From Riga to Croatia by car

I have already written quite a lot about traveling to Croatia, but here I will summarize how to get there by car from Latvia. Even though we have been flying everywhere for the last decade, we have mostly driven by our car to Croatia. We have also seen other cars with Baltic and Polish license plates in Croatia, so we are by no means the only ones and this information may be useful to someone else. The usual route is…

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Istria and Krk island

Istrian Peninsula The Istrian peninsula is one of Croatia's many peninsulas, but it differs from many others because it is located in the north of the country. It borders Slovenia and Italy. In general, the territory of the peninsula is shared by these three countries, but the majority (almost 90%) belongs to Croatia. Italians call the peninsula Istria. The Istrian peninsula is the largest peninsula on the Adriatic Sea. In order to understand more about its dimensions, I will just…

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Omis

Omis Omis is a small town in Croatia at the estuary of the Cetina River into the sea, about 25 kilometres (30 minutes) south of Split. Omis is known for being used by pirates around the fourteenth century. The river is surrounded by mountains and was a good place to hide to rob the sea-going merchant ships that operated between Dubrovnik, Venice and Naples. Not only the ability to hide played a role, but also the fact that sea vessels…

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Rogoznica and Primosten

Primosten After spending almost two days in Grebastica, we went to our final destination in Croatia, Sevid, but on the way there was another stop - Primosten. Primosten is another picturesque town on the coast of the Adriatic Sea, right next to the D8 highway mentioned in the previous description, some 15 kilometres south of Grebastica. The town's name is associated with a drawbridge that was once built for defence purposes, but is no longer there; part of the city…

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Sevid

Sevid Sevid was our destination for a summer vacation on the Adriatic coast in Croatia. I already wrote before that we arrived at Zadar airport and spent a couple of days in a small town Grebastica and on the way to Sevid we stopped in Primosten. Sevid is great place for quiet vacation, the nearest town with an active tourist life is Trogir, which is about 20 kilometres away. The beaches of Sevid, of course, have many people like everywhere…

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Grebastica

Grebastica is a small town or more precisely a town-type village by the sea some 15 kilometres from Croatian town Sibenik. When it comes to Croatia, in general, most of the seaside settlements are villages, but the impression that it could be a city. It's because the houses are very close to each other and these villages have relatively good infrastructure to serve tourists. They usually have several small shops and a lot of bars, restaurants and cafes located along…

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Road network in Scotland

Scottish highways The road network in Scotland is very well developed and virtually all, even the smallest, roads are paved. There are relatively few holes in them, even if they are in remote areas, so driving is quite enjoyable. The total length of the Scottish highways (according to 2017 data) is 56 thousand 250 kilometres, of which 632 kilometres are motorways. Strange as it may sound, the longest road network is in the Scottish Highlands. There can be conventional Scottish…

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Iceland

One of our most loved destinations - Iceland So far, we have only been in Iceland during the winter. And we love all about it - snow, ice, glaciers, wind, lava fields, geysers and especially sunny days and Northern Lights, which we have been lucky enough to enjoy. Along with Norway, Sweden, Finland, Faroe Islands and Denmark, Iceland belongs to Europe's Nordic region. Iceland is a volcanic island and lies on the border between Eurasian and North American Tectonic Plates;…

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