Published: June 23rd 2011June 20th 2011
my lunch resto closest
The heading above is of course appropriate for all the right/wrong reasons. This is all about seeing as much as you can, but there comes a point where you cannot – let alone write about it! This is written on the 4 ½ hr bus trip on 23 June to Zadar – so some days on, and in a way this is better as I will not be able to babble on! Cos I can only just remember. Anyway the 10am bus to Piran from Ljub seemed about right when bought form the machine (finally – touch screens can be jumpy) – but I was panicked about getting there in time as walking 10-15mins so got the hotel to call a cab. They said 10 mins which was about the time I had! – but he was there shortly after. This only cost a little less than 3E. and was a lifesaver as you never know whether the bus is going to be late or not (coming from somewhere else). I had decided to go to Piran as at least the hotel/hostel there was a walkable distance of 10 mins or so form the bus station – Koper (more on that
later) was an absolute shocker in that sense as I later found out. Anyway as the trip was only a little over 2 hrs I was there in Piran about 12.30pm and was able to get into my room – effectively a quad room – 2 single/double + bunk at B14 (short for Bonifacio the street it is in – main bit and the wifi down the road at B11). This cost 50E to have all to myself and dorm rooms are 25E so much better to spread out. The own room thing is better for security of your stuff but it is a bit solitary but I do not exactly need to save the $$$. 3 star hotels have generally been costing around 60-65E so around $85.
Anyway being in Piran early and at lunchtime decided to do lunch for a change and had a marinara spaghetti at one of the many places along the waterfront, with a beer. I was considering going back to Koper (30 mins back on local bus) that day but decided on Izola (20-25mins on bus) instead as Nina at reception had said she thought it nicer than Koper. I would ultimately agree.
Izola - Lasko beer
a local brew (for goats?)
Got the bus there around at 3.30pm and poked rd there for a couple of hours – after getting off too early and not at all close to the main bit. Clearly a much more ‘local’ place with people going about their summer waterside activities at the pebbly type ‘beach’. All very relaxed but I think I am over this summer thing already – it is late June and it has been 30C or just over everyday. Bit too tropical for me on an everyday basis and would not come here again at this sort of time.
The photos will tell the story I guess to save me writing about it. When the bus came back – it stops at the edge of the old town peninsula which Is not entirely pedestrian, but mostly. Decided to eat at the seafood Italian type place down past the bus thinking it would likely be cheaper than the places along the waterfront corso. This was not actually the case. Had effectively 6 large grilled scampi for 16E – which totally required the crab crackers for the long claws etc and very messy fingers. Tasty but laborious.
There are more photos below