Refugees in Croatia?

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  1. reckless

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    We leave on Thursday for an expected 8 week trip to Italian lakes and Croatia. Watching tonight's news it looks as if the refugees may start using Croatia as an alternative route to Europe.

    What do the funsters think - should we be concerned??

    Karen
     
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  2. Mousy

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    So you don't live up to your username then?:rofl:
     
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  3. reckless

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    Ha nice one @Mousy that's Brian's nickname given to him years ago by his colleagues because he's so very not.
     
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    see if you can get a PM to peter and Elaine , they are there now
     
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  5. Judge Mental

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    Best not go then...you will be murdered in your bed! Out of interest what do you expect to.happen...
     
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  6. Peter & Elaine

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    We have not seen one sign of any trouble nowhere :)
    The people down here are brill very friendly :)
    I will give you one word of warning though if it's raining watch you driving as for some reason the roads become very slippery :confused:

    Up to date have only been gassed twice :whistle:
     
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  7. horshamjack

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    On my estimation your about £5k down then:eek:
     
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  8. Peter & Elaine

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    Just a thought the only refugees we have seen are Germans it full of them
    Mostly Bavarians
    The whole tourist trade down here is built around Germans and Austrian
    We are on one of biggest sites now and there is one more Brit couple
    Dropped pin
    near Poljička cesta - Dočine 71, 21310, Omiš, Croatia
    http://goo.gl/maps/pyEQR
     
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  9. Peter & Elaine

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    Plus 4 iPads 1 Apple Mac 4 iPhones and 2 rolex watches
    But no hangovers strange old world
     
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  10. Judge Mental

    Judge Mental Funster Deceased RIP

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    Croatia has always been dominated by German visitors. Years back that's all the Croatians wanted....german currency.
     
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    Funny thing is most of the Germans down here are from southern Germany and seem a lot more friendly there are a few grumpy hermans but most are ok friendly and willing to try talk
    Is there a north south thing with them with south being more relaxed and more friendly approachable
     
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    Very much so - southern Germans love the British and detest the N Germans as a rule - goes back to WW2 when they were badly treated by the German Army - Travel the Rhine Mosel area and chat with the locals and you will get a good idea. S Germans are always friendly and welcoming. We have had some great times over there
     
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  13. reckless

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    Don't really expect anything to happen Judge! Certainly expect to come out of it alive :) Just heard one of the refugees at the closed Hungary border saying they'd probably look for other routes via Croatia/Slovenia, as we'll be there in about 3 weeks time I thought I'd throw it out here to see if anyone had any thoughts. It will be our first visit so we don't know how thousands of refugees tramping through the country might or might not affect us.

    Gassing :eek: now I really am worried. Thanks for advice @Peter & Elaine we're really looking forward to it (not the slippery roads). I've taken note of some of the sites mentioned by people in previous posts and can't wait to get on the road and away from this dismal weather.

    Karen
     
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    We are in Croatia now and not seen anything untoward
     
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    Can you claim 2 x £2k plus toys/new electric bikes on your insurance for the one holiday:cautious:??
     
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  16. Peter & Elaine

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    I don't see why not
    Today's veiw 28 degrees a light breeze no foreign rabble nearest shop 5 miles away we called in here on way down so it would be rude not call in on way back
    Dropped pin
    near Betina, Croatia
    http://goo.gl/maps/TZ3lu
     
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  17. Petew

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    Left Zeebrugger 3 weeks ago. Now in Pula (Croatia) at a campsite 3 km from the centre. Not seen one refugge!
    Come on down, its 28c and the same predicted for the next week!
     
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    We are heading that way back into Italy proberbly in about 2 weeks
     
  19. reckless

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    We won't get there for 2-3 weeks, save some sunshine for us.
     
  20. Forestboy

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    We're currently in Croatia as well not seen any immigrants and to be honest wouldn't bother me if I did. But then we use Calais Aire and gave 3 Belgium kids hitch hiking a lift from Gravelines to the Coln so maybe we're reckless.
    Seriously though don't worry don't believe a single word written by the British media or the BBC just go and enjoy.
    Croatia is a fantastic country wonderful people once you get used to them and cheap campsites if you've got ACSI especially. We love it here first time in van been before on the motorbike a great motorhome destination. Krka National Park today 30c beautiful blue sky crystal clear waters stunning scenery campsite with ehu and wifi and restaurant £9.00 a night.
     
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