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Jun 5, 2018 - North Bound

Today we drove north back to Rijeka with a few stops along the way. Our first stop was Trogir which is in a small island. The city itself is a UNESCO world heritage sight. We grabbed some breakfast at the bakery and headed to main square. We toured the Cathedral of St Lawerence. It took 400 years for them to finish building the church. They also have several other churches all in a row that were built throughout the years, the first one being from the 9th century but it was torn down in the 19th century and only certain walls remain. On our...

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Venice/Croatia

May 27, 2018 - Family reunion

Along our trip we have been searching for a few things along the way lamb, potica/hunanutcha and good Croatian wine. Today we checked a few bakeries looking for the Croatian bread our Grandma used to make, she called it hunanutcha. No one new what we were talking about so we asked for potica which is a similar sweet bread, so we decided to search for it. Everyone knew what it was (slovenian sweet bread) but no one had it since it is traditionally made at the holidays. We found out the only place you can get it is on the island in Bled Lake....

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Venice/Croatia

Jun 2, 2017 - Rijeka, Croatia

After a white coffee and coco burek I took the bus up to Trsat which is about 20 minutes up the hill. There is a monastery, the old castle and some very nice gardens in Trsat. There's also a library which is always a good source of information when you don't know which way to go. It's a librarian's job to be helpful and this one did not disappoint. We had a nice chat and we discussed the tipping policy in cafes and restaurants, among other things, and she pointed me in the right direction and I was on my way. The castle was pretty damn old...

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Sep 27, 2016 - Croatia ... Bakar

We left Pula and had a nice drive along the coast and inland through some small country side villages. So peaceful and simple. As you pass thru a town ... You really learn to appreciate how good life can be. Old timers sitting in the shade, women selling olive oil and honey at the side of the road ... A few kids kicking a ball or riding a bike ... yards have tomatoes, wine and olive trees ... Goats and chickens ... The roads in most towns are literally the width of our car. In one place we got a bit lost thru the winding streets and ended...

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Apr 10, 2016 - Bus to Rijeka

4/10 Out to bus by 8:30 a.m. for 8 hour+ ride up the coast. Beautiful day, blue sky and not hot. Had a great seat right up front in the bus. (see photos) Last stop one hour before Rijeka is seaside town of Senj - very picturesque! Wiki Info on Rijeka ___ We stayed in Ho(s)tel 1 W...Hostel One World. Very close to everything, economical, and easy to find. Hostel One World Info See Photos... ___ Wiki Info on Mullet Fish

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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

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