RIJEKA AND ISTRIA

This summer started quite busy in a very positive way but still I couldn’t ignore my friend’s invitation to visit him down on the coast in a town called Rijeka for a weekend. And it was a weekend to remember although I didn’t expect anything like that.

DAY I

After arriving in Rijeka (translation: River town) I took a stroll through the city because it’s been years since the last time I was there and managed to catch a few good moments with my camera. The first thing that caught my attention are these beautiful pomegranate trees that hang over the fences along the streets.

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And then I was smitten by the city itself. Architecture is a mixture of Italian and Austrian influences.

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Light stroll can tire anyone out so I made a quick stop at this cute little pastry shop which was founded by a famous food blogger from Rijeka. There I graciously suffocated in a strawberry tart which I strongly recommend.

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And refreshment was found in this incredibly cute caffee bar Cukarikafe. Due to relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere it quickly became one of my favorite places.

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On my way back home I was stunned by the color of the sky. Rijeka really is magical.

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DAY II

Saturday was colored with clouds and rain so we decided to move around Rijeka. After waking up very early at noon we went to pick up our friend who disappeared from the apartment in early hours and found him in the process of making honey. Well for me that was it. I always wanted to see for myself the process of making honey but to participate in it. I was over the moon!

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Ultimate happiness! After that we continued our journey through little villages and places which ended up with more selfie and portrait shots than landscapes. My duck face is an epic fail.

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Short lunch break in Putniku pub.

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And then a walk through Trsat where I discovered this summer drink: cocktail Hugo made from sparkling wine. If you come across it try!

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Arči just waits for an opportunity to pick on someone.

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DAY III

On day three we managed to get up early but still not early enough to see everything we planned. We started with a place called Kotli so small and dreamy.

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And then we continued to a place called Hum which is officially the smallest town in the world.

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Romance.

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Then we decided to be real tourists and went down to the beach where we attended, looks like that at least, a photo shoot for a new edition of German’s monthly nude magazine.

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Starving we dragged ourselves to a restaurant called Maslina (Olive) where I had my first mussels and licked the plate clean.

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Here’s beautiful Rovinj.

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That’s all folks, hope you enjoyed my little travelogue.

T 🙂

 

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