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Jun 6, 2018 - Last day Croatia

This morning we had breakfast and saw downtown Rijeka. It definitely has a different vibe here. It’s a working city and not touristy. We even had a hard time finding a souvenir shop. It was the only place to have dirty river water. Everywhere else was crystal clear. It makes sense though because it is a commercial port and transportation hub. We then headed to the Cernik cemetery to try and find our grandfather’s parents’ grave. We were glad to have found their grave along with about 50 other graves with multiple names on each. We were not...

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May 25, 2018 - Love at first sight

We love Croatia! It didn’t take long to feel at home. Here everyone knows how to prounce our name and they know the way to our heart..lamb on the spit. Sadly we haven’t tried it yet. It was too early in the morning and we assumed we could find it everywhere so we didn’t stop. Big mistake. We only found this in one area but we will be back. Today we toured the Istria Peninsula in the northwest part of Croatia. We stopped in four towns visiting the sights. Each town had its own vibe and we’re bigger than we expected. We drove through Vrsar...

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Sep 24, 2016 - Croatia ... Porec and around

We left Zagreb around 9:30am (after the car rental process) and made our way to the Istria Region of Croatia, which is in the north western part of the country. The toll roads here are excellent which made the drive easy and quick. Our first stop was Porec, a nice seaside tourist town and central for us to explore the north part via day trips. We arrived without a reservation and quickly found that things are different here than in Mexico and Asia. To find a place in the off season, you need to go to a tourist office. They use their data...

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Jul 11, 2009 - Porec Croatia

Porec Croatia We stopped by the bears for another look before we drove on to Porec. This morning they were out and energetic. The large bears were having a bit of a play fight on the log while the baby took great care not to get too close. After that we headed off. We stopped at a town along the way that still had a lot of evidence of war. Bullet holes in the buildings reminded us how lucky we are in our lives. We eventually found the Istrian peninsula of Croatia and the Sunset apartments where we were staying. They had mucked up our...

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May 11, 2009 - Into Istria

Thursday 7th May. Bade a sad farewell to Bordon Farm and our hosts with six of their best bottles and set of for the Croatian border. Following the coast road (by mistake) we came into or more truthfully by the town of Umag with unrestricted development which seems to stretch for miles with camp sites, holiday villages, restaurants and bars. It is alleged that the old town is very interesting but you have to be prepared to fight your way through campervans, campers and chaos. We popped into several other interesting small villages such as...

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May 11, 2009 - Politics and history

Friday 8th May. Well is summer here at last with our third sunny start of day? Our schedule was to be to visit Vsar, Rovinj and Pazin but you never know. The scenery was lovely but different to Slovenia. Vsar was pleasant but as parking was difficult just drove through. On the way to Rovinje we passed the end of the Limski canal, a fyord (?) that cuts 12 miles inland between high mountains on both sides , where there are viewing points to look down and along this spectacular waterway. There were also the inevitable stalls of tourist goods...

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