Zadar

A perfect day in Zadar…

…my dear friend Vanisha from Vanisha’s Life in… Australia asked me about a month ago to write a guest blog post about a perfect day in my hometown.. She was writing about perfect days in different cities from time to time, but then she decided to ask her blog friends to participate too.. and so far we could enjoy reading about perfect day in Barcelona, Canberra, New York.. and much more 🙂 I really enjoyed writing about my perfect day in Zadar – so I wanted to share that post with my readers too. I am sure Vanisha won’t mind 🙂

I guess many of you never heard of Croatia or don’t even know where Croatia is. Well, that’s a beautiful country on Adriatic sea and this time I will talk to you about how wonderful my hometown is and how to spend a perfect day there! My hometown is Zadar, city of sun, warm sea, olives, wine, fish, song, beautiful architecture, stone houses and in one word – the Mediterranean.
My perfect day here would start with a nice walk on our beautiful Riva. I will just enjoy in peaceful and quiet time, in sound of the sea and seagulls and just watch little boats and fishermans that are trying to catch some fish to sell, or for lunch.
I would definitely visit the sea organ and “a salute to the sun”, two very unique art and engineering pieces that tourists find really attractive! It’s hard to explain that, but I found a perfect video, so I will just let you watch: 
After nice walk, it’s time for some breakfast. But, let’s imagine that it’s summer, so we will go to have an ice cream at Donat patisseries, the most popular ice cream place in Zadar. At least while I was living there.
It would be real shame if I don’t show you the most beautiful place in Croatia, and that’s Plitvice lakes. It’s just few hours driving from Zadar, so lets go on a little day trip there. It’s a first national Croatian park that has a grand collection of waterfalls, gallery of lakes, forest and diversity of animal life. The lakes are so beautiful and people love them for their distinctive colours, ranging from azure to green, grey or blue. There are sixteen lakes there which are formed by natural dams of travertine are separated into upper and lower lakes. I won’t tell you how beautiful it is, just watch the pictures: 
Isn’t it beautiful? Ok, we have enough time now to go have a dinner in Zadar again and to watch worlds famous sunset. Even Alfred Hitchcock once said:
“Zadar has the most beautiful sunset in the world, more beautiful than the one in Key West, in Florida, applauded at every evening”
So, are you interested in what can you eat here? Vegetables, olive oil, aromatic plants, fish and a seafood…whatever you like. These are the basics of Mediterranean cuisine which is known worldwide as the healthiest diet. But, if you’re not into fish, we have something for you also – Dalmatian prosciutto with cheese and olives is our traditional food and you will love it!
Ok, that’s enough. Now when you’re in love with Zadar, just go to your favorite airline company and buy tickets to visit Zadar this summer. You won’t regret it! 🙂 
 
Love, 
Marina
p.s. Posts with some more postcards will come soon, plus the one about my trip to Istanbul will come soon 🙂

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