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How Croatia Compelled Me to Rethink Travel Blogging.

We have been talking a lot about responsible travel and tourism but are we really into it?
Shivya Nath is the inspirational travel blogger who makes you think about your next destination not just as aplace to see but as a living place which you can experience through actually interacting with the local people. The blog post is followed by comments, some of which offer insights into the thoughts and experiences of other travel bloggers.

The Shooting Star

Even as I left the Slovenian Alps with a heavy heart, I was thrilled to set foot in Croatia, a country that has been been on my travel radar for a long time. I knew that June, the time of my visit, would be a busy month even if not as crowded as August and September. So I did some last minute research, and decided to start my journey in the Istrian Peninsula, assured by several travel blogs that it was “offbeat” and I’d be sure to beat the crowds. Maybe at their time of writing, it was.

I was delighted that first evening, for I spent the first three hours in a hilltop village in inland Istria, chatting with my hosts over tea and wine. Their home was over 300 years old, traditional stone walls and a rustic slate roof on the outside, beautifully refurbished from within. That night…

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