Travel Blogs from Opatija
... How difficult could it be, it’s only 193 miles away! So with Ness behind the wheel for the first stint, glasses on and concentration on her face, I was sat in the passenger seat with the Croatia roadmap folded out – I forgot how big these roadmaps are – nearly half the size of Liechtenstein! So with only the relevant section of the map folded out we set course for Rijeka.
The scenery changed ...
... the first thunderclap and fairly soon after that I heard ths first raindrops on the tent, I jumped out of bed and began to put the drying rack in the front part of the tent so it would stay dry. I also put the chairs there, so we could sit dry in the morning.
The thunderstorm was off somewhere on thd mainland and bounced around in the mountains, so this time we only got a bit rain instead of hail or a downpour.
Departed on another wet day. After our peninsular stay we moved onto Rijeka about 450km north only 30 min from the Italian boarder. Rijeka was un upmarket port city. Young people and tourist filled the squares and the port pier. Great fir evening walks. Our apartment was small ...
Friday 30 May Opatija
We have a difficulty with one of our
credit cards today. Alison's mastercard does not work either in
teller machines or in supermarket purchases. We have my 28 degree
card but we are totally reliant on that now so it is a bit of a
concern. When we get to somewhere we have a good solid internet
connection we will skype call mastercard in Australia and see if ...
... It had been cooked on a hotplate
with lightly cooked garlic and parsley on top. Quite oily but really
good olive oil. Wonderful fresh ingredients cooked simply and well.
A memorable meal. It appeared that they did not do coffee and sweets
just the fish. It was pretty economical too at around A$45 for the 2
of us with a half litre of wine.
After our wonderful lunch we meandered