Croatia wasn’t even on my radar when I moved to Germany.  I first started hearing about it at work as colleagues shared their summer vacation stories.  It quickly made my list of places I needed to visit, mostly because it sounded like a place that would remind me of the swim/snorkel/scuba-diving summers I had growing up with my mom and dad… a hope that my move to Germany didn’t mean an end to hot summers next to refreshing, fifty shades of blue water.