We were looking for a small-town coastal stop between Zagreb and Split, and discovered Sibenik, a mostly pedestrian waterfront town with a Medieval town center developed by the Venetians in the 15th century. It's been easy to meet people here, thanks, as usual, to where we're staying - an apartment managed by owners of the local a hostel, Hostel Indigo - rather than a hotel.
Hostel Indigo on the Web and wrote to ask about the possibility of a private room. The owner, Lucky Ujevic (His Croatian name translates into Lucky in English, so this is what he uses) wrote back and offered a newly-renovated apartment next door to the hostel in an old stone building on a street too narrow for cars.
Krka was the site of a hydroelectric dam that began production in 1895, and up until the 1980s, some locals still used the falls as natural washing machines. People argue about which is best, Plitvice or Krka, but they're very different, and both are worth visiting for anyone who has the time.
Needless to say, we're working up an appetite doing all of this hiking. Dinner was sea bass, local lamb and grilled vegetables on the terrace of Gradska Straza, another one of those Sibenik finds the guidebooks seem to have missed.
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