|Croatia: The Off Season
Croatia was my eighth country I
during my journey around the world. So I automatically thought Croatia
going to be the same as the other countries. It turns out I was very
every other country, I found myself on the go trying to visit every
spot possible. I was used to busy streets and overpopulated cities. Croatia was a
I visited Dubrovnik and Split during
my visit to Croatia.
When I visited this country, it was during the off season. The town
dead, nothing was happening. There was barely anybody in the streets
town was really quiet. I was told during the summer, Croatia
is as its busiest. People
from around the world come to Croatia
to relax and lay by the beach. When I walked through the streets of the
city in Dubrovnik and Split, I saw
boat rental shops, restaurants,
bars, and beachwear shops that were all closed. I could see why they
closed; nobody is here during the winter. They would lose money if they
open year round. Dubrovnik and Split reminded
me of Vail. I am from Colorado
and my family
and I would go to Vail during the summer and the winter. Vail in the
chaotic. People from around the world come to Vail to ski. Every slope
mountain has hundreds of skiers and every bar and restaurant is full.
the summer, the city is quiet. There is nobody in the bars or
the mountain is without snow and skiers. Vail, Dubrovnik,
depend on tourism. The locals lives revolve around tourists. Without tourists,
they can not make money.
countries I visited also depended on tourism. However, it was not the
they depended on to get by. If nobody visited these countries at all, I
these countries could still manage to make money through some other
These countries would still be chaotic, loud and busy. I don’t think
the case for Croatia.
For Split and Dubrovnik, I believe that their main
of money is from the tourists. I was told that tourism really helped Croatia get out
of its slump after the war. I am glad
that tourism has helped Croatia
economically, but I hope they find another way to make money so their
not have to revolve around tourism.