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The next day we spent enjoying the town, walking around and taking it all in.
In the morning we have a travel day that will leave us gasping, starting with a 7 AM ferry back to Venice, a train to Manarola in the Cinque Terra. The trip will take us about 12 hours by the time we check-in again.
We really enjoyed Slovenia and Croatia, both beautiful countries with great towns and would go back to either.
we stoped in Pula to say hello to Marco (old business partner of Dide) and it turned out that there was an international hockey tournament taking place in the collesiem (almost 2000 years old) between Croatia and Russia - what a treat.
Finally, made our way down to Metcovic, just in time for one day of sun on the beach, before the rain - forcast for the next couple of days.
More to follow as i need to sign off now as we need to get the car back to Metcovic.
... about). Pictures, sadly not to be until we return here in 10 days for a couple of nights. I left my camera on the boat, I am sorry to say. We discovered the loss when we checked into the hotel, went to the lobby to ask if they could phone them to see if it had been turned in. Instead of phoning the young lad who carried our bags to our room, in a different building up ...
... Factoid number two.
Croatians invented their own script,Glagolitic. It was used nationally until the eighteenth century. It is still used in Macedonia, Serbia, Bulgaria and Russia, but is more commonly known as Cyrillic, named after its inventor the Croatian Saint Cyril. It was invented as a means of making the Bible more intelligible to the Slavs.
After a week it was time to move on. ...
... la méditerranée.
Les ruelles de la ville sont étroites, magiques, les pierres au sol sont lisses : mieux vaut marcher pieds nus ! Nous descendons quelques marches pour sortir des rues principales
et nous poser sur les rochers, nous buvons un verre, la mer à nos pieds. Odeurs de friture et de pizzas. Ils parlent Italien, ce qui peut être pratique, mais pas un mot de français.