Thursday, 2 September 2004

Day 2: Trieste to Opatija, Croatia

Bright-eyed and bushy tailed (NOT), we were up at 6am leaving plenty of time to hit the showers and get to the ferry. We arrived at the ferry terminal only to be told that thte captain will decide in half an hour whether or not to sail 'cos of the weather. About 45 minutes later the decision NOT to sail was made so off to the bus station it was!

We met another Aussie couple, Michelle & Josh, who also joined us on the bus. We decided for a small change in plans and booked a bus to Opatija instead of Pula (our original ferry destination).

Opatija is a small town on the bay in Northern Croatia. Loads of rich people from Italy and Rijeka come here on holidays.

We found the tourist office and a very friendly Croatian lady helped us find accomodation in Voskovo which is about 10 minutes walk from Opatija. The owner of the guesthouse came to pick us up by car.

Our room was small but cosy with a kitchen and a bathroom, a fridge and a small table for eating. The couple that own the house are really friendly.

After settling in, we headed out for a seafood lunch. Delicious! We then went for a loooong walk along the marina before heading home. The couple had prepared a BBQ for us, inlcuding 'cevapcici' a type of Croatian sausage.

Chat soon,

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