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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)
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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)
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.
"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
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)
Cleaning up this guide
Boat charter companies removed from the article:
A number of organizations run adventure holidays in Croatia:
--Burmesedays 11:42, 10 January 2010 (EST)
Other Destinations cleanup
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
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 ).
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.
Croatia now in EU
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.