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Europe » Croatia » Istria » Crikvenica April 14th 2015

Travelling down to the tip of the Istrian region to the port town of Pula was on the top of our list yesterday. We drove first to the small village of Bale, a quiet picturesque place with the Soardo-Bembo Castle built between two towers. These, along wth the town gates and fortifications all date back to the Middle Ages. We were virtually alone in this timy hamlet with a handful of cafes and locals going about their daily routines. We drove further down until we reached Pula, Istria's biggest city. It is a busy port but also has some of Croatia's top Roman ruins. This city has long been the centre of trade, industry, and military strength and in 177 B.C. it became an integral outpost of the Roman Empire. Pula was destroyed following Julius Caesar's ... read more
Roman Amphitheatre
I Am 'Spartacus'...........not!
Amphorae

Europe » Croatia » Istria » Crikvenica July 20th 2010

Hi there, Well, it has been hard to do all this vacationing! Nick is doing good with the relaxing and his driving is not to bad! Yesterday we went up into the mountains where the Komadina's lived in a stone house that was built in 1909. There is not much left of the house, but it was worth the dirve. The road to the house was as wide as the car! I am sure glad that we did not meet up with another car! The view from the top of the mountain was spectacular! The Croatian coast line from north to south. It was very windy up in the moutains, and so the tarrian was very barren. We went down to Crkvenica later for dinner with Nick's cousin and his wife. It was unreal to sit ... read more
What's left in Drsnik
The sheep and goats




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