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... day trip to Pula. We wove through windy roads amidst olive fields and grapevines. Istria is the name of this region and its known for both its wine and olive oil.
The day was sunny and warm in early December and we got some great photos of the amphitheater. There's a $8 charge to get in, but you actually get better views from walking around outside. The views are unobstructed, so we ...
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Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Rovinj, Croatia (pronounced ro VEEN)
These are lazy days. Finally. We're allowing ourselves some vacation days. After countless ...
... have skipped Istria.
Leaving Istria, we just happened to stop in Senj for the night, but it proved to be a pleasant seaside town. As an example of how friendly Croatians are, the man at the desk of the main hotel let us use their computer to print our Ryanair boarding pass, even though we weren't staying there. (Ryanair punishes you if you don't print your pass before arriving at the ...
... town. The tour in the outdoor portion of the Amphitheatre was somewhat relaxed, however the underground portion was absolutely packed with large tour groups (probably from nearby cruise ships), and I was glad to get out of there.
The tour ended at a large Roman arch and after that we were free for lunch. Several of us wandered over to the outdoor market, and there was an upstairs restaurant there, so we stopped for a meal. I ...
... in the sun as it began disappearing behind some clouds. We were not as prepared as others around us who came with small mats and large towels to lie down on, but we slept well enough anyway.
Once we woke up and showered to warm up, we headed back into the old town where there was live music going on. We walked by restaurant after restaurant full of people eating and drinking while looking at the sea in the moonlight and listening to the ...