Hotel Villa Ariston
Travel Blogs from Opatija
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Opatija was developed as a resort town
for the aristocracy of the Hapsburg empire so it has had wonderful
public works projects along the foreshore. This includes the
Lungomare, a 13 km long elegant public walkway along the shoreline.
Everywhere else the seashore is alienated by private dwellings and
massive hotels that like to make their bit of seashore ...
and salads to choose. We had smoked anchovies as an antipasto with
bread and a salad of cucumber, the yellow potatoes that we have seen
extensively, beans and tomatoes and a little lettuce. The olive oil
on the table was really good. The house white was also really good
local wine of the style we we become used to.
We had a fish each (Sea Bass I think).
It arrived on a plate by ...
Farewell to Croatia Up at 4:30, jumped into comfy clothes, brought my suitcase to the lobby, joined the gang for one last time at breakfast at 5, and boarded the bus for the 4 hour trip to the airport at Dubrovnik. I sat with Sarah, a sweet new friend who is going to meet Leslie and me on Tuesday to do some things in her hometown of London. We chatted and snoozed. Finally we were there, scrambled through the ticket line, ...
... been a fabulous experience. The landscape and scenery was spectacular. The HF leaders were wonderful and made everything seamless. The hotels and food were amazing. The weather was fab. And the new friends are absolutely wonderful. I never expected to visit Montenegro and Croatia, but hey, when opportunity knocks you open the door. Positive all the way. You should try it yourself. I was happy to have you hike along. Good night. Sweet ...
Dalmatian Riviera It rained ! It poured! It blew the house down! What a wild night last night. The boat ride after dinner last night had just gotten underway when the lightning started and the rain started. When Leslie returned she looked like a drowned rat. I was cozy and warm! So today's hike was cancelled. The rain had stopped but the ground was like a sponge. Walking on smooth or rough limestone and grass is ...