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our destination I have chosen the island of Krk in the Adriatic Sea, Croatia,
because I have already been there few years ago and I tooth it would be
appropriate to take my friend there and show here all the beauties this island
has to offer.
is a popular tourist destination, because of its location and proximity to
Slovenia, southern Germany, Austria ...
... take our time (after all, there's at least 30mins on the parking meter).
First up is the Roman Amphitheater which dates back to 1st century. It is quite an imposing structure - not as big as the Colosseum in Rome, bit impressive nevertheless. The amphitheater turns out to be the only sight where you have to pay to go in, all the rest are freestanding monuments scattered about the ...
... before we get to Croatia. This is where we receive a major shock. There we were barreling down the freeway, halfway through Slovenia, when we are flagged down by the police. "Damn," I thought, "A speed trap." Nope - if only it was a speed trap! After we stopped we were approached by one of the policemen (there were about 6 of them) who demanded to see our passports and rego papers. He then proceeded to inform us that we were stopped because we didn't ...
... we must pay 100 Euro per person "minimum" as a "crossing charge" or "tourist fee." We had little to no cash on us and after about 5 minutes of emptying pockets to show only change and cash in US dollars, we offered to turn around to go get money. He said we must and that we needed 200 Euro "minimum." I particularly love that one of the few English words he knew was "minimum" in an effort to extort even more money than 100 Euro per person. After he realized ...
... his wife Lorena rent two upstairs rooms and provide breakfast. Later we found this place in our guidebook!
After parking below the medieval walls, we unloaded bags and trudged a short distance to a charming home with a spacious room offering an expansive view of the valley we had just come through.
After dark settled on the valley below, we decided to find dinner somewhere within the walled town. As we descended the stairs, we met a young French couple ...