Grand Hotel Opatijska Cvijeta
Travel Blogs from Opatija
... walked along the Lungomare to
Volosko. A resort village but with a real fishing fleet. I gather
that Volosko has many renowned restaurants so we will try one
Back in Opatija we found a market hall
very close to our flat. We were delighted to buy some vegetables,
cheeses, a salami sausage etc, Best of all there was a separate fish
market that was obviously very well ...
... piano accordion accompaniment to a 5 piece group with violin, double
bass, 2 guitars and, of course, the piano accordion.
The dance troupes were the centre
piece of the show. There were Dervishes that I could recognise as
well as the Italian and Slovenian groups. I think it was a local
Croatian group who had a group of youngsters who stole the show at
times. A wonderful evening.
... for the stop we needed to get to the hotel. Finding the right track in the subway, or underground as they call it here, means up and across and down, over platforms and it's Saturday afternoon about 3 pm and very busy and we are heaving our heavy suitcases through the mobs and onto escalators or just hefting them up and down stairs. What a workout!! When we get off, a man gave us directions for our hotel and we walked ...
... 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. ...
Dalmatian Riviera It rained ! It poured! It blew the house down! What a wild night last night. The boat ride after dinner last night had just gotten underway when the lightning started and the rain started. When Leslie returned she looked like a drowned rat. I was cozy and warm! So today's hike was cancelled. The rain had stopped but the ground was like a sponge. Walking on smooth or rough limestone and grass is ...