Travel Blogs from Opatija
Croatia - Opatija: Shoulder is still improving and movement is about 85%. Isn't it great how younger people heal quickly? Found a camera that may be slightly better than the one I lost in Trieste . Without the address in the GPS it would not have been possible. The shop was in a back street with a frontage of about 3 meters – but heaps of …
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.
... The sun was hot. It was another workout. Thank goddess we had been climbing mountains for two weeks. Seemed like a breeze... What can I say about the hotel?? Hmmmm... You don't get what you don't pay for. Tiny, cramped, not too clean, narrow halls and stairs. But there is a lift, AC, breakfast, the bathroom is newer. TV, and the bed is comfy. We are on Holland Road, a long street of older elegant row houses. Older ...
... of Istria. Sadly the clouds didn't break but we did see an old village and we stopped to taste and buy sheep cheese. The drive back was short and uneventful and we pulled into the restaurant and waited for Katrina and Davor to arrive. The food was traditional regional fare including a veal leg roasted under a "bell". Very tasty. Bit rough on the vegetarians although nobody apart possibly from Mak went hungry. Then down ...