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Beautiful Blue Croatia – Part 3

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campers view

Looks like we’re on a boat, doesn’t it? lol

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.

City in Lights , Pula

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….

DSC04169Pula 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…………,IMG_0084

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
Just

click

on  the photo

below. ⇓

 

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Thank you for visiting, and I would love to read your thoughts. Please do leave a comment. ♥

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Author: Angelika Schwarz

I'm an author on the go. Give me a caravan, laptop, camera, and Hubby at my side, ( not exactly in that order), and I'm on a 'roll'.

13 thoughts on “Beautiful Blue Croatia – Part 3

  1. I love this blog! You wonderful writing and pictures make me feel as if I’m right there with you…and make me really want to go and see for myself someday. What a glorious setting…I love the pictures of your table by the sea…front row seats to the entire universe while you eat. Thank you. I really enjoyed this!

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  2. I love how you always comment on my blog so quickly. Thank you so much Sharon. I invested a lot of time and love in this blog. I’m glad it’s appreciated.

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  3. I enjoy your blog! It allows me to see places I’ve never seen before. I love to travel, and following your blog is the next best thing to being there myself.

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  4. How do you like the photos of the shining knight in gray? lol

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  5. I was struck by how Pula reminds me of both Rome and Paris. Those ruins look similar in style to the Coliseum in Rome, and many of the street and market scenes remind me of Paris. It looks like a place I would enjoy exploring!

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  6. Loved your knight in shining grey!

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  7. He can be so funny. That’s what I love about him. 🙂

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  8. Incredible photos, Angelika! And what a handsome knight. 🙂 This makes me regret not visiting Croatia when I had the chance, living in Germany. Thank you for the spectacular tour. Sounds like you had a wonderful trip!

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  9. Oh and he can be a naughty knight. lol Never say never Debbie. If you come over, I’ll meet you there!

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  10. Naughty is fun! 🙂 True, if we win the lottery we can travel much more. It’s so expensive to cross the Atlantic these days! Ideally, I’d love to just sell everything and travel the world. Your motorhome is close to that ideal, I think.

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  11. Debbie, we met other campers who do that. So far they seemed to be thrilled with their life. I think I would want at least a small apartment… some stationary place to go back to, incase medical attention is needed. Our 5 week vacation in Croatia cost us only 350 Euros rent. No extra taxes to pay; no electricity or water bill. It’s cheaper than living in an apartment. By the way, there were many campers with one or two dogs with them. Just about all camp sites have special sections for owners with dogs, and even supply dog beaches and showers. We found that in Italy and Croatia, and most camp sites in Germany.

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  12. What is the name of the camp ground in Pula that you were able to camp along the cliffs? We would love to experience this. We were avid campers in America and recently moved to Europe. We are purchasing a very very small caravan to start exploring. We are making plans to camp at your favorite location by Bodensee that you wrote a post about. Thank you so much for writing about your locations. It helps take off the nervous edge of the unknown of camping in Europe.

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  13. Hi Sam, I’m happy to help out a fellow camper! The low prices that I mentioned are all pre-season prices. So if you are traveling during the summer months, prices can go up more fold. I believe Croatia, is any case one of the most inexpensive countries to camp in. The name of the camp we were at, on the cliffs by Pula is: Camp Ground Village Stoja. You will love it! Breathtaking views form the cliffs! I would love to hear how you liked it, and Boden See too. Happy Camping, and I hope you come back to visit. I will be writing about a new spot at Boden See in a few weeks. 🙂

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