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Travel Warning WARNING: This is not a political forum; please restrict all discussion here to discussion about how best to improve the Croatia article. Off topic debates, political rants, nonsense poetry, etc. will all be removed as it is added. This is a travel guide and ethno-linguistic disputes are utterly irrelevant except insofar as they directly bear upon the experience of a traveler.


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Travel guides advertisement[edit]

Removed from the main page, and copied here for community review. If considered neutral (to my POV it is not), please copy it back. I-am-neuron 12:24, 20 July 2008 (EDT)

Croatia travel guides[edit]

Free Croatia travel guide for mobile phones is available since July 2007. It is called mobiEXPLORE Croatia, available in Flash Lite version (freeware application) and over mobile portal as well. It has rich content about 157 Croatian destinations, interactive city maps with street index, audio guides for major sights and landmarks, up to date weather forecast, news about events, and much more. You can get it from web but it is soon expected to be available via bluetooth transmiters in few larger Croatian cities on Adriatic coast (Split, Zadar, Rijeka...) as well preinstalled on Nokia phones you buy in Croatia. Mostly Nokia mobile phones support this application but it can be used via mobile on any mobile phone. It is more practical than traditional guide books and big city maps. Many useful information can be found on mobiEXPLORE Croatia, such as info about restaurants, shopping, transportation, active tourism, travel agents, nautical marinas, places to go and visit, nightlife,...

Research links[edit]

I'm unclear of the purpose to this section. I would think if people were contributing to the page, they would already have done research. These look like random commercial links.

The following links may assist contributors. -- Huttite 18:55, 7 Jan 2006 (EST)

As above comment was from 2006 and no further discussion, I am removing all the links that have been added here, all are just external links to advertise a business which is against our external links guidelines. The Talk page is to discuss the content of an article, not to promote businesses. Adzas (talk) 05:03, 24 July 2014 (EDT)

Linguistic relationships[edit]

is it, or not, the common language today? serbo-croatian i mean? cause in one place, the author said it is not the same, in the next paragraph he\she said "common language of serbs and croats" i am confused.

I believe this should now be resolved. To learn more about the linguistic relationship between Croatian and Serbian, please head over to Wikipedia. For the purposes of Wikitravel, we use two separate phrasebooks, as the two use different alphabets and have some differences of note to a traveler. --Peter Talk 00:33, 31 October 2007 (EDT)

Vaccinations[edit]

"There are no vaccination required to enter Croatia." I believe this is not true for the Netherlands. Here they advise Hepatitis A and "Diphteria Tetanus Polio". Maybe change this? Globe-trotter 05:03, 8 August 2009 (EDT)

All those boat charters[edit]

A user has understandably asked why his camping link was deleted (quite correctly as it happens) when all these boat charter companies are listed? He has a point. I would like to see them all gone. A country guide is no place for a Yellow Pages type list of boat chartering companies. You could easily argue that with no addresses, no details, just a PageRank improving back-link, they do not belong anywhere at Wikitravel. --Burmesedays 10:56, 10 January 2010 (EST)

I agree, should be listed in the city where they are based, if at all. --Stefan (sertmann) talk 11:33, 10 January 2010 (EST)

Cleaning up this guide[edit]

Boat charter companies removed from the article.

the full list of external links that was moved from the article to the talk page has now been removed. Purpose of the talk page is to discuss the article, not to keep external links.

Adventure holidays[edit]

A number of organizations run adventure holidays in Croatia: --Burmesedays 11:42, 10 January 2010 (EST)

list of travel agencies removed. No general tour planning in the articles but also not on the Talk pages of an article. Adzas (talk) 05:10, 24 July 2014 (EDT)

Other Destinations cleanup[edit]

The Other Destinations section was getting cluttered with small cities and whatnot that didn't belong there. I've removed these, but I don't know much about most of them -- if a more knowledgeable editor thinks any of them are proper entries, please restore them.

D. Guillaime 17:40, 10 January 2010 (EST)

Balkans and Balkan Mountains[edit]

Balkan mountain is not in Croatia! The Dinaric Alps are dominant in Southern Europe (see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dinaric_Alps and http://www.euratlas.com/Atlasphys/Dinariques2.htm). The Balkan mountain range covers Bulgaria and Serbia (see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balkan_Mountains and http://www.euratlas.com/Atlasphys/Balkan2.htm ).

Croatia (most of it anyway) is most definitely in the Balkans but not specifically in the Balkan Mountains. It is very clearly stated and explained here. I see no reason why we should not follow that. Not only Wikipedia, but more importantly English-speaking travelers, think of Croatia as a Balkan nation and that is what matters most here. If there are though references to Croatia specifically being the in the Balkan Mountains, then they should be deleted as that is incorrect. --Burmesedays 04:59, 5 February 2010 (EST)

comment[edit]

Excuse me Burmesedays, I`m not a registered member of Wikitravel. And I´m not quite shure if this is the right way to post my comment. You are right that most parts of Croatia are located on the Balkan-Peninsula. But I really do think that it is important to know for travelers, that this term has a negative connotation and almost anybody in Croatia will be offended. Furthermore croatian culture and traditions have gone through the same developments and epoches as for instance Austria. Of course there are different local influences. But the differences between croatian culture and for instance bulgarian culture standing for a typical Balkan country are enoumous. This starts with the traditional music, architecture and continues with old customs which are mainly affected by the catholic church. Ignoring these facts, or even worse arguing with croatian people about what they are, and what they have to be is not the best basis for a nice vacation. My suggestion would be to leave Croatia in the Balkans section, but also to mention that Croatia partly belongs to central Europe and that croatian people don`t consider themselves to be Balkan People. I know this is not Wikipedia, and I´m not trying to start an edit-war. But this is essential.

Greetings Tom

Croatia now in EU[edit]

Could someone more skilled wiki-writer update Get In - section? Croatia is now part of the European Union so the entry requirements may be a bit different.

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