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BS: Anyone been to Croatia?

GUEST,Bagpuss 21 Jun 02 - 06:57 AM
Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull 21 Jun 02 - 07:02 AM
GUEST,Bagpuss 21 Jun 02 - 07:04 AM
Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull 21 Jun 02 - 07:10 AM
GUEST,Bagpuss 21 Jun 02 - 07:22 AM
Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull 21 Jun 02 - 07:23 AM
GUEST,Bagpuss 21 Jun 02 - 07:26 AM
Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull 21 Jun 02 - 07:40 AM
Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull 21 Jun 02 - 07:50 AM
GUEST,Bagpuss 21 Jun 02 - 07:51 AM
GUEST,Bagpuss 21 Jun 02 - 07:54 AM
GUEST,Bagpuss 21 Jun 02 - 07:56 AM
Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull 21 Jun 02 - 08:00 AM
Noreen 21 Jun 02 - 08:02 AM
Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull 21 Jun 02 - 08:04 AM
Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull 21 Jun 02 - 08:13 AM
GUEST,Bagpuss 21 Jun 02 - 08:15 AM
Snuffy 21 Jun 02 - 08:46 AM
Noreen 21 Jun 02 - 09:43 AM
katlaughing 21 Jun 02 - 10:53 AM
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GUEST 21 Jun 02 - 05:14 PM
michaelr 21 Jun 02 - 06:48 PM
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mack/misophist 21 Jun 02 - 06:54 PM
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john c 21 Jun 02 - 07:26 PM
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Subject: Anyone been to Croatia?
From: GUEST,Bagpuss
Date: 21 Jun 02 - 06:57 AM

We are going to Croatia for a couple of weeks this summer, and are having a hard job sorting out our itinerary. There are just too many places and islands we would like to go to and not enough time. Has anyone been, and if so do you have any "must see" places that we really shouldn't miss out? So far we have decided we must see Dubrovnik, and the Plitvice Lakes national park and are thinking about Vis, to see the Blue caves. Probably going to do a week or so island hopping by ferry and then hiring a car for the rest of the time.

Bagpuss


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone been to Croatia?
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 21 Jun 02 - 07:02 AM

A friend of mine (Bad Bob) was there a few years ago, he said it was a "shithole".Hopfully it has improved since then! have a nice time.john


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone been to Croatia?
From: GUEST,Bagpuss
Date: 21 Jun 02 - 07:04 AM

Is your friend from Hull?.....

Bagpuss


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone been to Croatia?
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 21 Jun 02 - 07:10 AM

Yes.


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone been to Croatia?
From: GUEST,Bagpuss
Date: 21 Jun 02 - 07:22 AM

So he has a good point of reference then......

;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone been to Croatia?
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 21 Jun 02 - 07:23 AM

Yes, it must be bad! Don't go, come to Hull instead.


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone been to Croatia?
From: GUEST,Bagpuss
Date: 21 Jun 02 - 07:26 AM

You can't trick me into it that easily, I lived in Hull for 2 years. Even the university I worked for there felt it necessary to get out while it could....

*You'll never leave*


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone been to Croatia?
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 21 Jun 02 - 07:40 AM

It looks like almost all the UK catters haved lived in Hull at some point in their lives, I wonder why this is! I take it you were at The University of Lincolnshire & Humberside, or whatever it is called today, it seems to change it's name at least once a year!


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone been to Croatia?
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 21 Jun 02 - 07:50 AM

A quick check reveals it is now called The University of Lincoln! previous names include
Hull College of Higher Education
Hull Polytechnic
Humberside Polytechnic
Humberside University
The University of Lincolnshire & Humberside.
I bet the signwriters love them!


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone been to Croatia?
From: GUEST,Bagpuss
Date: 21 Jun 02 - 07:51 AM

Well my excuse was that I was fresh out of uni and willing to take the first job I was offered. I wasn't to know that L&H was officially one of the worst uni's in the country....


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone been to Croatia?
From: GUEST,Bagpuss
Date: 21 Jun 02 - 07:54 AM

Talking of name pages (in an effort to keep this thread at the top until someone who has been to croatia sees it) - did you know that before Newcastle Poly changed to University of Northumbria is was going to be called City University of Newcastle upon Tyne. They even had stationary printed up before someone pointed out why this would not be a suitable name....


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone been to Croatia?
From: GUEST,Bagpuss
Date: 21 Jun 02 - 07:56 AM

pages?

I think I meant changes...


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone been to Croatia?
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 21 Jun 02 - 08:00 AM

Well at least the beers cheap! I've spent many a night in the Chico Mendes Bar & the John McCarthy bar, (IPA at £1 a pint!) What did you study at L & H? It wasn't Applied Social Sciences was it?


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone been to Croatia?
From: Noreen
Date: 21 Jun 02 - 08:02 AM

(I've never lived in Hull, though my ex-husband was born there....)

Not a lot about Croatia I'm afraid, KT. I believe Dubrovnik used to be very beautiful, but got knocked about a bit. It will be a fascinating trip. Tell us all about it!

Noreen


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone been to Croatia?
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 21 Jun 02 - 08:04 AM

Talking of names I know someone who was going to set up a truck driving co. called Terence William Andrews Transport , I think he changed the transport to haulage, in the end.


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone been to Croatia?
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 21 Jun 02 - 08:13 AM

More name stuff - there is no such place as Huberside (Hull is in East Yorkshire) but we have a BBC Radio Humberside, Humberside Police And Humberside Fire Brigade , The local Ambulance service is called TENYAS (Tees, East and North Yorks Ambulance Service).


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone been to Croatia?
From: GUEST,Bagpuss
Date: 21 Jun 02 - 08:15 AM

John, I worked as a research assistant in Psychology.

Noreen, from what I have read, Dubrovnik has been rebuilt to its former glory. It's one place thats definitely on my list.


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone been to Croatia?
From: Snuffy
Date: 21 Jun 02 - 08:46 AM

I have actually been to Croatia. We spent a couple of weeks up & down the Dalmatian coast, with a brief journey inland (to the lakes, I think). Didn't get as far as Dubrovnik, but Split was quite impressive.

But as this was back in '68, I don't think much of it would be relevant now!

Hope you enjoy it.

WassaiL! V


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone been to Croatia?
From: Noreen
Date: 21 Jun 02 - 09:43 AM

Good football teams there, too!


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone been to Croatia?
From: katlaughing
Date: 21 Jun 02 - 10:53 AM

Sheesh, Noreen, (I've never lived in Hull, though my ex-husband was born there....) sounds like that old rock and roll song, Well I've never been to heaven, something, something, but I really like the music... do you know it? You've got the start of a good parody there!

Bagpuss, would love to hear about your trip when you get back!


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone been to Croatia?
From: Noreen
Date: 21 Jun 02 - 12:13 PM

Good one, Kat- I'll bear it in mind!


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone been to Croatia?
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Jun 02 - 05:14 PM

The music is wonderful in Croatia, that alone makes it worth the trip--


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone been to Croatia?
From: michaelr
Date: 21 Jun 02 - 06:48 PM

I've been there a couple of times. The Adriatic coast is gorgeous; coastal towns to see: Split, Rijeka, Senj, Dubrovnik (they've patched it up pretty well, I hear). There's an island off the coast called Korcula, where you can see Marco Polo's house. Montenegro is incredible! Plitvice Lakes (actually in Slovenia, I believe) are magical.

A lot of the hinterland is very beautiful and wild, and other parts are parched and drab. Have a great trip!

Cheers,
Michael


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone been to Croatia?
From: michaelr
Date: 21 Jun 02 - 06:54 PM

A word of caution: The Balkans are volatile due to cebturies-old sociopolitical and ethnoreligious resentments, as well as a prevailing dark, brooding temperament, combined with a weird, bloody-minded machismo. Be cautious, and don't take sides in political discussions!

An excellent novel to read: "Montenegro" by Starling Lawrence (Berkley Books, 1998).


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone been to Croatia?
From: mack/misophist
Date: 21 Jun 02 - 06:54 PM

Everyone should boycott Croatia. THEY are to blame for neckties. [Cravat is a French way of saying Croatian.]


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone been to Croatia?
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Jun 02 - 07:18 PM

That warning could apply to almost any country, michaelr!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone been to Croatia?
From: john c
Date: 21 Jun 02 - 07:26 PM

I went camping there a couple of years ago and it was fabulous. I was on the island Cres and stayed on the campsite at a place called Valun. A beautiful campsite, right on the beach. The village itself is virtually traffic free (there´s a bus there once a week!) and has one tiny shop and 3 superb restaurants. Especially great if you like seafood. Highly recommended!!
J.


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone been to Croatia?
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Jun 02 - 07:37 PM

Croatia had more avid Nazis per square foot than Berlin had (or has). The Eastern Church in Croatia smuggled more Nazis to South America at the end of WW II, than Freddy Lakes' airline could ever carry. Ask about the Oustershoup (spelling?)...their version of the Iron Guard (Roumania), Brown Shirts etc. Why anyone would want to go to that f*****g place is beyond me. Larry Parish


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone been to Croatia?
From: fox4zero
Date: 21 Jun 02 - 07:44 PM

My cookie has been restored....I am not just plain guest. I hate when people scre with my cookie!

Larry Parish


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone been to Croatia?
From: artbrooks
Date: 21 Jun 02 - 07:58 PM

Herself and I were in Croatia quite a while ago-1972. We hitched down the Dalmation coast and spent a couple of days in an old hotel in Dubrovnik. The most memorable part of the trip (apart from the ride in the back of the beer truck...yum!) was that they were in the middle of a smallpox scare and we had to show our vaccinations to get a room anywhere. As has been said, I don't think our experience is particularly relevant to today, but I remember the views down into the water from the side of the coast road as being very spectacular.


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