I'm thinking of visiting Croatia next spring, either April or May. I'm into photography so tour groups generally don't work for me. I usually rent a car in order to be able to roam freely and get photos besides just the major cities. Given I've never been to Croatia before, I would really like to know whether it is safe for a woman driving around the country alone?
Will I have trouble with language? Will I encounter problems with road signs or asking for help or ordering in restaurants?
In addition, any recommendations for photogenic places will be appreciated. I definitely want to visit Plitvice NP. I heard about Dubrovnik, Mljet island and Split. What are the most photogenic locations/routes you'll recommend? Spring should be great for wild flowers.
Thanks in advance for any help!!! :D