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Book: Croatian Tales of Long Ago, by IV Brlic-Mazuranic. This is a great telling of several folktales, told as cautionary tales with lessons that are universal across cultures.

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Of Roads Less Traveled and Castles in the Sand

Solin, Croatia was once a thriving Roman city called Salona not too far from the Illyrian coast. It was the birthplace of Emperor Diocletian and was once a thriving city, but in 639 AD it was destroyed by invaders. Today a city goes on around it, but it is abandoned - an ancient hometown that is now only a silent witness to the passage of time.

Diocletian's Palace was actually fairly creepy. The walls and catacombs seemed out of place with the laid back Mediterranean culture of Split

Colosseum Tours with Colosseum Underground | Dark Rome Tours & Walks. This one seems to have an afternoon option as opposed to just 8:30am.

Hotel Grand, Kupari, Croatia. Part of the once-grand resort area on the Adriatic Sea, it has been closed since the early 1990s.

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Pag Triangle: Holy Trinity or UFO Landing Site? - Urban Ghosts

Pag Triangle: Holy Trinity or UFO Landing Site

Robert Kaplan's "Balkan Ghosts: A Journey Through History" is half-travelogue, half-history lesson detailing the history of this beautiful, fascinating, and incredibly complex region of Europe from pre-WWI to the end of the 20th Century. It's a must-read for anyone planning a trip to Serbia, Bosnia Herzegovinia, and Croatia, and anyone who just wants a better understanding of modern Europe. (Disclosure: this link is an affiliate link. However, I've personally read -- and LOVED it).

Book: Balkan Ghosts, by Robert D. Kaplan. From the assassination that triggered World War I to the ethnic warfare in Serbia, Bosnia, and Croatia, the Balkans have been the crucible of the twentieth century, the place where terrorism and genocide first became tools of policy.

Balkan Ghosts: A Journey Through History by Robert D. Kaplan From the assassination that triggered World War I to the ethnic warfare in Serbia, Bosnia, and Croatia, the Balkans have been the crucible of the twentieth century, the place where terrorism and genocide first became tools of policy.