If you find your self alone in this part of Dalmatia first time, it's better for you to stay out of finding this oasis. Meaby strange conclusion but true, for this piece of nature know's only local residents, and in most cases they dont want sporadic visitors to be those who also enjoy in Zrmanja river. Main reason for that is fear of pollution, and this is their original way to keep place clean and wonderfull.
But if you have lucky as me, than you will find your guide for adventure in Mokro polje (Wet Field), in area of Croatian city Knin, 3 km before Zrmanja turns on west.
Most time as you get closer to this specially place, you will fill just like someone who go deeper and deeper in the magic labyrinth, and then, suprisse! Pure and wild nature offers what is most needed in the days of tropical heat. Very cold water in which at first seems it's impossible to get, but only half a minute of courage and you're in the best possible relaxation pool for body and soul.
In addition, this is one of the rare places in area that does not have any neighboring house, so the water is perfectly clean, not just for swimming, but also for drinking.
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Europe is generally agreed to be the birthplace of western culture, including such legendary innovations as the democratic nation-state, football and tomato sauce.
The word Europe comes from the Greek goddess Europa, who was kidnapped by Zeus and plunked down on the island of Crete. Europa gradually changed from referring to mainland Greece until it extended finally to include Norway and Russia.
Don't be confused that Europe is called a continent without looking like an island, the way the other continents do. It's okay. The Ural mountains have steadily been there to divide Europe from Asia for the last 250 million years. Russia technically inhabits "Eurasia".
Europe is presently uniting into one political and economic zone with a common currency called the Euro. The European Union originated in 1993 and is now composed of 27 member states. Its headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium.
Do not confuse the EU with the Council of Europe, which has 47 member states and dates to 1949. These two bodies share the same flag, national anthem, and mission of integrating Europe. The headquarters of the Council are located in Strasbourg, France, and it is most famous for its European Court of Human Rights.
In spite of these two bodies, there is still no single Constitution or set of laws applying to all the countries of Europe. Debate rages over the role of the EU in regards to national sovereignty. As of January 2009, the Lisbon Treaty is the closest thing to a European Constitution, yet it has not been approved by all the EU states.
Text by Steve Smith.