In our new Globe Trotter series, Viral Travel reviews all the best places to see, eat, and stay at, in every country of the world!
This week we visit: Croatia
One of the most important things to keep in mind when traveling to Croatia is that the civil war ended in 1995, meaning only 20 years ago. There are still parts of the country where there are mine fields but they are very well marked and if you watch out, you should have no trouble avoiding them. Fortunately, these areas are mostly in remote parts of the country where most tourists do not venture anyway.
Also, it would be a good idea to avoid mentioning Yugoslavia or Serbia (and especially mistaking Croatia for either of these) since the ethnic tensions are still somewhat high in the area, especially in the eastern and southern parts of the country.
Crime is not a big issue in Croatia, especially violent crime. Strangers are generally not considered to be in any more danger than the local population. In crowded areas and public transport, it might still be a good idea to pay more attention to your belongings, but this is true everywhere you go in the world.
If you travel to Croatia during the summer, you should know that pretty much all of the major roads will feature dense traffic and it is important to stay calm and alert at all times.