🙋🏻♀️ Krka Pt.2... disclaimer: long story! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
So having seen a million AMAZING pictures of Krka National Park online, I was so excited to visit to see it for myself, and of course get some cute 'insta pics'... Krka however, was NOTHING like what I expected, so I'm gonna paint you all the picture... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Walking down towards the waterfall, I realised that there were a LOT of people in this park. Everyone is just dandering along, selfie sticks out, phones recording - cool, BUT, most of this walk is on a boardwalk for preservation of the natural surroundings, so everyone was in a VERY confined space. There was no room for overtaking/walking at your own pace, so snail pace it was... 🐌...just a *little* frustrating. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
When we got down to the 'bottom' of the walk, I was shocked; stalls selling souvenirs, restaurants, ice cream stands, you name it. It was also a Saturday (mistake 1) and it was around lunch time (mistake 2) so it seemed like everyone plus their cousins, grandmas, dog was there - It was like an actual cattle mart. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
So considering it was around 36degrees, we were really looking forward to cooling off in the water. But this was not going to be easy either apparently. What looked like a beautiful pool of crystal blue water, was actually a toe stubbing, ankle breaking, death trap of sharp rocks and boulders. 🤦🏻♀️ Everyone was trying their best for cute pics in the water but I guarantee that most of these photos have crying children and adults falling on their ass, in the background 😂 This was the best that we could do - alright picture, avoided the swarms of tourists, didn't lose any toes in the process. But this does NOT portray reality.
If you LOVE nature, please avoid Krka in peak season. I'm wondering why the cap on the number of tourists is not lower, as the overcrowding was uncomfortable and is bound to be unsustainable for nature to thrive in this area. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
MORAL OF THE STORY: Don't believe everything you see on Instagram kids! 🤷🏻♀️ #tourism #truth #realtalk #touristtrap #krka #krkanationalpark #croatia #glt