Travel: Fažana, Croatia

After driving all the way from Slovenia to nearly the tip of Istria in Croatia we got extremely lucky ending up in the B&B called La Beccaccia in Fažana. After a quick swim in their pool we enjoyed food and wine at the B&B’s restaurant. Sitting outside in the dark and warm is one of the most perfect summer experiences in my book. It was an amazing place to gather our strength for the next day enjoying Kamenjak.

Fažana, Croatia - essiparkkari.wordpress.com

Fažana, Croatia - essiparkkari.wordpress.com

Fažana, Croatia - essiparkkari.wordpress.com

Fažana, Croatia - essiparkkari.wordpress.com

Fažana, Croatia - essiparkkari.wordpress.com

Fažana, Croatia - essiparkkari.wordpress.com

 

 

Travel: The Slovenian coast

Before my trip to Slovenia I looked up facts regarding the country. One of the facts was that there is a respectable 46 km of coast line. Now looking into it again, I found varying information for the length of the coast line, from 42 km to 47 km. But it’s thereabouts. This post is of three towns on that unknown length of Slovenian coast, probably over 40 km and under 50 km. Also know as the Slovenian Riviera.

We only passed Koper, which is a port town. We stopped in Izola for lunch, in Piran we walked around and had coffee and in Portorož we had ice cream. We aimed to get to Istria in Croatia so it was a quick visit to the Slovenian coast. I really enjoyed Piran especially.

The first pictures is to let you in on the weather… Yep, it rained. Might also be evident in the pictures of empty beaches.

Fair warning… There are a few pictures! I hope you enjoy them despite the grayness of the skies.

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Izola

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Izola, Slovenia - essiparkkari.wordpress.com

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Izola, Slovenia - essiparkkari.wordpress.com

Piran

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Piran, Slovenia - essiparkkari.wordpress.com

Piran, Slovenia - essiparkkari.wordpress.com

Piran, Slovenia - essiparkkari.wordpress.com

Piran, Slovenia - essiparkkari.wordpress.com

Piran, Slovenia - essiparkkari.wordpress.com

Piran, Slovenia - essiparkkari.wordpress.com

Piran, Slovenia - essiparkkari.wordpress.com

Piran, Slovenia - essiparkkari.wordpress.com

Piran, Slovenia - essiparkkari.wordpress.com

Piran, Slovenia - essiparkkari.wordpress.com

Piran, Slovenia - essiparkkari.wordpress.com

Piran, Slovenia - essiparkkari.wordpress.com

Piran, Slovenia - essiparkkari.wordpress.com

Piran, Slovenia - essiparkkari.wordpress.com

Portorož

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Portoroz, Slovenia - essiparkkari.wordpress.com

Portoroz, Slovenia - essiparkkari.wordpress.com

Portoroz, Slovenia - essiparkkari.wordpress.com

Portoroz, Slovenia - essiparkkari.wordpress.com

Travel: Road trip maps of Slovenia, Croatia & Italy

I saw a lot in a week. Thinking back it’s quite unbelievable. These maps are something I wanted to do mostly for myself but decided I would also show you guys what we managed in a weeks time, well actually it took us six days to cover the routes presented here. It was mostly visiting places in Slovenia. We went to catch up with a friend of mine in Italy for a day. In Croatia we covered the west coast of Istria. There is a lot to see in a small area so we didn’t drive long in a continuous way, as there were great spots to stop at along the way everywhere.

I love seeing what we covered on the maps. Satisfies the organiser in me.

[The first map represents the first three days. Second and third map represents the drive we did in one day. The fourth map was back and forth in one day (Italy) and on the fifth map are the destinations from one day but missing the route back to the starting point. These are pictures of Google Maps. It was possible to add nine places on the map. If you guys have any great tools for this agenda, let me know.]

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Map of Slovenia/Croatia road trip - essiparkkari.wordpress.com

Map of Slovenia road trip - essiparkkari.wordpress.com

Map of Slovenia/Italy road trip - essiparkkari.wordpress.com

Map of Slovenia road trip - essiparkkari.wordpress.com