Yeah, it looks easy, but we are near the bottom, so the incline is not as steep as it is higher up. And do you notice the really rough patch of cobblestone just ahead of the girls- especially the child with the yellow shirt and pink stroller? Murder on a wheelchair!
But it is the expression on her face that caught my eye. You may not be able to tell because the picture is so small, but her face reflects great concern for the safety and comfort of her "baby" as she and her friend come down the lane and near that bumpy patch.
Sweet, beyond belief.
We were so enchanted by the country, its people, and the "feeling" we got being among them that we planned to come back as soon as possible for an extended stay. Even considered buying a place to live.
Using the recommendation of Wendy Perrin, travel writer for Conde Nast Travel Magazine, we contacted Wanda Radetti (http://www.visitcroatia.com), recognized as being the top travel contact for Americans planning trips to Croatia.
As we have stated before, we usually do not make mention of specific agents, hotels, etc., but in this case, it is necessary to make an exception. Prior experience has taught us that disabled travel in countries not used to dealing with the physically challenged presents a set of unique problems, and the disabled traveler is well advise to enlist the services of specialists in arranging trips. Ms. Radetti admitted to a lack of experience dealing with travelers like us, but also
demonstrated a true desire to learn what was necessary to be of service to those following us.
She planned a five week excursion through Croatia for us. Unfortunately, a medical situation forced to cancel the trip, but the experience she gained during the planning should be of great advantage to any of our readers who want to go to Croatia.
The language is difficult, and it is not as easy to find speakers of English as it is in other European countries. But the people in Croatia do not look at you as just another source of money- they are truly pleased to have you in their country. For those people seeking "nuts and bolts" links in Croatia, there is a fairly new website that does an excellent job of presenting possibilities in the country for you, www.total-croatia.com