We are back from our honeymoon! Wow! This trip was the most surprising, emotional, crazy, adventurous and fun trip we have ever been on. Everyone keeps asking us if we brought our cameras, and the short answer is YES! But the true answer is that we only brought one pro camera and we made a deal with one another that it would only come out on one day in each country for a photo shoot. The rest of the time we took photos on Ryan’s wedding present the Canon S100 Powershot, and my Fuji Instamax Mini. We also brought with us a mini travel tripod. If you like taking photos and want a tripod that is lightweight that packs down super small, and fits in your luggage, then get the Benro Travel Flat Tripod. Our best investment after our cameras.
So welcome to Croatia! Its hard to believe this country was in a messy war just 20 somewhat years ago. It is a spectacular vacation destination, and perfect for romantic honeymoon photos. It has a little bit of everything. Ancient history and architecture, the most stunning nature parks. Split is a crazy fun place to be at night. This sleeper city just comes alive when the sun goes down. It was such a romantic place to be for a honeymoon, literally, it is filled with roman columns and archways, twisty cobblestone alleyways, and a cafe at every turn. Some of the best fish I have ever eaten, pulled from the Adriatic daily. Aside from waking up each morning to gorgeous coastal landscapes and limestone buildings that glow in the hot sunlight, I loved shopping there! Everything is about 1/5 of the price it is in Canada at brand name stores. Food was even cheaper. One of our favorite things to do when we travel is to go to the local markets, test our language skills out and buy groceries for the week. Luckily Croatian is very similar to Ukrainian (in my opinion it is just a different dialect but same words and verbs. For example: One, two, three, four in Ukrainian is read: oden, dva, tre, chuterie and in Croatian is read: yidden, dva, tre, chuterie. This was the same for many other words, verbs and phrases.) So lucky for us, I learned a bit of Ukrainian before the trip.
So if you are thinking about visiting Croatia, check out the city of Split, and the National Nature Park of Plitvice. They are stunning, as you will see below. More to come from our adventures in France and Ukraine.
Erika & Ryan