The land of truffles

Trip Start Aug 28, 2006
Trip End Aug 31, 2007

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Wednesday, May 9, 2007

our train ride was fun down to the istrian peninsula...three train changes and each train got more ancient and empty as we went.  we hauled our bags to the hotel riviera, sort of a decrepit leftover, but it had nice views of the water.  This town has a lot of roman ruins, a huge coluseum and lots of cobbled streets.  I had pasta with truffles for dinner.  I had never tried truffles, but I may have started an expensive habit...I really liked it! This time we decided to rent a car and drive it to Split.  We headed out to Rovinji, a beautiful town on the coast, really mellow, really ancient.  we walked the streets and had a great 6 euro lunch, the best lunch I have had on the trip for that price.  We keep thinking about that lunch and have yet to find it again.  Things are pretty expensive.  They use Kuna here for money, so we keep trying to figure out what we are really spending, there are alot more zeros with kuna.  We kept heading west that night to our next destination, the national park in the mountains, plitevicke?  It is hard to spell things here, not enough vowels.  We have just concluded that they are lazy spellers...why add more letters when you don't really need them?  this is how you say hi "zdravo", sort of hard.
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tamara_1107 on

About the currenc, 1 euro is 7,30 kuna...croatian currency. You have chosen old and bad hotel in the centre, try next time hostel near the beach, 4km from centre, or hotel Galija in the centre of time,,,great little hotel.
You have chosen a great food to eat...this is very speacial and expensive in Istria.

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