Remember the days before shared links on Facebook? We used to get those forwarded emails from family, friends and even strangers – that was the extent of “going viral” at that time. Among the forwarded content, was one email that chronicled a “magical” place with a mesmerizing picture of a beautiful lake.
Where is that place?!
Unfortunately, the email we received identified the location of the park to be somewhere in South East Asia. It took a bit of searching but in the end, we were able to identify it as Plitvice National Park in Croatia.
We finally made it there!
Fast forward “many” years… we finally made it there (special thanks to newlyweds Jelena & Danijel who drove us to the park and back despite only have just married a couple days before!)
It really is that stunning!
We were driven there by our good friends Jelena & Danijel. However, it is also easy to get there by bus if you stay in Zagreb or Split. There are plenty of tours/round trip arrangements to get you there and back.
We must warn you though, there is a photo op at every corner. It will probably also drive you nuts trying to capture the colors and beauty of the park through your cameras and being unable to truly capture it!
There are miles and miles of walkway connecting the different areas of the park. So be prepared that this place is not stroller friendly. Liam was 7 months old when we visited the park. We carried him in a baby carrier throughout the visit. Worked wonderfully for us.