Its cold, dark, and snowy in Germany, but I am dreaming of Zadar. I fell in love with Zadar after my first visit in September 2006. Zadar is a beautiful (and ancient) city on the expansive blue-green Dalmatian coast of Croatia. (Across the Adriatic Sea from Italy, in case you aren’t familiar with European geography, as I was not when I made my first flight from Los Angeles to Zagreb). I really had done no research before my trip, because to be quite honest, I didn’t have to- I had my personal “tour guide” so to speak (my Zadar-born boyfriend). It was on the final leg of my journey that I watched the airplane TVs which were showing tourism board footage of Croatia, specifically the Krka Falls national park. OH MY LORD! I had no idea that Croatia was so beautiful! My bf had shown me a few pictures of the coast, but I didn’t know there were waterfalls! And this was just my impression from the tiny airplane TV. Wait ’till I saw it in person! Since my first visit, I have been back enough times that I stopped counting. Its simply awesome for a few reasons: the sea, the nature, the ancientness, and the food. Oh my. Every time we are there we discover something new to enjoy, and I always wish that I could share it with my family and friends. That’s what this blog is about: ZADAR! The sights, the culture, the people, and the food. I hope my writing and photos do it justice, and that when you visit Zadar you love it as much as I do!