What to pack for Croatia

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    Souvenir Book - History Culture Art Heritage

    by hopang Updated Mar 28, 2015

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    Miscellaneous: Dubrovnik - History Culture Art Heritage (new edition) is truly an excellent souvenir book to bring home with you from Dubrovnik. It was written, edited and designed by Antun Travirka and printed by Forum - Zadar in 2014. It is almost A4 size and contains 128 pages of information and colourful photographs. This impressive souvenir book costs 77.00 kunas (approximately €10.00) and can be purchased from several souvenir shops at the popular Stradun or Placa Ul in the Old Town of Dubrovnik. There are of course souvenir books on other languages as well. Make it a point to get a copy for yourself while having your vacation in the Old Town of Dubrovnik!

    Souvenir Book - History Culture Art Heritage Back cover of the souvenir book Dubrovnik - History Culture Art Heritage Souvenir Book - History Culture Art Heritage Full colour photograph of the Old Town Dubrovnik
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    Souvenir captain hat from Dubrovnik

    by hopang Written Mar 28, 2015

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    Miscellaneous: This is an interesting souvenir to bring home from Dubrovnik - a brilliant captain hat which we are very fond of. We can either keep it in the cupboard or use it again on our future travel especially on a cruise. We bought this wonderful souvenir from the Giftshop at the departure hall of Dubrovnik International Airport. It costs 80.00 kunas (approximately €10.00). We actually spent our last kunas at Dubrovnik International Airport doing our last minute shopping.

    A brilliant souvenir hat from Dubrovnik An impressive captain hat from Dubrovnik An impressive souvenir from the Giftshop
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    Refrigerator's magnets

    by hopang Written Mar 28, 2015

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    Miscellaneous: We are very fond of refrigerator's magnets as souvenirs and we have large collections of refrigerator's magnets at our apartment in Sweden. We make it a point to purchase some refrigerator's magnets whenever we take a vacation in a foreign city and country. Thess kinds of refrigerator's magnets are available in many souvenir shops in the Old Town of Dubrovnik. They are hand-made high quality refrigerator's magnets. It costs approximately 30.00 kunas per piece (approximately €4.00). We also bought two magnets from the town of Neum on our day trip to Mostar when the van stopped for a comfort break.

    Our souvenir magnets from Croatia Wonderful souvenirs from Dubrovnik and Neum
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    Mosquito Spray & Things for the Beach

    by hungariangirl896 Written Sep 5, 2014

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bring a pair of swim shoes because most of the beaches in Croatia are rocky; the shoes will make walking along the beach a lot more comfortable.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Bring mosquito spray because there are some at night (especially around the beach). Also bring a mask and snorkel because the water is usually very clear and you can see some fish and coral.

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    Croatia Pack List

    by shaira01 Written Sep 26, 2013

    Luggage and bags: Luggage and bags with wheels are alright for all the marble pavements but you will have to carry these on steps wherever there are and they are everywhere.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Summer season bring the must have bikinis and beach towel. Everyone just picks a spot to sun bath and on a pebbly beach you would need a towel to protect your back. No shoes but sandals or flip flops would be brilliant as too hot will send your feet stinking with all those sweat coming out. Beach dress and nice dress at night. Cardigan's always useful during those late nights walking by the seaside protection from sea breeze. Bring a hat and shades! Sunblock!

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Usual shampoo and conditioner, shower gel, sunblock, moisturiser for face and body - you'd need it for all those staying under the sun and after swimming showers. Deodorant to stop those sweat causing some faces frowning at you.

    Photo Equipment: Camera just one will do.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Flip flops or aqua shoes for pebbly beach

    Miscellaneous: Enjoy! Enjoy! Enjoy!

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    Essential purchase!

    by ChrisAlexander Updated Aug 7, 2008

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Pick up a pair of protective rubber-soled slippers at any shop or market stall selling swim-wear.These will make swimming in Croatia a much more pleasant experience,not least because of the sea urchins hiding among the rocks (see my "Warnings" tip),and also because getting in and out of the water can be a treacherous adventure with so many rocks/stones around.

    Buy them,borrow them,but have them!
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    Summer sun essentials

    by TheWanderingCamel Written May 21, 2008

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: A hat and beach shoes are two essentials - the Adriatic sunshine can be fierce and that crystal clear water comes at a price - stony beaches! They may keep the water beautifully clear but they're hard underfoot, especially if you're coming from a place where the beaches are sandy and soft.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Don't forget the sunscreen -with a high SPF - and keep putting it on. All that sunshine, water and bright, white stone can translate into severe sunburns - neither a good look nor good for your skin. Don't forget to protect your feet if you're wearing sandals!

    Don't forget tp protect your feet! Keep your hat on!

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    Unpredictable weather

    by Nephrite Updated Jan 24, 2008

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: During my stay in Croatia there were several rainy days, so don’t forget your umbrella! In addition there a plenty of pebble beaches so it’s reasonable to buy special shoes for swimming. They don’t cost much, but give comfort to your feet. And of course sunscreen, sunglasses, and hat are required!

    Rainy Day in Cavtat
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    Guide book: The Rough Guide to Croatia

    by croatia2006 Written Jan 23, 2007

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    Miscellaneous: Travelling around Croatia during summer 2006, we had both Lonely Planet and Rough Guide. As fans of Lonely Planet I would say it is a must, but this time Rough guide was better when it was question about accommodation, bars or restaurants. Btw, spending time in a bus or on a ferry, it is handy if You both have Your own guide books to find facts about next place!

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    Something soft to lie on at the beach

    by tashka Written Jan 21, 2006

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Special shoes for swimming can be useful, cause the small sharp stones at the beach can hurt your feet.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Beaches in Croatia are small sharp stones and concrete piers, and beach lounges are a rarity. So you better take some soft mat to lie on at the beach.

    Miscellaneous: Sunscreen cream in summer and early autumn is a must.

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  • Waterproof boots!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by blint Written Jan 13, 2006

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: If travelling any other time than summer waterproof boots are a MUST, especially in Dubrovnik where some of the roads just off of the main road in the old town are steps and in heavy rain literally turn into fast flowing waterfalls. No joke. Our room was situated on one of these roads and I honestly had to walk through a waterfall to get to it. The photos are a bit blurry but check them out anyway!

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    Packing List

    by Dudytka Updated Sep 12, 2004

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Yes, weather, that´s what I wanted to talk about. Maybe for you it won´t be a surprise, but I´ve lived in central Europe all my life... There must have been a big thunderstorm before we came, because the weather and water were pretty cold the first 4 days; it wasn´t very nice, since we couldn´t swim.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: You can stay on any beach; we found a bunker with a flat roof on one beach, which is also a good solution. People won´t have anything against it and if they say something, it will be:'How did you sleep?' or 'Isn´t it a nice morning?'. (this really happened - aren´t they great??)

    Miscellaneous: The url is an actual weather forecast. :)

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    Various

    by acemj Updated Jul 30, 2004

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: In the summer, it can be scorching hot all over Croatia and if you're here at that time of the year, you've probably come for the islands and beaches, so wear appropriate clothing and bring plenty of sunscreen.

    In the winter, especially inland, it can get pretty cold so bring a good winter coat. In February in Zagreb, I was pretty cold at times.

    If you stay in a private home, it's possible that the owner may not heat the room at all. I froze my butt off in Dubrovnik on my first night in a private home.

    Photo Equipment: Don't forget your camera equipment. Expect lots of sun in the summer and come prepared with all appropriate photo gear.

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    Packing List

    by croisbeauty Updated Dec 20, 2003

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Leave your Armani/Gucci suite at home and don't forget your swiming costume!

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Medical service: foreign tourists do not pay for medical services if the Health Care Convention was signed between Croatia and the country they come from.

    Photo Equipment: All you need for your classical camera, films, baterries etc., you can find in the photo shops, look for "Foto", that's in Croatian.

    Miscellaneous: All major credit cards are accepted, in case you don't have it bring travelers cheques or cash. If domestic currency, kuna, you can bring up to 2.000 kn

    Rastoke
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    Packing for October.

    by A2002 Written Oct 21, 2003

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: It gets a bit cold sometimes, so a jacket or a cardigan would do.
    Usually I wear a sleeveless shirt or tee, when it gets a bit cold and windy, I just put on a cardigan.

    Photo Equipment: Bring as many rolls of film for the beautiful scenery... click and click and click.
    Or bring all the compact flash or memory cards that you have for those beautiful pictures.

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