The Travel Medley reviewed Zadar and said it was “only okay” and that there are “better options” in Croatia.
Then, the people of Zadar reviewed The Travel Medley, and y’all – there is NO QUESTION ABOUT IT.
The Travel Medley is the worst. It’s the most ignorant, uncultured blog on the internet! (Or at least, that’s what I gathered from the literal hundreds of emails, comments, and messages I received over the weekend.)
WARNING: Lots of strong language/content up ahead… 😬
*** However, please know that these comments in no way represent the people of Croatia as a whole. As I’ve written in previous posts, I traveled around Croatia for 2.5 months and I looooved it! It’s a gorgeous country, with so much to offer. Plus, I always enjoyed talking to the people there. Everyone was super friendly, helpful, and polite during my travels! ***
For real, y’all.
The people of Croatia are wonderful. I mean that from the bottom of my heart.
So I mostly ignored the comments that said, “go kill yourself” or “dumb fuckin bitch.”
After all, just because someone insults me or disagrees with me… doesn’t mean I have to get angry or worked up over it. (A valuable lesson for everyone involved! 😉)
Plus, while I was reading through my slew of hate mail, I found that I completely agreed with some comments!
For example, this one was a favorite.
UM YES. THANK YOU. This is exactly how I would describe myself!
I will be the first to admit that I am both silly and a girl.
In fact, I try to warn people of this as soon as they visit my website, so they don’t get the wrong idea!
In fact, one could argue that my blog is more about being silly than it is about travel.
And ah yes… here’s another great comment.
I mean… she’s not wrong.
Sometimes, I do have a bit of a horse face.
And I’m not gonna pretend my toes are the prettiest either.
(But ignore the toes – and look at that crystal clear Croatian water, you guys. As mentioned in previous posts, it’s beautiful!)
So anyway, I won’t argue there.
In fact, the vast majority of comments were focused on my physical appearance and my intelligence. (Both of which, I’ve found, correlate highly with your opinion of Zadar.)
Other people wanted to know if my hormones might have affected my lackluster review.
Lol. Great question, guys! I went ahead and did some research for you.
Looking back at my calendar… I got to Zadar on July 21, 2016.
So while I actually had my period a couple of weeks before that (July 1-8), the little pink flower on July 21st means that I was, in fact, ovulating at the time of my visit!
Crazy hormones. Maybe that surge in estrogen did have something to do with it. Who knows?? I appreciate the concern.
And several other commenters felt the need to point out my lack of audience.
Whoa there, “Bri.” Calm down.
I’m totally aware that I’m not famous or anything.
In fact, I’m continually shocked that anyone other than my mom reads the things I post.
I write because I like to. I enjoy being silly and creative, and putting my thoughts into words. Usually, I’m also trying to be somewhat humorous.
(Which sometimes… completely backfires 😂)
But my absolute favorite comments were those that told me my opinion doesn’t matter at all.
Because let’s be honest.
It’s totally true.
Not that many people read my blog, and my opinion really doesn’t matter. Plenty of people love Zadar, and will continue to go there. (Which, for the record, I think is awesome! Because different people are allowed to like different things.)
For example, there are people who think The Travel Medley is the WORST – that it’s the most ignorant, uncultured blog on the internet!
And that’s cool. You’re allowed to think that. I don’t mind.
Thankfully, like this user said, my blog will soon be forgotten.
I certainly hope so!
And in fact, I hope the people of Zadar are the FIRST to forget about my blog.
It’s clearly causing undue stress! 😜
(Ah yes, and aren’t we all sometimes?)
But hey – if they do remember it, maybe the thing that will stick with them is that being silly is okay, you can find humor in any situation, and differences of opinion aren’t the end of the world.
After all, just because someone insults me or disagrees with me… doesn’t mean I have to get angry or worked up over it.