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Travels in Croatia

Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

So this is most definitely a food blog, well I like to think of it as more of a journal, a living recipe book (not sure I fully understand The Internet, but oh well...) That said, today I'm venturing into travel... and food!

We've just returned from a very long weekend in Croatia, spending one night inland at the Plitvice Lakes National Park before heading to the coast to stay in Split for four nights. From what we saw, it's a truly beautiful country with stunning scenery, friendly people and very tasty food! We spent a lot of time wandering around the Old Town in Split finding new coffee bars in different squares to sit and enjoy an espresso. This for me is one of the best bits of going on holiday (particularly in Europe) is the coffee culture - both the price and the quality of coffee makes me so happy! My other favourite thing is eating new and hopefully exciting food (some of which we even manage to recreate at home - see our salmorejo recipe from our recent Andalucian adventure). Croatia definitely didn't disappoint, we had some fantastic seafood and found wonderfully tasty ingredients.

Split market

In the heart of Split was a vibrant food market operating to some extent every day selling fruit, vegetables, delicious pastries and more meat than I've ever seen. We picked up some super fresh ingredients for lunches and dinner as well as discovering some dairy free pastry treats for breakfast, which was very exciting. The other exciting discovery was milk-free black chocolate ice cream, which we spotted and tested in a number of outlets in Split and on the island of Brac and was absolutely delicious. All in all an excellent trip!