The Republic of Croatia is a crescent-shaped
country in Europe bordering the Mediterranean, Central
Europe and the Balkans.
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Hui Chin and I visited Croatia during our European travels in 2005.
We have enjoyed our stay in the country, but were very disappointed with the train services.
Before our departure from new Zealand, we purchased a rather expensive Regional Eurail Pass with added days to cover any delays or staying longer in any place than we have planned for.
Croatia, - at least between places we intended to visit - have very poor train services.
We arrived from Austria, through Slovenia to Rijeka, and although Rijeka connected by rail to Pula, our next stop, the train service is very slow and sporadic.
To go from Pula to Zadar or Split, or Dubrovnik, we either had to go through Zagreb with the consequent delay or use the bus services, which we did have to use throughout.
The roads are very good, so are the bus services, but it meant extra expenses for us, with already paid for rail passes.
With the good roads Croatia is catering for the neighbouring countries drivers, not for the like of us, with limited budgets, who can't afford a car or hired car in every country we like to visit.
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