Trip Start Mar 24, 2011
47Trip End Sep 08, 2011
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Mark and David are on a road trip today looking at 5 boats up the coast of Croatia eventually ending up in Pula which is about 6hrs from here. They looked at 2 boats yesterday and hope to look at 2 more tomorrow and then make a decision.
Josh thought that it was important to learn some Croatian so the word of the day is "Hvala" which is thank you. Our attempts are met with a smile but I think that our pronunciation is very bad! Most shopkeepers speak English and we haven't had any trouble purchasing goods; one old lady sold me a lettuce and I had to hold out a hand of change for her to pick through, it cost $4Kuna. We have been enjoying fresh baked bread and it is so yummy we can eat it plain.
The apartment is across the road from the "Riva" which is a shopping strip along the river and the place to see and be seen. It is very relaxing strolling along and watching the world go by. We sat and ate gelato today enjoying the sun.
The temp is about 18deg but the breeze is cool. Mark is enjoying the weather but it is just a touch too cold for me.
Our first night here saw us heading to the Riva for dinner. We ate outside and had pizza, spag bol, and a beautiful dish of slow cooked beefsteaks in a rich sauce served on gnocchi. I ordered it from the specials menu but didn't really know what I was ordering. I was a little nervous about my choice but it was absolutley divine. Melt in the mouth beef over fluffy gnocchi which sounds wrong but went together very nicely. I found out the next day that this dish is called pasticada and is a local dish, so I have now eaten authentic Croatian (and so have the boys who helped me polish it off).