Travel Blogs from Njivice
They had a delightful breakfast and really enjoyed the fresh orange juice. They went for a walk by the sea organ again and meet a couple from the Black Country.
It really was getting too hot already so they went into the shade of the narrow streets. After looking at some Roman remains,they found the best ice cream yet to cool off.
Back to the hotel for coffee and a sleep for Ed, it is hard being the birthday boy! ...
... can sort it out.
Opatija was developed as a resort town
for the aristocracy of the Hapsburg empire so it has had wonderful
public works projects along the foreshore. This includes the
Lungomare, a 13 km long elegant public walkway along the shoreline.
Everywhere else the seashore is alienated by private dwellings and
massive hotels that like to make their bit of seashore ...
... It had been cooked on a hotplate
with lightly cooked garlic and parsley on top. Quite oily but really
good olive oil. Wonderful fresh ingredients cooked simply and well.
A memorable meal. It appeared that they did not do coffee and sweets
just the fish. It was pretty economical too at around A$45 for the 2
of us with a half litre of wine.
After our wonderful lunch we meandered
... The sun was hot. It was another workout. Thank goddess we had been climbing mountains for two weeks. Seemed like a breeze... What can I say about the hotel?? Hmmmm... You don't get what you don't pay for. Tiny, cramped, not too clean, narrow halls and stairs. But there is a lift, AC, breakfast, the bathroom is newer. TV, and the bed is comfy. We are on Holland Road, a long street of older elegant row houses. Older ...
... had a few narrow street/paths and was charming. Then we had a quite slow amble along a trail leading to Brela, the next town north of Baska Voda. It was overcast, dry, and cooler which are perfect walking conditions. Had our lunch at a new cafe sitting out on a lovely terrace on cushioned chairs, a real comfort compared to limestone rock on a mountain edge. We had a pint and were allowed to eat our own lunch there which we appreciated. ...