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Hi Nautical fans, my name is
Miguel and today I will share with you a story about a magnificent journey on
the island of Krk, that I visited last summer with my friend Manuela Sometimes.
never sailed in her life, so I decided to show here the world from a sailing
boat perspective. We rented one of my favorite sailboats Jeanneau Sun Fast 32 Yacht
from Croatia´s company SailingEurope, with whom I traveled before ...
... take our time (after all, there's at least 30mins on the parking meter).
First up is the Roman Amphitheater which dates back to 1st century. It is quite an imposing structure - not as big as the Colosseum in Rome, bit impressive nevertheless. The amphitheater turns out to be the only sight where you have to pay to go in, all the rest are freestanding monuments scattered about the ...
... before we get to Croatia. This is where we receive a major shock. There we were barreling down the freeway, halfway through Slovenia, when we are flagged down by the police. "Damn," I thought, "A speed trap." Nope - if only it was a speed trap! After we stopped we were approached by one of the policemen (there were about 6 of them) who demanded to see our passports and rego papers. He then proceeded to inform us that we were stopped because we didn't ...
... t getting much of anything out of us, he handed back our change, $20 bill, and passports and gruffly waved us through.
We were happy to be back in Italy where everything may be run by the mob for all we know but at least they seem to be more subtle about it and/or we are well below their radar as Americans who don't own anything here.
Happy Thanksgiving again! We went to Venice last night and got back today, so there will be more on that ...
... but were disappointed in two apartments we saw. A restaurant server came across the street to suggest that we drive up the hill and stop at the “fast food place where the pavement ends” to ask about a room.
It sounded a bit tentative, like meeting someone in a dark alley. But sure enough, Davo stepped out in front of our car as we slowed next to the cafe. We confirmed that we were interested in a room and he guided us to his home, Villa Maria, where ...