Have you ever been in Croatia?
As you put on your tie before a business meeting of a theatre performance, as you write with your ball point pen, as you turn on the light do you ever think of Croatia ? Our guess is that you don’t. Why should you ?Kastel Gomilica – Travel to Croatia
But let us press the point. Your tie is, after all, a direct descendant of the very same cravat that Croatian soldiers, as the French encyclopedia tells us, used to tie around their necks in the 17th century. We have light thanks to Tesla’s system of alternating-current. And the ball-pen you write with, was invented by Slavoljub Penkala, a Croatian engineer who constructed the first ball point pen and the first fountain pen in 1906.
The gods wanted to crown their creation and on the last day they turned tears, stars and the sea breeze into the isles of Kornati. ” Thus spoke George Bernard Shaw, referring to the largest archipelago in the Mediterranean with its 140 islands, islets and reefs. Few people realize that Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” takes place here, or that Carlo Goldoni, Jack London, Eugene Ionesco, to name but a few, .were enchanted by the beauty of the Croatian landscape. Immortalized in words or in paintings, the Croatian towns are discreet witnesses to so many lives. Trsteno, a small place near Dubrovnik, never found its place in the works of Lord Byron. Nevertheless, it apparently had a special place in the heart of one of the fathers of European romanticism. The reason, so the legend has it, is a beautiful blonde from the North. The famous master of plots and intrigues Agatha Christie also had a good reason to find a special place in her heart for Dubrovnik and Split: she spent her second honeymoon there.