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Europe » Croatia » Istria » Krk August 20th 2020

Krk is the name of an island in the Kvarner Bay (Northern part of the Croatian Adriatic, off the coast of the large city of Rijeka). Krk is the largest island in the Adriatic, covering 406 square km. It is also one of the most populous with 17,000 permanent inhabitants (excluding the tourism population). It is well developed and can get very busy with tourists in July and August, as it is connected by a bridge to the mainland. Rijeka's Airport is also located on the island. The main resorts on the island are Malinska, Omisalj, Vrbnik, Punat and Krk Town, as well as Baska, popular because of its natural sandy beach, a rarity on the Croatian Adriatic. Nenad used to spend time here with his parents in the 1960's (omg), and has not been ever ... read more
Enjoying sun and sea
Feet up train fiaka

Europe » Croatia » Istria » Krk June 8th 2018

Last full day of our Croatian trip. We didn't have much planned but Kirsten was excited because today we were scuba diving. Our guide picked us up and we left Opatija and headed over to the island of Krk. Our travel agent/trip planner Jen is from this island and she was planning to meet us at the dive shop this morning. She is a lovely woman and a great planner! She knows her stuff, so if anyone is planning to come over here, get her details from Kirsten, she's amazing. The dive shop was pretty small, and we should have known something was up when they didn't have many sizes for dive suits. Kirsten wore a lovely 2 piece number, while Chester was in a something about 3 sizes too big. And our dive guide even ... read more
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Pebble Beach
smelling the flowers

Europe » Croatia » Istria » Krk July 24th 2015

Europe » Croatia » Istria » Krk May 13th 2015

Sometimes you should never go back to a place that you loved. Memories can be shattered if the reality of the second visit does not match what happened first time round. Well Suzy was pointed towards Krk and we were going to see if Krk was going to be as good as the first time round. Suzy ate up the miles as she does on Croatian motorways. They are arrow straight, almost empty and without roadworks. They are a joy to drive on according to the driver. As a passenger I enjoy the endless views across the grey karst scenery and attempt to work out what the flowers are that bloom on the roadside. Occaisionally I act as navigator when Sally Sat Nav throws a wobbler which she does from time to time. But most of ... read more
Krk walls
Venetian clock tower
Who is that woman?

Europe » Croatia » Istria » Krk June 4th 2012

Croatia looked like a real land of promise. Why we had never been before I cannot understand. It is one of those places you say you want to go to but never do. The roads just over the border from Slovenia seemed of an excellent standard and our first motorway toll cost 13 kunas. With this small payment you could travel as little as you wanted – us as far as Krk but others going down to Zadar. The money seemed odd as we felt we were spending a lot of money whereas in fact it was next to nothing. I kept thinking we were parting with a lot of cash and had to keep telling myself I was only spending a few pounds as we moved from Slovenia to its neighbour Croatia. We travelled passed ... read more
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Europe » Croatia » Istria » Krk May 8th 2012

The Island of Krk, Croatia.... read more
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Europe » Croatia » Istria » Krk July 11th 2011

When planning this blog there was some discussion as to whether we actually need to write one. Not much has changed from yesterday. It is still very hot, although there are some large clouds in the distance over mainland Croatia, and there is a slight breeze. Our routine seems to be unchanged from yesterday. After breakfast we catch up on blog writing, rest in the cool of our sea view balcony, wander down to the beach front cafes, siesta, swim, cool beers, dinner. Life is so tough, especially in mid 30° temperatures. So as you can see not much has changed from yesterday except this is Blog 100 and we couldn’t let it pass without comment. Tomorrow we rescue our car from this unbearable heat and drive to Trogir, just outside Split, where the temperatures are ... read more
Tourists enjoying the shade, Krk

Europe » Croatia » Istria » Krk July 10th 2011

After a trying night coming to terms with heat that is like a hot blanket we got up to another cloudless day and the need to keep as cool as possible. Our huge hotel is right beside the water and everywhere people were either cooling off in the blue Adriatic or lying in the shade of the many spindly oak trees. A neighbouring camping ground plus day trippers make for a continuous passing parade of humanity enjoying the water and sun, or just dozing in a shady spot. Heat is everywhere; it built through the morning and by noon the water and the air conditioned hotel lobby were the only cooler spots. We managed a leisurely walk around the beach front areas before we joined the throngs in the water. Much of the water’s edge is ... read more
Boat harbour, Njicive, Krk

Europe » Croatia » Istria » Krk July 9th 2011

Our short stay in the relatively small country of Slovenia has been a real eye opener. The people we have met have been friendly, the scenery great and it feels very relaxed. We have discovered a country that would be worth a return visit one day, but today we said our sad farewells to our wonderful hosts and headed for Croatia. To drive on the motorways in Slovenia you need to buy a vignette for either a six month or one year period. As we were only in the country for three days we felt the expense was not worth it so it was the minor roads for us. By taking the minor roads we discovered wonderful scenery, fairytale villages and rural life in Slovenia. Leaving Radovljica the route we took meant negotiating more zig zag ... read more
Countryside in Slovenia
A town we are about to drive through
Exit road we have just driven down near Rijeka

Europe » Croatia » Istria » Krk July 27th 2010

Hi there, Hope that everyone is having a good summer! We have been doing a lot of driving, the last time I wrote we were heading off to Pula. Pula was awesome. The coliseum was out of this world. To think that the place that we were standing on was once a place where gladiators fought and there were thousands of spectators watching! This month there is a film festive inside the walls of the coliseum so there was a giant screen set up. We did not see anyone famous, that is we did not see anyone that we recognized. Who knows maybe we did! We have also drive to the birth place of Nikola Tesla, which Nick was excited about. On that same trip we stopped by this old castle, I think that this one ... read more
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