Our campsite in Pula was special, since we could
park our caravan on the cliffs.
We saw some spectacular sunsets from our deck chairs, and every evening at sunset, dozens of Dolphins swam by.
To round off the evening, we sat with new-found camper friends, and exchanged travel experiences over a bottle of Croatian wine, (which is delicious by the way.)
If you would like to see more of our camping
impressions in Pula Just click on the above photo. ⇑
The following beaches were all within a few minutes walking distance from us. What a Rhapsody in blues and greens. The water was so crystal clear, but unfortunately still too cold for us in April.
We changed our original plans to visit the Plitvice Lakes and decided to drive to Pula, to see ‘The Night of the Lights Festivities’. Well, they should have named it, the night of the THREE lights festivities. Lol…as usual, the advertisements were more impressive than the show.
It was more a conglomerate of family gatherings than a city of lights. Little girls dressed in petticoats and oversized bows kicked soccer balls through narrow alleyways with their brothers, while mothers’ ran after the short-stops, snatching one or the other to wipe dripping chocolate ice-cream from their chins.
Our walk through the rather ‘dark’ city of lights, turned out to be a — dodge the flying soccer balls — hike. But we took it all in stride, and to Herbert’s delight, he kicked the soccer ball a few times himself.
If you would like to see more of our impressions in Pula, just click on the photo above. ⇑
Of course we visited the Roman Amphibium theater in Pula, which has hosted some of the greatest bands in the world, and still does on a regular basis. As you see, one of the knights from bygone days is still chained to one of the columns. Tsk tsk… I wasn’t sure if I should free him, but being a generous kind maiden of the court, I took heart and released the poor soul of his misery.
I’m happy to say there are no further images of this brave knight in gray.
Moving right along….
Pula has a large harbor, and has one of the most impressive ship restorers and ship
building manufacturers. It was a treat to stroll through the ship yards, and admire the highly polished mahogany decks,
adorned with brass framed pothole windows and shining bells.
The highlight of our stay, though, was an excursion to Motovun…………,
an ancient village built on the top of a mountain. The landscape was breathtaking. Rolling green hills, miles of wild forests, and serpentine rivers
If you would like to see more
photos of Motovan
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