• Croatia,  Park Post

    Park Post: Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia

    This article is written by Sarah-Jane of Chasing the Donkey  Croatia is known worldwide for it’s stunning beaches and 1.000 islands, but what you may not know is that Croatia also has 8 stunning national parks. The most famous, Plitvice Lakes National Park a UNESCO protected World Heritage Site,is a stunning place to visit all year round. When I first visited Plitvice Lakes National Park known as Nacionalni Plitvička Jezera in Croatian, my eyes sprung open like a kid on Christmas morning. I could immediately see this was a magical place! The lakes are situated in central Croatia & became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1979, and ever since have…

  • Chile,  Park Post,  We12hike

    Chile’s magic Huerquehue National Park

    Let me start by saying that until some time ago, I had never heard of Huerquehue National Park before. As Chilean Patagonia has plenty of national parks it can be hard to keep them all apart, especially if you haven’t been there. So during the upcoming months, we will take you on a journey through some of Chile’s most beautiful national parks, starting with Huerquehue, or as it’s pronounced “you-were-kay-you-hey”.   Huerquehue National Park is located about 35 kilometers driving from Pucon in the Aurancanía district. You can get there by bus from the city or with your own car, which is of course more convenient as you can take…