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Aug 26, 2018 - Croatia, here we come....

Saturday 18 August Left Slovenia and checked into Croatia at Umag. It took awhile to get through customs. It’s cost E322 for 30 days which includes various safety charges e.g. lighthouses, garbage collection etc. Anchored in a large bay off the town of Dalja. At first we anchored where the majority of other boats anchored, which was within the nature reserve area marked off, but as most of the boats were heading back to their marinas we decided to re-anchor outside of the nature reserve just in case the authorities would come and check up...

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May 31, 2017 - Pula

Pula seems to be a place where Croatians come for a day trip to enjoy cool weather. The city center is complete with many outdoor cafes where tourists and locals alike stop for a cafe, water, or beer. The green market appears to be daily and is complete with beautiful looking produce and fruit. Cherries appear to be in season so I stopped for a 1/2 kilo and two bananas. I like the Mlinar Caffe which is a bakery with outdoor seating and good people watching. I get a Burek (think a puff pastry but thicker) filled with spinach and cheese (6...

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May 24, 2017 - Plitvicka to Pula

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 Plitvicka - Pula If you remember from the last journal, we are dealing with a bathroom that wants to overflow. At 7 am Eke suggested to quickly brush our teeth and get out of the bathroom. While Brian was doing exactly that, dirty water came up all over the floor and it smelled badly too. We got out of there and piled extra towels at the door so the water would not flow into the room and ruin the floor. We didn't feel too badly as we had taken a shower the afternoon before! We would not be shunned by our fellow...

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Sep 26, 2016 - Croatia ... Pula and around

From Porec, we travelled south to Pula. In Croatia, a lot of the smaller summer tourist towns close up shop October to March ... so as we drove down the coast, we noticed many of the restaurants were already boarded up. The main cities, still are in full swimg with hordes of tourist buses at the main attractions. We have tried to stay outside of the main cities to take advantage of it being quieter but also cheaper. In Pula, we lucked out and got an amazing apartment within a huge resort on the ocean called Splendid Resort. Our one bedroom...

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Sep 15, 2015 - Pula the other one

The day dawned brighter, with no sign of rain. Yipee. We got ourselves ready, loaded the dishwasher, and headed towards town. We didn't use Tom because the map looked simple. except there were roadworks, and the main road was closed. So we followed everyone and got into a series of narrow back roads, one way streets, car parks and construction sites! Then we followed Exit signs which took us in circles! Anyway, after braking out of this, we struck a main road and soon saw a sign saying "Arena" so we followed it, and sure enough found the...

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Sep 14, 2015 - King of the mountains

No, nothing to do with Malcolm Turnbull, nothing to do with Midnight Oil! Up early today - we have a long drive to Pula. Breakfast similar to yesterday; ok but not flash. We packed up ready to go by about 9:30. Farewelled the landlady ( she never did tell us her name). She talked a bit today, about the war, and the aftermath. The ruined and empty buildings around Mukinje were owned by Serbians - just abandoned. It's only 25 km to Bosnia. She goes there to shop as things are cheaper. She has many friends there. What a huge waste the war was....

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May 15, 2015 - A green and pleasant land

Hi Everyone What a green and pleasant land north Croatia is. It is not the dry, barren Mediterranean country we were expecting. There are hedgerows of vibrant green, hills of flowering deciduas trees and tree lined roads with over hanging branches giving dappled shade. It’s just like driving along an English country lane! The islands of Croatia (there are over a 1000 of them!) are lush and green on their western sides but looking from the mainland towards their eastern sides they resemble a lunar landscape due to de-forestation in years...

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Dec 18, 2013 - Croatian Revelation

Croatian Revelation My next stop on the Croatian tour required that I leave my beloved Adriatic and head inland. I was driving to Plitvice (Pleat-veet-za) Lakes, in the heart of the Dinaric Alps, the most sparsely populated region of Croatia. The 16 interlinked lakes with hundreds of waterfalls between them, are a UNESCO World Heritage site and I’d been told they were well worth the trip. I had been driving along the foothills of this mountain range as I drove up the coast, and was excited to finally climb into the heart of them in my...

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Jun 11, 2010 - Pula

Pula am suedlichsten Ende der istrischen Halbinsel wartet mit einem extrem gut erhaltenen Amphitheater aus der Zeit des roemischen Kaisers Augustus (ca. 60 - 40 v. Chr.) auf, welches wir frueh morgens fast gaenzlich alleine besuchten. So erfuhren wir in einer tollen Audioguidefuehrung wichtiges ueber die damalige Wichtigkeit dieser roem. Provinz bezueglich Wein- u. Olivenanbau u. Handel, aber eben auch betreffend der grausamen Gladiatorenkaempfe welche bis ins Jahr 500 stattfinden sollten. Der Status eines erfolgreichen Gladiatoren war...

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Sep 7, 2009 - Pula/Pola!

It is approx 12ish on Monday, back in an internet cafe so typos a-plenty... We are in Pula, at the southern tip of the Istrian peninsula - this is the big shipping port for this area, and it has strong Italian influence. We have just spent the morning walking around the Roman Ampitheater - incredible beautiful colliseum right in the middle of town. They actually have concerts there in the summer. More on today later, still need to backtrack to catch up... Spent Sunday doing what I keep calling my dream day. We visited one hilltop town after...

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Apr 20, 2009 - Last stop in Croatia

4/20/09 Pula, a town perched on the northern coast near the Italian border, was our last stop in Croatia. Our apartment overlooked a huge Roman amphitheater, whose well-preserved exterior gives the Colloseum a run for its money. Underneath, hundreds of ancient jugs of wine sport the first “labels” showing where they are from. Historians are able to track the origin and journey of these jugs over hundreds of miles from the information stamped on them. We also enjoyed some local fortified wines made from cherries, blackberries, and honey....

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Oct 14, 2008 - Those Romans sure got around

I remember studying the Roman empire in school. I also remember the saying all roads lead to Rome. However I really didn't understand the vastness of the empire until this trip. Today I am in Pula where there is an old Roman amphitheatre. When I was walking in Spain part of the path was an old Roman road, then there was the Roman wall in London and the baths in Bath.

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