Beli Manastir, Croatia: Lost Language

It was day seven.  Day seven of the heat.  Day seven of no air conditioning.  Day seven of constant sweating, of feeling the sticky liquid between my breasts.  Seven days of no wind.  Seven days of inhaling the sour stench of chicken shit and burning trash.  The night gave me the gift of seven more […]

Plitvicka Jezera National Park: Croatia

One of the most magnificent areas to visit in Croatia is the Plitvička jezera National Park established in 1949 (Croatian: Plitvička jezera, pronounced [plitˈvitsɛ]), which lies in the mountainous region of Southern Croatia.  In recognition of its “outstanding natural beauty and undisturbed production of travertine (tufa)” the park was placed on the UNESCO World Heritage […]