World Travel Tales

Pula, Croatia

Pula Arena

There is a well preserved Roman amphitheatre in Pula. It was built between 27 BC and 68 AD and is one of the largest surviving Roman arenas in the world.

They host some special events during the year where visitors can go see film festival screenings, live operas, equestrian events, or even rock concerts. There's seating for about 5000, and it would be the perfect place to see Roger Waters perform The Wall.

Location: Pula, Croatia

Camera: Nikon D300 with 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 lens.
Settings: ISO 200, 1/250 sec at f/8.

Novigrad, Croatia

Cobblestone Streets of Novigrad

I love cities with winding little cobblestone roads lined by old brick buildings. This person is enjoying the warm, fresh air while reading the morning newspaper.

Location: Novigrad, Croatia

Camera: Nikon D300 with 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 lens.
Settings: ISO 125, 1/30 sec at f/5.

Pag, Croatia

Sun Bleached

This little guy is enjoying some cool water on a hot day.

Location: Pag, Croatia

Camera: Nikon D300 with 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 lens.
Settings: ISO 800, 1/400 sec at f/11.

Pag, Croatia

View from Pag

Pag is a Croatian island in the northern Adriatic Sea with fine beaches and hot summer sunshine.

There is plenty of good sailing in the area and boats will sail between anchorages at over a thousand islands.

This photo is taken from Pag Island looking over a narrow stretch of the Adriatic Sea towards the mainland.

Location: Pag, Croatia

Camera: Nikon D300 with 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 lens.
Settings: ISO 800, 1/320 sec at f/9.

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Overlooking Plitvice Lakes

An aerial view of the lakes, waterfalls, and boardwalks of Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Location: Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Camera: Nikon D300 with 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 lens.
Settings: ISO 100, 0.4 sec at f/20.

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park

I first learned of Plitvice Lakes National Park from a website showing photos of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world, and knew immediately that I had to visit. I'm a sucker for beautiful waterfalls, and there is no shortage here at Plitvice.

Not only is this a Croatian national treasure, but it's also designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The site is a series of translucent emerald coloured lakes separated by hundreds of waterfalls cascading over moss covered rocks. Wooden boardwalks allow visitors to explore the park from many different vantage points, and a ring road gets you up high for a beautiful overview of the whole area.

If you're in the area, Plitvice is not to be missed!

Location: Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Camera: Nikon D300 with 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 lens.
Settings: ISO 200, 1/4 sec at f/20.

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Footbridge at Plitvice

There are nice wooden foot-bridges that wander around the waterfalls and lakes of Plitvice.

Location: Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Camera: Nikon D300 with 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 lens.
Settings: ISO 800, 1/6 sec at f/7.1.