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Croatia facts and history in brief


Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Ston is a small town in the Dubrovnik-Neretva county of Croatia, located at the south of isthmus of the Peljesac (Sabioncello) peninsula.
It is the center of the Ston municipality that has 2,605 inhabitants.

Ston was a military fort of the Ragusan Republic whose defensive walls are a notable feat of medieval architecture: there is a 890 meters long town wall and 5 km Great Wall outside the town.

The walls extend to Mali Ston (the little Ston), a smaller town on the northern side of the Peljesac isthmus and the end of the Gulf of Mali Ston (Malostonski zaljev), notable for its mariculture.

The above details were retrieved and condensed from (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ston) August 2005
All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License (see Copyrights for details).

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.

Very nice, interesting place.

A miniturised version of the Great Wall of China.

Unfortunately I do not have many of my photos left, although we had four cameras between us and we taken many, many photos wherever we went, two of my cameras, with large, 512 MB SD Cards and many thousands of photos on them with my valet and money, were stolen from my bag, later into our trip, by some 'lowlife'.

You can click on these photos for an enlargement.


Ston Ston

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