My daughter and a few friends are in europe for the semester and would like to visit Croatia. Is it safe there and what area would you suugest they stay.Thanks
To be frank, will your daughter and her friends actually pay attention to any advice you offer? Will the friends' mothers appreciate your intervention?
Croatia is generally very safe. Where exactly do they want to go? I guess something like Dubrovnik?
I'm sure they'll be fine, though :)
We have had no qualms about recommending Croatia to independent travelers as well as taking our tour groups there for many years. As always, I recommend that the travelers do some research about what they want to see. If none of them have a guidebook that covers Croatia, then some are sold in the English-language sections of bookstores in Europe. Rick's overview at http://www.ricksteves.com/europe/croatia and the Croatian Tourist Office can also be starting points.
If they want to visit a city like Dubrovnik on a long weekend, then they would fly there. Dubrovnik and most of Croatia's coastline are not served by train; bus and ferry are the public transport options. Even if they have a week or more time to spend, they might still fly from their home base. www.skyscanner.com is a good search engine.
The dangers would include, but are not limited to:
-Getting a sunburn
-Tripping on a cobblestone
-Choking on a fishbone
-Ruining a favorite shirt with black ink risotto
-Getting a bit tipsy on excellent Croatian wine
-Developing anxiety because you regret not studying abroad in Croatia
Thanks for your suggestions. Any ideas what the easiest and cheapest way to get from italy to Croatia and then back to copenhagen. Its a tough one. Thanks