We headed down the coast after checking out yesterday with the idea of staying in Pula. We started by visiting Rovinj. This is a really beautiful city on the Adriatic sea with a nice market, good coffee and a beautiful walk up the hill to the church. Here are a few pictures:
It was a nice way to spend the morning. We then headed south to Pula, but we were unimpressed with the town and the accommodations so after driving around a bit we decided to move on to a town called Opatija. This is a small town that is clearly a vacation destination for Europe. Very few English speakers here except the staff. We stopped at a pretty expensive hotel but we decided to stay anyway. We booked for two nights since we wanted a bit of rest and not just to drive another day. This hotel is right on the beach and we are enjoying it very much.
Ya, pretty much heaven. I am writing this while sitting on a chaise lounge on the side of the Med, under an umbrella sipping wine. This resort has a distinctively European feel to it. (Translation — many of the women wear men’s bathing suits) No pictures!
Have a great day folks!
I will probably not post tomorrow since we are planning another day of the same. Getting hot — must go swimming!