Hey. In 2012 my family and me went to summer holiday to Croatia Baska voda. We found and booked our apartment online and drove there by car just like every other family trip we took. On our way to our final destination we made quick stop at Croatia’s famous and beautiful national park Plitvice lake and you can read all about my experiences there in this article I wrote HERE.
As my family have 5 members we always went to apartments and not hotels as it’s more suitable for us. I usually share a room with my sisters at our family holidays and we use to cook for ourselves as we are all too picky in food so it’s just more convenient for us that way. Disadvantage of cooking at holidays is the time it takes out of relaxing on the beach. But we have a fun way to decide who would get to do house chores, cook or wash dishes over the holidays. We played cards and the looser have to do it while others get to just relax. Thank God I’m good at cards.
Name of our apartment was Villa Leticia and it costed us around 80 euros per night for the whole family. Apartment had 2 bedrooms, kitchen, living room. bathroom and balcony where we had lunch .Most of our time we spend out of our apartment anyway. Here is our photo in front of the apartment, the view from our balcony and sneaky photo my mum took in the morning from mine and my sister’s room:
Every morning we went to the beach, returned for lunch and then went back to the beach and stayed there till evening. After return we would all clean up and get ready to go out for night walk over the town. This is basically our standard plan for most of our holidays.
Beaches in Croatia are mostly stony and water is very clear because of that. Stones at this place were very tiny and in some place we could even find pure sand. I prefer sand beaches over stone ones more as it’s better for my feet but the water is much better at stone beaches. If only there could be a combination of best of both of them in one super beach. Here are some photos from the beach:
I was able to build sand dinosaur at this sand/stony beach or cover my youngest sister in sand completely:
My usual holiday activity is books reading and you can find me in this position everywhere:
Evening walks over the town is always great time to explore the place, buy souvenirs, have dinner or our favourite ice cream.
Me and my mum are both pharmacist so at every place we visit we got to take photo in front of local pharmacy – it’s our thing. Also my shirt below represent my mood perfectly – hungry.
We’re catholic family and we visit church every sunday even on holidays. It’s always easy to find church and find out when the mass will be held. Even though we don’t understand Croatian language and whole mass is just symbolic for us it’s always nice experience to see how masses looks like in different places. This one was special for us because the priest was very friendly and he invited everyone for a lunch after the mass! Locals and all of the tourist too. They set up drinks and food for the whole community and it was full of really nice people and even thought we didn’t knew anyone or understand we had very pleasant time.
As you know about my religion now you will understand better our next trip we took. As Baska voda is quite close to the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina. Very famous place for christians in Bosnia and Herzegovina is Medjugorje – place where Virgin Mary appeared to 6 local children. You can read about Our Lady of Medjugorje in here.
Place was full of tourist, churches, statues and gift shops. We didn’t visit the actual place where Virgin Mary appeared as it was up on the Apparitions Hill and we didn’t have enough time to walk all the way as the weather was very hot and to hike in summer at noon with kids is not the best idea. We only stayed in the Medjugorje center and here are some photos from there:
It was just a day trip but it was good experience. It was incredibly hot so we didn’t enjoy it as much cuz we were all sweaty and tired.
We returned back to Croatia and continued our chill at the beach. Our whole summer holiday took 10 days and ride from our hometown to Baska voda was around 13 hours. Quite a ride. Me and my sisters slept, watched movies or played games most of the ride.
Another funny thing that happened is that our car broke down at highway in Hungary. Funny as this happened almost every year – luckily now we got a new car. We had to stop at gas station and fix the problem. Here is the evidence:
Our family holidays are aways great and this holiday in Baska voda was just as awesome. We had great weather all the time, good apartment, incredible clear beach, evening activities and many trips. I have only positive memories of summer 2012
Thank you for your attention