Valamar Riviera Hotel & Residence
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The cool thing about arriving in a new place at night is that when you wake up you get to see it in a whole new light. This Mediterranean fishing port on the Istrian coast is even more charming by day. After a much needed leisurely start to the day we wandered down the polished cobbled stone streets in search of bikes. For 50 kuna (about 10 New Zealand dollars) each you can hire a bike for 5 hours. So that's what we did. The Istrian peninsula ...
Burano one of Venice's many islands is like Venice but a lot smaller and way more colourful. It reminded me a bit of La Boca in Buenos Aires. Brightly coloured buildings line the canals and although busy with tourists at this time of year, a lot quieter and it has a sense of calm about it. It is very charming. A few vapouretto rides, lunch and fighting our way through the crowds with our backpacks later we arrived at San Basilio - ...
... word of warning...Those kind of beach rentals become available on July first (please note the date of this blog post.)
We first find a beach next to a campground and wander in thinking we might at least find shade. We sit on the grass for awhile, leaning against a wall but it doesn't feel right so we get up and start walking. We do eventually wander to a beach with a bar and settle in for awhile but it isn't quite what we had ...
... Most of those stairs ended just below the water level so you could get your feet wet, but then had to commit to a much larger drop off to actually go further. After a few tries with different stairs, I helped him to find a small pebble beach, where he could more easily get to the water, and he spent a little time splashing and watch the crabs that were plentiful at the water's edge. Meanwhile the rest of the group was resting under umbrellas ...
... up to the bell tower.
After descending, we tour the various rooms of the Bishop's Palace - one that seems totally out of place with more "modern" baroque interior design with mint green walls. Continuing through another room displaying period clothing and on to an window overlooking the famous mosaic floor that is exposed outdoors, but roped off for protection.
After what seems like must be the end of the tour, we notice a sign for ...