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Travel Blogs from Opatija
... How difficult could it be, it’s only 193 miles away! So with Ness behind the wheel for the first stint, glasses on and concentration on her face, I was sat in the passenger seat with the Croatia roadmap folded out – I forgot how big these roadmaps are – nearly half the size of Liechtenstein! So with only the relevant section of the map folded out we set course for Rijeka.
The scenery changed ...
... and you could look farther than when you're sitting on the beach.
By the time we had had enough of that beach, it was allready 5 pm so we figured we'd check out the rest of the island some other time.
We did some shoping for dinner and had a shower.
Since it was hot the day before and no clouds in the sky to speak of, it did not accure to me that it might rain. So when in the middle of the night I woke ...
... dud the job. It was in an old port side 4 story building old staircase but had the best local market at our door. Veg, fish, meat, it had it all. During our week we did a day tour to Pula, and ancient port village complete with roman gates and walls and an amphitheatre like ...
... can sort it out.
Opatija was developed as a resort town
for the aristocracy of the Hapsburg empire so it has had wonderful
public works projects along the foreshore. This includes the
Lungomare, a 13 km long elegant public walkway along the shoreline.
Everywhere else the seashore is alienated by private dwellings and
massive hotels that like to make their bit of seashore ...
and salads to choose. We had smoked anchovies as an antipasto with
bread and a salad of cucumber, the yellow potatoes that we have seen
extensively, beans and tomatoes and a little lettuce. The olive oil
on the table was really good. The house white was also really good
local wine of the style we we become used to.
We had a fish each (Sea Bass I think).
It arrived on a plate by ...