Plitvice Lakes: Too much hype, but ok, fine, it’s beautiful.
One of the stops on our trip that seemed like it would be awesome was Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia. It is supposed to be ranked one of the most beautiful places in Europe, so we wanted to see what all the hype was about. Unfortunately, about a million visitors a year also want to know.
Plitvice was a little bit annoying to get to, but you know, we conquered. Instead of doing an organized tour, we took the bus there from Zagreb and spent the night in the area. The bus was actually super comfortable, pretty empty, and had free wifi. So, no complaints there, but it was still a tiring travel day. Once there, we took a nap and then we were able to walk around late in the day and early the next morning. Success! It’s really a beautiful and massive place:
One of my favorite parts of Plitvice was the amazing color of the water:
I’ve seen a lot of waterfalls in my life, but these ones were definitely nice too:
The sound of the ater was also part of what made me feel the power of this place:
The roots are totally weird and fun:
And there’s all sorts of interesting flora and fauna to photograph:
Even under the water!
Overall, I prefer the little adventures, like the walk to Kozjak Waterfall in Slovenia, but Plitvice was an impressive place.