I was actually annoyed with myself when I found that I was in croatia as I had wanted to stop in a little slovenian cafe...that was until we were driving down the road and spotted a pig, spit roasting outside a resturant...there were tyre tracks on the road, we spun around so fast.

We had an amazing meal, a huge platter of spit roasted pork, chips and raw onions, local bread and a couple of bottles of water...all for about 30e, of course expensive by local standards, but it was awesome.

We were busily congratulating ourselves on finding the restuarant, when we realised that every second place had a pig roasting outside. I would feel very insecure if I were pork in this place, but it was so so good. On the way here today we passed another place that had half of the meat counter of a supermarket, roasting outside..we know where we are going to eat tonight, no idea of where we will sleep!

We drove and drove some more, heading for a ferry port about half way down the coast. Again we avoided motorways, and so had a beautiful (rain shrouded) trip hugging the coast all the way. This place looks like what I would imagine the sorrento coastline looked about 30 years ago, tourism seems to be the biggest industry, but its of the campsite and B&B variety, rather than big hotels, I guess campsites are cheaper to build. Get here soon, before it becomes like every other concrete holiday spot. We stopped in a little campsite, which was just a flat bit of land looking out to sea, a row of campers, cliffs behind, sea in front., The sound of the waves only drowned out by the thunderstorms. There was a little restaurant just by the campsite, even closer to the water. Vodkas about 70c a shot!

Today it is still wet, and we have arrived at the ferry port, food shortly and then somewhere to sleep, our ferry doesnt leave until a civilised 4pm tomorrow, a 3 hour trip on a catamaran for about 7e each...like I said get here soon.

The city Zadar is a combination of un touristified roman ruins and communist architecture, set around a gorgeous bay. We are going to stay with some slovenian friends tomorrow in Unije island, car free, island, so a bed and no driving for a couple of days, bliss!

So folks, if there is anything you want us to bring you back from our travels (including the hypermarkets in France) email me your lists..

 


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Dearbhla
08/03/2010 5:32am

Hello there...are ye out of phone contact?? I was trying to get in touch for your birthday..but sure you should know by now that I was thinking of you! hope all is going well -sounds like a big huge adventure. Enjoy every second if it...and keep writing. I'm really enjoying it...whenever I get a chance to log on a catch up: )
Giant hugs from Galway


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