visit in Croatia! Every place I research there looks awesome. Do you have any recommendations for foods to eat there? I’m not vegetarian or vegan but don’t eat a lot of meat so I’m a bit anxious looking at the menus dominated by meat. I do eat seafood but don’t think I could eat that every day.

I go to grocery stores a lot and pick up hummus. :joy: and I use HappyCow for restaurant recs. Can’t remember where I ate in Dubrovnik. Non seafood meat is going to be very expensive in Croatia, especially post euro and with cost of living crisis now. But I don’t know about Those, just vegan foods :joy:

Traditional Croatian foods that are veg to look for:
Prisiljeno zelje - very good, hard to describe
Ćoravi gulaš - a potato goulash.
bazlamača - this is a sweet. Not traditionally vegan but veg
grenadir marš - delicious! But very heave for summer, pasta dish
Blitva- a side dish made of greens and herbs
zeljanik - light fluffy pastry with spinach or other veg fillings

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Super helpful, thank you!

The only one I walked by/across was right next to the old city, and was beautiful. I don’t know the name of it but I was dying to hop into it but didn’t have my suit.

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Currently we have about 9 days to get from Kirkenes to Oslo (including some time in each place), it will be end of October. Not too sure if we hire a car and drive, catch trains/buses or just fly?

We have a cruise from Bergen to Kirkenes before this.

I’ve been wanting to visit Croatia for a while and this thread is seriously rekindling that desire :eyes:

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We have been planning this trip since 2009! Every year we pushed it back for some reason or another (mostly young child for a while and then of course covid). This year, barring world events, it’s really going to happen and I am truly having a hard time wrapping my head around it. I wish we had actually gone when we first started planning it because tourism has exploded and prices have skyrocketed, but there’s nothing we can do about that.

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