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Travel Blogs from Opatija
Finally Zadar was in sight– who needs a TomTom! Before we knew it, we had found our lovely yellow apartment and our host, Kruno, was waiting for us.
Pleased with our map reading skills we celebrated by walking into the old town of Zadar to check out a few sights and then found a fantastic restaurant recommended by Kruno followed by a few drinks at a trendy bar overlooking the water to watch the sun go ...
... treeless. The reason is the salty strong winds along the northeast coast called Bora. On the west side it is quite the opposite. Lush green land with a lot of Oleaders, Lavender and Thyme. There are many nice small and old cities and a coast full of beautiful bays where you can swim.
Like I said, we started at Baska on the other end of the island. It is a small cute city with a 1,8 km long beach. My it was busy. ...
Departed on another wet day. After our peninsular stay we moved onto Rijeka about 450km north only 30 min from the Italian boarder. Rijeka was un upmarket port city. Young people and tourist filled the squares and the port pier. Great fir evening walks. Our apartment was small ...
... 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 ...
... and MC.
I gather there was an Italian
component and groups from Slovenia and all over the former
Yugoslavia. An a'capella group in national costume did really well,
I often find single sex groups lacking the harmonic range we have
come to expect, but this group, (Zora, I think they were named) had
a contralto that really filled in the harmonies well.
The instruments ranged from ...