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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 ...
... 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 ...
... its flatland neighbor Livade were in the midst of a month-long festival honoring truffles by serving them in every conceivable dish including ice cream. After all, the black and white truffles that are harvested from Motovun’s nearby forests are the lifeblood of this area, attracting tourists and their money.
Without a reservation, we didn’t know if we could find a room “in the clouds” where we hoped to stay. So we started our search in ...
... gelato, pleased it was someone else’s turn to take us home for the night. We left late the next day, our bodies not used to emitting so much energy the day before. We had really only ‘planned’ up to Venice, so we left expecting to make it as far as we felt like. And like pressing the repeat button, this happened to be up until the F-ing sky opened its wet sad hell onto us again.
We had followed the coast aiming ...
Upon our arrival in Croatia our European adventure took on another dimension completely and managed to raise the adrenalin levels somewhat on a number of occasions in the first two days. Firstly, we woke on Tuesday morning to pouring rain, found our way across Zagreb to pick up a rental car for the rest of the week, a VW Golf. Not only is it left hand drive but also manual, and changing gear completely back to front is harder than one would think! The bad weather was a bummer, not ...