What to pack for Croatia
A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin
The colossal tale of ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ by George R.R. Martin inspired the HBO mega-series Game of Thrones. With many scenes from this show filmed in the Croatian towns of Dubrovnik, Trsteno and Split, you can feel a deeper connection to Croatia by flipping through the pages of the book.
At an average of 2715 hours of sunlight per year, Croatia is sunnier than most Australian cities. A hat, many swimsuits and sunblock will all prove essential when visiting the pearl of the Adriatic.
A hunger for seafood
Fresh seafood is offered in abundance by Croatian restaurants, usually caught fresh that day from the cool depths of the fringing coast. From fried squid stew with polenta to clams, mussels and lobster, a hearty appetite for seafood will be well satisfied in Croatia.
Though the Adriatic usually offers a pleasant, mellow time at sea, occasionally Croatia sailing tours are bothered by rough waters. Rather than dosing up on medication, come prepared with ginger tablets. This natural alternative often stops sea-sickness before it even begins.
Whilst Croatians love a morning herbal tea, other tea varieties are not so common. If a certain cup of tea is part of your daily routine, consider packing some from home rather than hunting them down.