Overall, Croatia has always been high on our list of places to visit, but that doesn’t mean we had any idea what to expect. Culturally, the influence of Eastern Europe is the most prominent, people are stoic but friendly, and they all speak English. We ended up getting to experience three very different parts of Croatia, all of which had their perks. We were curious to go out onto the Kamenjak peninsula, south of Pula. Sarah found an amazing apartment on Airbnb in Marčana, which was close enough, for only $35/night! Ironically, we found that the peninsula was overcrowded and hard to get to, whereas Marčana had a few magical coves that changed our lives forever. We felt like we were in the middle of no where when we first got to our apartment, but a few adventures out towards the coast on roads that don’t even show up on Google maps (can you imagine!?), yielded a private little inlet with the most beautiful water we had ever seen. For the next few days we would return to spend the day at our secret cove with our lunch, swim goggles and Sarah’s inflatable tube.