Roadtripping in Croatia
One year ago, our ambassador Elmar drove all the way from Germany to North Cape with his old VW van so he could catch a last glimpse of midnight sun. We caught up with him to see what he’s been up to lately. As it turns out, his mobile home is still going strong!
Eat, sleep and wake up everyday to the view of your choice. All photos: Elmar Reckmann
A new year always means to discover a new place on our planet. After a five week trip all through Norway last year, this summer brought us to the beautiful Adriatic coast of Croatia.
As always we started our trip only with some minor planning that includes places we really want to see, friends we like to visit and just a roughly schedule. The rest of the time we just drifted through the country without any bookings or schedule to follow. We really love the freedom of having everything we need always with us in our mobile home.
After three days on the road we finally reached Dubrovnik, the farthest point this time, and it was really worth visiting this beautiful old-town that joined the UNESCO lists of World Heritage Sites in 1979.
From Dubrovnik we took the coast road all the way back to the north, passing Trogir, Šibenik, Murter, Senij,…. and stopped for a break at any place that looks awesome to us. We discovered a lot of nice bars, restaurants, cultural buildings and gorgeous bays, took a bath in the Adriatic sea, met some interesting and nice people and just enjoyed our time off.
After ten days on the road, reaching the middle of our vacation (and after a short and unplanned stop in a garage) we visited the Plitvice Lakes National Park. Another UNESCO World Heritage Site and a really amazing piece of nature with sixteen lakes, two very big and a lot of smaller waterfalls. The national park became famous during the 1960s and 70s through several Western film productions based on Karl May novels and is today one of the biggest attraction in Croatia.
Next stop was Istria, the biggest peninsula in the Adriatic sea, shared by three countries (Croatia, Slovenia & Italy). We stopped near the old town of Rovinj for four more days before we started the way back home. In Rovinj you can find lots of different kind of arts, museums and some really cute and tiny coffee bars. A perfect place to enjoy the last free week.
Every vacation comes to an end, but before we got back home, we stopped for two more nights in Austria (Styria) to reflect and think about all the nice places we’ve seen and people we’ve met during our trip. Here we found a very quite place to calm down and get some power for the upcoming months. Can’t wait for next summer when the Caperunners will hit the road again!
What have you been up to this summer? We’d love to hear your stories!