Travel Blogs from Opatija
... br> We were told to order “Red Red Wine” in the bar, which we only gave a score of “One in Ten”, and to top it off they had “A Rat in the Kitchen”. But it turned out the bar was owned by the drummer of the band UB40 – so that explained everything!
So another 193 miles further away from home and another new place to explore. Cheap and sunny, we are really enjoying Croatia.
... our car on a make shift parkinglot and walked down to the beach. We walked by a cute little harbor. Of course the water was cold but refreshing. Erwin managed to spot a couple of fish without snorkling gear. He actualy managed to take a picture of it!
After we dried up we went back to the car. Our next place was Vrbnik. You had wonderful views and beautiful bays and tiny little streets where hardly a car ...
... 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 ...
absolutely fresh. We bought half a kilo of anchovies that I spent
some considerable time gutting before cooking them up for tea. The
anchovies, boiled new potatoes, Rocket and tomatoes for tea with a
bottle of local Istrian white.
In the morning we had to air the flat
as well as we could as the fried anchovy smell is difficult to shift
but it was worth it.
... piano accordion accompaniment to a 5 piece group with violin, double
bass, 2 guitars and, of course, the piano accordion.
The dance troupes were the centre
piece of the show. There were Dervishes that I could recognise as
well as the Italian and Slovenian groups. I think it was a local
Croatian group who had a group of youngsters who stole the show at
times. A wonderful evening.