January 6, 2021 – An excellent Croatian journey weblog which has stood the check of time, Secret Dalmatia provides an attractive video part.
After I began writing about Croatian tourism over 10 years in the past, the Web was a special place, particularly when it got here to writing about Croatian journey.
Whereas at present an array of typically banal vloggers and Instagram influencers flood social media fields with their ‘discoveries’ in Croatia, again then there was little or no details about Croatian tourism locations away from the coast and islands. As for high quality content material even about these well-liked locations, it was fairly laborious to search out in English. It was one of many causes that Complete Hvar did so properly after we launched in 2010 – we have been merely filling a distinct segment of data that many individuals have been looking for.
The running a blog room was so much much less crowded again then. And – dare I say it – the standard was a lot better too. The bloggers writing about Croatia a decade in the past gave the impression to be extra fascinated with writing in regards to the undiscovered experiences, reasonably than the Adsense clicks.
And there was one weblog again then that was definitely extra fascinated with authenticity reasonably than clicks – Secret Dalmatia.
I grew to become a daily reader, and it was an necessary a part of my schooling about locations throughout Croatia away from my adopted island of Hvar. Certainly, Secret Dalmatia gave the impression to be averse to writing in regards to the well-liked locations, looking for out the street much less travelled at each alternative.
the Secret Dalmatia weblog got here into my feed as soon as extra this week, greater than a decade after our first acquaintance. After ten years of writing about Croatia, and having travelled everywhere in the nation throughout that point, my information of Croatia is nearly as good as many locals as of late.
However nonetheless not – it appears – nearly as good as Secret Dalmatia, and I smiled to myself when the primary two tales that I got here throughout have been each locations which have been new to me.
As I’ve aged, so too has Secret Dalmatia, albeit maybe just a little extra gracefully. A video part has now been added to the newer blogs, permitting the entire expertise – phrases, images and movies of a Croatia even many locals are unaware of. Listed here are the introductions and movies of the 2 tales which caught my eye, under. For all the remainder, take a look at elements of Croatia but to be found by testing the Secret Dalmatia blog.
Ever since I first discovered about Previous Popovići, again in 2006. , I used to be curious to go to it. The village is situated close to Knin, in Biskupija and it’s pretty straightforward to search out. It’s, principally, proper behind modern-day Popovići.
The village was based in 1689. by a refugees from Turkish held Glamoč in modern-day Bosnia. Turkish rule was not really easy on the Christians. All of 1600s have been brutal within the territory of Croatia which culminated with liberation of most of Croatia by 1690. After all, at the moment, that was Venice and Austria. Popovići household escaped Glamoč to Venetian Knin space and based the village. That explains pretty uncommon structure of Previous Popovići village which was extra attribute for Bosnia than for the remainder of Dalmatia. The village grew affluent. The locals have been well-known and outstanding members of Serbian/Orthodox group in Dalmatia.
Petrova Gora and the quite a few monuments discovered there has a particular place in Croatia’s collective, nationwide reminiscence. In spite of everything, it was the place the place final of Croatian kings was killed within the battle with Hungarians again in 1097. Okay, he was probably not the king however only a feudal lord with pretensions to be the king however highly effective Hungarian king Coloman the Realized (or Coloman the Guide Lover) stood in his means.
However, it’s also a spot the place a well-known, now deserted, partisan hospital from WW2 remains to be hidden.
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