A peaceful day off
The Croatians suffered immensly in the war. Young men were sent to fight in their tennis shoes with no weapons, 2000 are missing, known to be dead but their families don’t know how or where their bodies are. Suicide is common amongst those returning. Margarita who we stayed with told us that for 3 years she barely went to bed at night, constantly scanning the TV for news of her brother sent to fight. Tourism collapsed so families had no income.
The good news is that people are coming back – this place is beautiful & yet largely unspoilt. Our balcony looked directly across to Brac island, also could see Hvar island