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Oct 24, 2012 - Sunday 21st to Wednesday 24th October

Hi Everyone Sunday was spent nearly all day travelling! Said a sad goodbye to Florence and caught a train to Venice then another train from there to Trieste! Anna kept us amused on the train to Trieste- finishing off her bottle of Cointreau! Very funny! After a couple of hours wait, we finally caught the bus to Rijeka. A delay of an hour through border controls - one for Slovenia and the other Croatia and everyone growing impatient - and finally arriving at Rijeka then catching a taxi to uncle and auntie's! Relief to finally get there and...

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Europe 2012

Jul 9, 2011 - Fun in Croatia

We had an equally wonderful time with the family in Croatia. Dalibar met us at the border and drove us to our hotel in Rijeka. We then went to his apartment. The town is a bit run-down in spots amazingly more the 20th century buildings than the older ones, but their are very pretty views of the city as well. The water was beautiful however and Dalibar’s family was delightful. His wife, Rose, daughter Anna, spoke wonderful English. I suspect his son, Luka spoke better than he let on as he completely understood us. (He did admit that he knows...

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May 11, 2009 - On to Dalmatia

Saturday 9th May. Left Farm and set off for Pula where we saw the Roman Coliseum, truly superb sight with its original external walls towering over the city. After paying £6 entry we were a little disappointed that so much of the internal structure had been removed and that the underground tunnels were destroyed although there was an underground museum of roman bits, including wine and olive presses and copies of Roman documentation. Pushing on we visited a couple more seaside villages including Medulin where we had lunch in a fabulous...

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Jun 6, 2008 - On to Rijeka

Yesterday afternoon, we boarded a slow ferry up the Dalmatian coast. The slower pace was definitely welcome. The coast was amazing as the boat slowly wound its way north. We had heard much of the ancient Venetian City of Split, its beauty and architecture. We asked if we could get off the ferry and walk around. (We were to dock there for about 1 1-2 hours.) As it turned out, getting off the ferry would have been no problem. Getting back on might have been tricky. And since we did not like the vision of our bags rolling up the Adriatic...

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May 7, 2007 - Crikvenica, Croatia

Coming to Croatia was like visiting an old friend. We were both surprised at how familiar it felt, even Rijeka, a city we've never been to. No doubt part of it comes from the fact that we had gone to Italy without a guidebook and were always just a little behind on figuring things out, whereas not only did we have a guidebook for Croatia, but we've been there before. more later...

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173 Days From Home

Sep 27, 2006 - Rjecka

Rjecka was a quick little stop in which we didn't spend a night technically... as in we didn't stay in a hotel, but we did wander around the streets all night waiting for a bus that never actually arrived. So, to our disappointment, instead of taking this phantom bus we decided to venture toward the train station that was not leaving till much later that night. This town is really nice but we were so tired and thrashed and under slept that we figured hey, why take a picture of a place you will never remember anyhow but as it turns out...

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Oct 8, 2005 - Split, Rijeka, Hvar, Korcula (Croatia)

Have had a wonderful time sailing up the Dalmatian coast on the Jadrolinija ferry, the part between Dubrovnik and Split was the best and the boat pulled into a number of the islands with magnificent old towns and harbours. Croatia is very pretty, weather has been pretty good. I've been impressed with the Croatian food and wine. Wonderful smoked meats, steaks and red wine. The country also has a great history with a lot of Roman buildings, ruins, ampitheatres etc. The arena in Pula is great - smaller than the Colloseum, but more complete.

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EUROTRIP 2005

Aug 30, 2005 - Volosko

Volosko has a 12 km promenade along the seafront, with dozens of grand old 19th century houses and old tree filled gardens lining the pathway. We ended up in the marina last night at a seafood restaurant - lots of grilled squid, seafood risotto, and spaghetti marinara washed down with Croatian white and red wine. Wed 31 Aug. In the morning we ate breakfast on the terrace overlooking the sea and surrounded by baskets of red and pink geraniums, and then set off along the coast towards Pula, travelling the Istrian Peninsula - a very Italian...

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Aug 3, 2004 - Rijeka, Croatia

Croatia Next day the best we could come up with was that there was a bus that went to Pula, Croatia. That would be a start, but that would be the wrong direction (It's like if you're in Boston and you ask how to get to New York and the answer is, that's a different state so I don't know, why don't you go to Albany and ask there. You may have picked up on the fact that I am not impressed by the efficiency of this system - Michelle). So when the bus came we asked the driver's recommendation how to get to the bigger city in the right...

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