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Europe » Croatia » Istria » Motovun June 17th 2019

Friday 31stMay to Wednesday 5th June Cres-Losinj Islands The forecast has improved and we are in for some sunshine again. The ferry to Porozina on the north of Cres was straight forward. Cres is the second biggest Croatian island but is sparsely populated and seems only to have one road from the port along the island. The road is in the process of being improved and made for an interesting driving experience as traffic unloading from the ferry met traffic coming towards the port. We stopped off in Cres Town for provisions before crossing the narrow channel at Osor (a tiny walled town) that separates Cres from the island of Losinj. This was to be a two centre visit where we enjoyed exploring the islands both on foot and by bike. Our first campsite was about ... read more
Mali Losinj
Looking down on Mali Losinj with the rest of Losinj in the distance
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Europe » Croatia » Istria » Medulin June 6th 2019

Thursday 16thMay Krka National Park We are now in Northern Dalmatia We arrived at the campsite yesterday and booked on a guided tour of the National park for today – our first rain free sunny day for a while. The park covers an area of 109 km squared of the Krka River. It includes waterfalls that have been built from travertine, limestone that has settled out of the water and accumulated, which apparently is quite a rare phenomenon. The park is also home to a wealth of plant species, fish and a stopping off place for migratory birds. It also shows evidence of human habitation since prehistoric times and includes the remnants of the former Krka Hydro-power plant which began operations in 1895 just two days after the first hydro-power plant in the world (in the ... read more
Krka National Park
Admiring the wildlife
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Europe » Croatia » Istria May 16th 2019

Je näher wir der Adria kommen umso mehr klart der Himmel auf und nach einer regennassen Fahrt durch Slowenien und über die Grenze nach Kroatien können wir unser Glück kaum fassen, als wir gegen Mittag bei blauem Himmel und 15 Grad in Pula ankommen und vom in der Sonne glitzernden Mittelmeer begrüßt werden. Der Campingplatz auf einer Halbinsel im Süden der Stadt ist nahezu leer und da er eigentlich über 250 Stellplätze verfügt, bedeutet das für uns Platz ohne Ende. Wie es hier allerdings in der Hauptsaison zugehen mag, wollen wir lieber nicht wissen. Unter Pinien an einem kleinen Hang gelegen mit Blick durch die Bäume aufs Wasser beziehen wir unseren Stellplatz und das Urlaubsgefühl setzt spätestens ein, als wir die Liegestühle in die Sonne stellen. Einen Kaffee in der Hand, die Sonnenbrille auf der Nase ... read more
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Europe » Croatia » Istria » Opatija November 6th 2018

Today was an awesome day. I took an optional tour to istria which was about 45 minutes from opatija. It is Croatia's truffle region and is also known for its wines. Besides France and Italy, croatia is the best place for truffles. The area is only an hour from the border of Italy. Trieste is the closest Italian city. There is a significant Italian population and influence here. Mario andretti, the race car driver, is from motuvan, a town we visited. First we stopped off to meet wirh a woman who, along with her well trained dog Nera, hunts for truffles. She gave us a demonstration of how the dogs find them. It was very interesting. I took a video. All my pix are on my camera. Next stop was motuvan, a beautiful Medieval city. We ... read more

Europe » Croatia » Istria » Plitvicka Jezera November 5th 2018

Today was a transit day. Left Zagreb this morning. Really nice city. Today we visited politics lakes, a beautiful national park in Croatia, one of 8. Took a walking tour for about 2 1/2 hours. It was supposed to rain, but luckily it never did. We are now in opatija. Really pretty Adriatic coastal city. Reminds me of the riviera. Great views. I can see why Europeans want to come here for their holidays. I'll add some pix now. ... read more
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Europe » Croatia » Istria » Pula October 31st 2018

Z ubytka smer zel.stanica Budova stara ale pekne upravena, kaviarnicka nesmie chybat. Je tu odstaveny aj jeden parny rusen, v rijeke bol tiez pred stanicou jeden. Vonku pekne slnecno, tak mikina dole a len v kratkom tricku smer cintorin. V miestnom parku dychovka a asi 10ludi, si tu uctievali neakych mrtvych ludi pri pomniku. V okoli cintorina predavali kopu kvetov, dusicky sa blizia. To malo za nasledok aj zvyseny pocet ludi a aut. Mesto pula dokonca dalo gratis dopravu mhd na cintorin. Nuz ale cintorin nebol moj hlavny dovod ist tymto smerom. Ciel je dalsia pevnost giorgio. Keby tu nebola keska ani sem nejdem, bo vsetky pevnosti su tu na jedno kopyto. Kruhova stavba, priekopa a uzavrete pre verejnost. No tato nie, mrezove dvere otvorene, tak idem na prieskum. Dnu maly plac, okolo mury kde boli ... read more

Europe » Croatia » Istria » Pula October 30th 2018

Vonku pekne slnecno a len slabucky vietor. V pekarnicke kupujem ranajky. Pekarniciek je tu dost, to sa mi lubi. Plnene listkove cesto do seba natlacene pri pristave kde ponukaju vyletne lode do np brijuni. Samozrejme v sezone. To teraz moc nehrozi. Popri moru okolo pristavu kde kotvi kopa jacht sa dostavam ku kostoliku Uznesenje Blažene Djevice Marije. Okolo neho prechadzam do fajn stareho mesta. Pekna stredomorska architektura. Je este len 9.30 tak vacsina obchodov zatvorena avsak kaviarnicky uz funguju a ludia popijaju svoju rannu davku. Jedna tour grupa. Cez Park Montezaro, v ktorom kopa skolkarov, sa cestou nescestou dostavam k pevnosti Fort Casoni Vecchi. Kruhovita stavba obklopena priekopou. Dnu sa dostat neda tak ako do ostatnych pevnosti co mam dnes v plane navstivit. Bud je v pevnosti klub, akvarko alebo nieco ine. Nuz dalsi ciel pevnost ... read more

Europe » Croatia » Istria » Pula October 29th 2018

Z ubytka vypadnutie okolo 9.00. Recepcny nikde tak ziadna platba za ubytko, nech si to strhnu z karty. U mlinara kupene orechove hniezda a popri divadlu cez trh smer pristav. Na trhu kopa zeleniny. Dobre to vyzeralo. Uz po pristati v stokholme som chytil druhy dych vo foteni. Cvakam mobilom (na fotak som lenivy a myslim, ze kvalita rovnaka ako na mobile) ostosest. Za den aj 150fotiek. Posledne mesiace v azii to bolo asi 30 za den. V pristave zjedene ranajky. Vyhnal ma dazd. Najskor slabsi ale ako som sa blizil k staremu mestu dost sa rozprsalo. Tak som to zalomil do kaviarne na kapucino. V kaviarniach ludia popijali kavu resp male flaskove pivo. Okolo chodili grupy nemeckych dochodcovskych tour. Po prsacke a vypiti kapucinka smer uzke ulicky a podzemne tuneli. Vchadzam vchodom pri Katolícky kostol ... read more

Europe » Croatia » Istria » Rijeka October 28th 2018

Opat na ranajky burek ale tentoraz masovy a zjedeny na inej lavicke. Presun k divadlu pri ktorom je aj trh. Kvety na hrob, ovozel vonku, dnu syry a pekarenske vyrobky. No moc som sa tu nezdrzal bo zacalo prsat a von som vybehol v mikine. Je teplo, 20c Na ubytku sedenie v lobby. Chlap co tu ma rezervaciu tiez na 3noci, musel vcera nedobrovolne opustit dorm, bo jebly recepcny na jeho postel dal ineho hosta. Chlap dosol vecer, recepcny uz nikde (je tu do 22.00). Tak chlap sa nasackoval do privat izby, recepcny si to ani tento vecer nevsimol. Inak za izbu som zatial neplatil. Ked nevypita, nedam. Jebat ich za tie podvody co robia cez booking. Prinajhorsom si platbu strhnu z karty ktorou som sa zarucil. Toto by bolo druhy krat v zivote co som ... read more

Europe » Croatia » Istria » Rijeka October 27th 2018

Ranajky kupene v pekarni mlinar (siet pekarni v chorvatsku). Davam syrovy burek, ten zjedeny na lavicke pri malom pristave pri Bridge of Croatian Defenders from Homeland War. Dnesny ciel rijeka castle. K nemu idem po nekonecnych schodoch Trsatske Stube. Schody su v pohode. Postupne sa mi naskytaju fajn vyhlady na rijeku, more, kopce, dialnicny most a rozne uzke ulicky co sa napajaju na schody. Na vrchole ma caka kostol Our Lady of Trsat a pri nom Pančićev park. V nom je vytvorena krizova cesta. Tak sa idem poprechadzat. Mierne stupanie po fajn chodniku v lese. Krizova cesta fajn, bo vyjavi su robene formou fajn soch. Nachadzam tu i dva bunkre ale vstup bud blokuje kopa porastu abo smeti. Na vrchole parku je vyhliadka (stara kamenna). Fajn vyhlad na mesto, v pozadi more a kopce. Od kostola ... read more




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