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VISIT NATURE PARK BLIDINJE AND HAJDUCKE VRLETI HOTEL WITH ME!

Hello darlings! It's time to continue our Blidinje travel series. This beautiful nature park is one of Europe's best kept secrets. I can't wait to share more of what Blidinje has to offer with you. If you're planning on visiting Bosnia and Herzegovina, this is one nature park that you don't want to miss, especially if you are a mountain lover! Moreover, there is so much to see and do here all year around.

Ciao miei cari lettori! Come state? Oggi sono (di nuovo) la vostra guida turistica per parco naturale Blidinje. Questo bellissimo parco naturale è uno dei segreti meglio custoditi d'Europa. Se avete in programma visitare la Bosnia-Erzegovina, questo è un parco naturale che semplice dobbiate vedere! C'è così tanto da vedere e da fare qui durante tutto l'anno. Se amate le montagne, dobbiate visitare Blidinje. 

Zdravo dragi moji! Danas ću vas odvesti u park prirode Blidinje. Nastavljamo gdje smo stali prošli put moglo bi se reći, a ja jedva čekam da vam pokažem više od ovog prekrasnog parka prirode kojeg smatram jednom od najbolje čuvanih tajni Europe. Ako planirate posjetiti Bosnu i Herzegovinu, ni slučajno ne smijete propustiti ovaj park prirode jer nudi toliko ljepota i aktivnosti, tako da možete puno toga vidjeti u svako doba godine.

WHERE TO STAY AND DINE IN NATURE PARK BLIDINJE? WHY I WOULD RECOMMEND THE HOTEL HAJDUCKE VRLETI?
If you remember my previous post, you'll know that Blidinje is a nature park located in a mountain area. In my last post, I showed you the amazing mountain lake Blidinje, today I'll show you where to dine & stay in Blidinje. I'm sure there are other lovely options, but my first recommendation has to be hotel Hajducke Vrleti. I didn't stay in hotel Hajducke Vrleti this time but I did in the past (you can read my review of Hadjucke Vrleti here). This time around our visit to nature park Blidinje was not a long one, so we didn't have the chance to spend the night. We arrived to nature park Blidinje in the morning, stopped by Hajducke Vrleti Hotel for  breakfast. While we were eating, friends who have a mountain home in vicinity invited us for drinks, so we went to see them. After that, we visited the mountain church of Saint Elias in Masna Luka and then drove all the way to Kupres.  Long story short, it was one really active day and we finished it with a visit to city Posusje. (I'll blog about it soon enough). It is good that we enjoyed a yummy and healthy breakfast at the hotel, so we had plenty of energy for that busy day. Scroll down to read my restaurant recommendation. 

RESTAURANT RECOMMENDATION: HOTEL HAJDUCKE VRLETI 
We have dinned in hotel Hadujke Vrleti many times and we have always enjoyed my meals there. Their cuisine is really top notch, they have a great selection of dishes and the food they serve is always fantastic. Dinning in this restaurant is a great experience not just because of the amazing food but also because of very friendly staff and atmosphere. Plus, you can't really beat this location, can you? I mean look at the view! Mountains all around, fresh air, really it's a dream to eat here. This time around I ordered a cherry tomato and ricotta salad. I'm not flaring at the moment, so I could let myself eat a salad. Sadly, that is not always the case. One of the hardest thing about living with Chron disease is to resist the salads. However, this time since I wasn't flaring, the salad didn't hurt me and seasoned with some lovely olive oil, I enjoyed it a lot. My husband ordered fried eggs and he was just as happy with his dish as I was. I can definitely recommend this restaurant! I'm a big fan of their branding as well. They have logos & signs of Hajducke Vrleti on everything.



The restaurant area isn't only limited to indoors, there is a fabulous dinning area outside of the hotel. A lovely little mountain garden you can stroll in. You can also enjoy a cup of coffee, tea and cakes at the outside terrace. I do recommend it as the mountains views are nothing short of spectacular. Nothing quite beats the mountain air, am I right or what? I wish I could trasport myself there right now, the heat in Mostar city is quite oppressive at the moment. In fact, I wish I could move to Hajducke Vrleti for the summer!

THE STORY OF AN OUTFIT 
Now, a few words about my outfit. Nothing is really new in this mixed print summer styling. This striped t-shirt is  an inherited item, it might also be vintage, I'm not entirely sure but it is definitely second hand. The tartan print skirt is vintage and it used to belong to my mother. I do like how these two items look together, I'm always up for a big print mixing. Prints are always fun but to many they are easier to pull out in the summer. Personally, I like to print mix in all seasons but if you lack courage, summer is the ideal time to start. The black backpack and the boromina sandals are both practical choices (taken that this is a hiking outfit) but I also think they look cute. My accessorizes weren't of the most practical kind, though. I accessorized this look more than I usually do, opting to wear multiple bracelets, a necklace and a headband with DIY touches. I guess I wanted to add a bit of bling to my hiking styling. How do you like this summer outfit?
HOW I WORE THESE ITEMS IN THE PAST?
You can see how I wore this headband before here.
You can see how I styled this vintage skirt here, here, here and here
See how I styled this necklace before here here, HERE and here
See how I styled these sandals here here, HERE, and here

OUTFIT DETAILS: T-SHIRT: INHERITED (SECOND HAND), SKIRT: INHERITED (VINTAGE), HEADBAND: OLD+ DIY, SHOES: BOROMIRA, BACKPACK: NOT BRANDED (BOUGHT IN BORSA STORE),NECKLACE: DRESSLINK, BRACELETS: GIFTED

 PROTECTED AREAS IN BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA: BLIDINJE 

Today I'm focusing on nature park Blidinje, but while I'm at it, it is also worth mentioning other protected areas in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In total there are 3 nature parks in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Hutovo Blato (founded in 1995), Blidinje (founded in 1995) and Bardač (1995). Moreover, there are also four national parks and they include: Sutjeska (founded in 1965),  Kozara (1967), Una (2008) and Drina National Park (founded in 2017). If you wonder what is the difference between a national and nature park, it's basically in a degree of protection. Both areas are by definition protected by law, but one is more protected that the other, i.e., a national park is placed under greater protection. You can check out this article for a complete explanation of a difference between nature and national park but I definitely recommend visiting both kinds of parks. Do you have a favourite national or nature park? Do you like to visit such places? 

MY TOP 8 POSTS ABOUT NATURE PARK BLIDINJE 
As always, thank you for reading and visiting! Did you enjoy this travel guide to Blidinje nature park? Tell me all in the comments.

Comments

  1. Hi Ivana
    Thanks for sharing a little bit of your country I love that.
    The hotel seems to be very cozy!!
    You are dressed like an intellectual woman.
    xoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

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  2. Oh this truly looks like a wonderful way to do a relaxing vacation. And the the hotel looks so romantic. and the food. looks soooooo good! This type of vaca reminds me of my grandparents every summer they would go to the mountains to a lodge style place in the Catskills. Think Dirty Dancing. This style of vacationing was very popular in their day. And love the contrasting pattern look, so chic!

    Allie of
    www.allienyc.com

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    1. I can definitely see the benefits of that kind of vacationing. Thank you!

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  3. Hi Ivana, I really love your outfit today, I also like to mix pattern and colors, that skirt suits you very well! Thank you for showing Blidinje nature park, it looks fantastic!
    xxx

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  4. We always love places where we can sit outside and enjoy the view. Especially when you have a view as gorgeous as that.
    And your outfit is so wonderful Ivana!!
    XOXO
    Jodie

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  5. This area looks fantastic; thanks so much for sharing it with us Ivana! You can almost feel the burning heat through your photos; gosh I love the summer season SO much. The outdoor egg chairs look so comfortable; definitely wish I was there right now instead of rainy London haha. Hope you're having a lovely week so far!!

    aglassofice.com x

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    1. Thank you. It was quite hot if I recall well and that's might seem odd given the extremely high altitude but I guess that's just Mediterranean climate for you.

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  6. Hi dear, first of all I think this is your best outfit..
    Then, this place it's beautiful..
    kisses

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  7. Good post 😊 have a nice summer 😊

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  8. It looks like a really beautiful place to visit! The hotel is really cute and you can't beat a mountain view. Thank you for the recommendations, and I really love your outfit with the mixing of prints!

    x Kara | http://karascloset.net

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  9. Blidinje looks like a wonderful vacation spot for how it combines old world charm with beautiful nature. Places like this are really quite perfect for relaxing summer getaways. Hotel Hadjucke Vrleti must be great if you have stayed there before and chosen to return. Return visits are the biggest testament to how good an accommodation is. To be able to dine outside with such marvelous mountain views has to be such a treat. I'm glad to hear that your Crohn's wasn't flaring and you were able to enjoy a salad.

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    1. Thank you Rowena. I did have a lovely time there.

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  10. What a beautiful place to visit! That salad looks so delicious too, and the view from those fun chairs is lovely! What a nice place.

    I like your fun print mix outfit too!

    I just posted my weekday wear linkup, I'd love you to join! :)

    Hope that your week is off to a great start!

    Away From Blue

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  11. Blidinje looks amazing. That hotel is so charming. I love those balconies. It must have been relaxing to spend time in the mountain garden. Very cute mixing of patterns in your outfit!

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  12. This looks like a great place to visit! It looks like you had a wonderful time Ivana!

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  13. What a lovely location for holiday, Blidinje seems like a great place to spend time. I love an amazing view of nature so mountains at your back door sounds wonderful. I'm happy to hear that you were able to enjoy a salad this time. Wishing you a lovely new week, dear Ivana.

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  14. Such an amazing place. I love all your pics.
    And your skirt is so fab.

    Ann
    https://roomsofinspiration.blogspot.com/

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  15. What an amazing place!
    I love your print mix :)
    This skirt is so beautiful, I loved it!

    https://www.heyimwiththeband.com.br/

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  16. What a fantastic location! I love the scenery and the sound of delicious lunch and those wicker chairs are uber cool! x

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  17. Ma che parco stupendo! Già solo dalle foto si percepisce la freschezza dell'aria ed il tepore del sole di montagna, che bello!
    E che panorama mozzafiato! La meta ideale per fuggire dal caldo di questi giorni in città!
    Super carino anche il tuo look, mi piace molto l'dea di mescolare quadri e righe, è molto cool e perfetta per le vacanze estive!
    Baci!
    S
    https://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.com

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  18. What a lovely park- and I am digging your print mixing, babe!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  19. The scenery of nature park Blidinje is really rather spectacular. Having breakfast/lunch surrounded by all this natural beauty must be amazing. I'd love to while away some time in those wonderful wicker chairs. Heavenly! xxx

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  20. What a lovely location! thanks for sharing, xx

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  21. Thanks a lot :D

    you look absolutelly amazing

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  22. Beautiful views! Delicious food! Perfectly!

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  23. I love the kinda Retro touch in this look.
    The skirt is so cool, love the pattern and Color. And btw how cool is this place.
    AMAZING: I adore the summer vibes in These Pictures.

    take a look at my BLOG and my INSTAGRAM

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  24. Firstly, thank you for sharing these awesome park and recreation recommendations Ivana. Perfect way to spend time outdoors in the Summer. The food looks delicious too. You look fabulous in the mixed print look and love your comfy and stylish shoes. Awesome for walking around.

    Xx
    Nikki
    www.nikkilivinglife.com/blog

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  25. Amei seu artigo, estou acompanhando seu blog há alguns dias e posso dizer é estou adorando. Sempre tem conteúdo de qualidade com bastante dicas e informações interessantes!

    Parabéns!

    Meu Blog: Alagoas da Sorte

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  26. Preslatko mestasce, bas za totalni relax! Ove stolice-ljuljaske su pravi hit. Zao mi je sto si retko na Instagramu, a ja ne stizem redovno da sve sa bloga propratim, ali svakako uzivam sa malim zakasnjenjem u gledanju i citanju :)

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