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    Here Are 21 Photos Of Croatia That Are Almost As Good As Being There

    Why not live vicariously through photos of ancient ruins, clear waters, and stunning sunsets?

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    1. Look! An overview of beautiful Dubrovnik, a city made very popular by a lesser-known television series that used to be on HBO.

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    Have you ever heard of Game of Thrones? Consider bingeing it whilst you remain at home and practice social distancing.

    2. Ah, a sunset over Zadar — and not just any sunset, but the nicest sunset in the entire world according to friend Alfred Hitchcock.

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    He's quoted as saying, “Zadar has the most beautiful sunset in the world."

    3. Observe this serene scene in Brač, featuring terracotta roofs and calm waters that are after my damn heart.

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    I would very much like to be sailing in the boat featured above.

    4. A Roman amphitheater in Pula = not a terrible thing to add to one's travel bucket list.

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    Ugh, I suppose the above is sort of photogenic.

    5. In Privlaka, humans can have a little sunshine and salt water as a treat.*

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    *A treat one can enjoy after a bit of social distancing.

    6. Envision this: You just left the beach. Your hair is salty. Your skin is sun-kissed. You're about to enjoy the below cappuccino. All is right with the world.

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    The beaches are beautiful, the architecture is lovely, but arguably the best thing about Croatia is that everyone actually sits down to enjoy their coffee.

    7. We! Love! A! Mountain! Backdrop!

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    This view is only slightly better than the one I currently have (a grey wall, for reference).

    8. The waterfalls at Krka National Park are so gorgeous, I'm sure I speak for all of us when I say we should go against the advice of TLC and chase them.

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    You're welcome for the Instagram caption.

    9. *adds walking through narrow alleyways in Zadar on list of things to do*

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    Once I can safely travel again, that is.

    10. Give a warm welcome to Zagreb, the capital of Croatia and also the new capital of your heart.

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    Back at it with the terracotta roofs.

    11. Stare at the Church of St Donatus (built during the ninth century) before getting jealous that the architecture in your own city does not look like the below. Lol.

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    Psst, this is only a short walk away from the sea organ (a unique underwater instrument that produces sound in unison with crashing waves).

    12. Slip into your most photogenic athleisure. Have you done that yet? Great! Now envision yourself hiking through Plitvice Lakes National Park whilst wearing that exact outfit.

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    This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to 16 lakes connected by waterfalls.

    13. Ancient ruins are cool, and Diocletian's Palace is among the coolest of them. This fortress from the fourth century CE is packed with twists, turns, and picturesque restaurants.

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    Psst, this is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    14. I will gladly give up my home-brewed instant coffee for the chance to enjoy my caffeine in one of the below seats, thank you very much.

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    Privlaka, Croatia = my dad's hometown and home to one of the most photogenic cafés in the world.

    15. Here is an aerial view of King's Landing to sooth your Cersei-hating soul.

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    "SHAME" — what you'll feel for not already having Croatia on your bucket list.

    16. Let's all give a round of applause for this drool-worthy pizza, which tasted just as delicious as it looks.

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    The pizza you'll devour in Croatia > the salad you had for lunch.

    17. BRB, going to dig up my bikini and pretend to go swimming in the crystal clear waters of Makarska.

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    A beach so clean that I can actually see my toes in the water? Sounds fake.

    18. Trogir is here to forever change your definition of the word "quaint." I would gladly take several long strolls through cobblestone streets below.

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    A cobblestone street = the key to my heart.

    19. I am not an architect (surprise), but that won't stop me from being an architecture enthusiast — and the building pictured below is pretty damn fine.

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    The city of Rijeka is home to many buildings you'll want to snap, filter, and post.

    20. Aaaand let's add more coffee in Split for the soul.

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    One can never have too much caffeine, too much beach, or too many palm trees.

    21. And with that, I bid you adieu. A ta ta for now. A ~sea~ you later, if you will.

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    I will be daydreaming about all of the above photos for the foreseeable future.

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