Croatia Part Two

Out-of-city attractions
Nature lovers have plenty to enjoy in Croatia and one of the most outstanding attractions is the Plitvice National Park. The park has a huge forest and is also home to 16 inter-linked lakes and a host of waterfalls. The park’s forest is home to a vast variety of animals and birds some of which cannot be seen anywhere else in Europe.

An equally famous natural attraction is the Kornati National Park. If you desire a bit of me-time, this is the place to visit as the park has more than 80 islets which are mostly uninhabited. Moreover, accommodation on the island brings you even closer to nature as it comprises of stone cottages that are very basic as they were originally built to provide shelter for shepherds and fishermen in ancient times.

To enjoy more of nature and the widest variety of seafood, a visit to the Dalmatian islands is highly recommended. Hvar is the most popular island in the Dalmatians and, like Split, is also free of motor vehicles. In Hvar, you’ll spend your time among fruit orchards and olive groves and you can pursue plenty of water activities including yachting and fishing.

Croatia’s attractions are very diverse and can be enjoyed most times of the year and this makes the country one of the leading tourist destinations in Europe.

The Stunning Attractions of Croatia

Filled to the brim with breathtaking views, stunning beaches and historical cities, Croatia is a leading tourist destination. Home to over 1000 islands, Croatia is the ideal destination for lovers of adventure and water activities and its coastline (which is almost 6,000 kilometers long) is home to some of the most visited beaches in the whole of Europe.

Croatia is also full of historical landmarks that tell you the country’s long history and the various civilizations it has experienced.

Croatia’s most visited tourist site is Dubrovnik which is a world heritage site. With a history that goes back to the middle ages, Dubrovnik is a walled city that is home to many museums, churches, fortresses and monasteries and its architecture is widely varied.

If you desire to get away from the hustle and bustle of the noisy and polluted cities, a visit to Split, Croatia’s second largest city might prove therapeutic. With a history stretching back to Roman times, the city is also a world heritage site and no motor vehicles are allowed here. Its most outstanding attraction is the Cathedral of St Domnius.

The Diverse and Unique Attractions of Mombasa

Located on the eastern coast of Africa, Mombasa is a leading tourist city with a very diverse range of attractions. With a history going back several centuries, it is the ideal destination for the history buff.

For centuries, Mombasa was an important trading port and the evidence of the various global visitors who made residence here is reflected in the city’s architecture. The island is also home to some of the most stunning white sand beaches in the world.

Historical attractions
Mombasa’s leading attraction is Fort Jesus, a 16th century fort built by the Portuguese. The fort is a UNESCO World Heritage site and houses a museum which has a very wide collection of artifacts which tell the various histories of the people that used this trading port in the past.

Near Fort Jesus is the city’s Old Town which is the place to go for the perfect souvenir. Old Town is home to many antique shops and its narrow streets are lined on all sides by buildings featuring architecture from diverse cultures and historical times.

Mombasa beaches
Apart from its vast history, Mombasa is probably most famous for its palm-lined white sand beaches. One of the most popular beaches is Nyali beach which is located close to the swanky Nyali residential area. Unlike most other beaches in the city, Nyali is hardly ever crowded and would be a great place for the person who desires some quiet.

Other top Mombasa beaches include Bamburi , Shanzu and Copacabana beaches which are located to the north of the city. The city’s south also has plenty of beaches among which the most famous are Tiwi, Diani and Shelly. Mombasa enjoys 12 hours of sunshine throughout the year and the range of water activities available at all the beaches is diverse and includes water-skiing, diving, swimming and snorkeling.

Others attractions
For animal lovers, the place to visit is the city’s Haller Park, a nature reserve that is home to a very diverse range of wildlife. Home to more than 150 species of birds, Haller Park is also home to giraffes, Zebras and hippos among others. Mombasa’s Mamba Village is another popular destination for nature lovers. The village is a huge crocodile farm where you get to view the crocs at close range, see them fight over a meal or (if you so desire) partake of crocodile meat. Mombasa’s weather is pleasant and the temperatures do not fluctuate too much and this makes the city a destination that can be visited any time of the year. Unlike some cities in the United States like Spokane, the winter is just too cold to enjoy yourself.

How to Start and Succeed As a Dog Breeder

Globally, the dog is acknowledged as man’s best friend. What this means is that the world desires dogs today and will continue to do so indefinitely. Since everybody craves a good dog, the demand for dogs can only keep growing and getting into dog breeding, either as a hobby or for profit, is a really swell idea.

With the global use of the internet to carry out transactions, succeeding in the dog breeding business today is much easier than it was in the past. As a dog breeder, you’ll easily get in touch with other breeders globally to get ideas, look for semen or even to look for markets. It is therefore possible to have your dog breeding business on continental Europe or Africa while your market is in the US.


The requirements for a dog breeding business could be very comprehensive or actually very basic. If you are a hobbyist, you might consider starting off with just two dogs, a male and a female, and to do it at home. You could even start with one female and decide to source for semen from other sources. Whether you start big or small, you need to know the dog breed you are keen on and study it intensively. Needless to say, different dog breeds have varying requirements and this will ultimately influence the amount of time and money you will spend.

To be a successful dog breeder, make sure that you are operating within the law. Does your city or county require special licenses for dog breeders? What kinds of structures are accepted for the housing of the dogs? On top of this, find out about insurance requirements. Even when the local laws do not make insurance mandatory, consider negotiating some insurance with a local firm to help cover you in the unfortunate event that your dogs fall ill or die or even hurt people. While the capital outlay required to start a dog breeding business will be influenced greatly by the number of dogs you intend to keep, it is extremely important that you work with a vet to help you decide the amount of money you’ll need.

While you might have an idea about the food requirements, only a vet can tell you with certainty the kind of vet care and vaccines a certain breed will require. Above everything else, you must have a passion for dogs to succeed as a breeder. Build on that passion by studying and researching as widely as possible about the breeds you are interested in and also consider joining other breeders in your area or joining an internet forum.