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... the offseason price for the meal and wine was under $15 for 2 people.
We went to a maritime museum in the fort on the hill. It was simple but had a nice display about an Austrian passenger line (The Baron Gautsch) that was destroyed in the early days of WW1. The captain had been warned that the coast was just mined, but he disregarded the instructions and was sunk by a "friendly" mine ...
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Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Rovinj, Croatia (pronounced ro VEEN)
These are lazy days. Finally. We're allowing ourselves some vacation days. After countless ...
A bit cooler and rainy this morning. Our last full day in this lovely town. We checked out the fishing fleet again when it arrived - mainly sardines and a few octopus. The guys work so hard taking the fish from huge vats and putting them in boxes, filling the boxes with ice and loading them into trucks. Apparently the fish are all trucked off to Italy for sale as Croatia only has a population of 4.1 million and Italy has 67 ...
We caught a boat over to an island called Sv. Andrija which is only about twenty minutes away. A stunning island with beautiful trees, mainly pines, and a nature trail running all around it and a huge hotel plonked in the middle of it, spoiling the landscape!
David went ...
... I can only imagine what it’s like on the larger “mainstream” tours with 60-80 people.
After dinner it was a quiet 30 minute ride back to Motovun, where Peter took us right to the spot where the city bus usually drops passengers. We made the tiring hike up the hill and finally back to the hotel (where I got a coffee to take to my room).
Overall, it was a very interesting (albeit long and tiring) day.