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... corners was very exciting. I stopped at the top of the pass, from where I could see the north Adriatic sea and the city of Rijeka and took some photos.
I rode down near the sea coast and then headed back north to Slovenia and Ljubljana.
Next Destination: Pfaffenhofen, Tyrol, Austria, reached by driving through South Tirol Italy and the Dolomites mountains
... choccy's and waffle cone too.
Petes was vanilla and lime with chocolate straws.
Lastnight we decided to have our farewell dinner with Ray and Jo at their hotel The Miramar. We had a 4 course meal which was scrumptious, small servings but totally adequate.
They had a Croatian ensemble singing and playing stringed instruments. A very enjoyable ...
... coastline. Austrian aristocracy used the area, and more hotels and private villas were built. It became the Pearl of the Adriactic, later nickname is the Queen of Croatian Tourism. Lots of Italians used the area as the architecture reflects, but then WWII happened and it declined. In the 1970s they started building like crazy, and in the 1980s it became a popular resort again. In the 1990s, the war did not occur here. However, this area was used to house refugees ...
... them and started the meetings that lead to the Dayton Peace Accords. The Croatian territories were returned peacefully. 350,000 Serbs were exiled from Croatia. There were atrocities done on both sides. Some Croat generals/officers were sentenced for war crimes. Our WC break was fortuitous. We arrived at a great time, three more buses pulled in before we left. Beat the competition! Along the trip to the lakes, Valho read the local news about fighting at football ...
With so much going on, we haven't updated you in a while. I'll give a short summary here, and as time allows I'll go back and post photos from our stops.
- After leaving Portugal, we stopped in Bilbao, Spain for a visit to the Guggenheim museum.
- Driving north through France, we stopped for a couple days at some of the D-Day beaches in ...