Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Cruising Down the Dalmatian Coast:

I have just returned to the Netherlands after a beautiful beach-filled-week of holiday in Croatia. When I originally typed this, I was basking in the sun on the top deck of a very large boat, cruising down the Dalmatian Coast. It was stunning. If the dog of the same name comes from this region of the world, I am not sure. I will have to check. Apparently it does. Croatia proved to be a pleasantly surprising country, and is just beautiful–tiny islands dotted the turquoise waters that stretched before me. And as an added bonus, every local that I met proved very helpful and willing to speak English–eager to speak English even. Perhaps the less developed countries of Europe may also be the best to visit–though Paris, with all its wonders and magical lights, has locals that can be (and almost always are) less helpful, unless you address them in French. That's one more point for Croatia.