Pioneer from Pula, Croatia - Country #1
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A CRAZY I attended our Ireland TravBuddy Get-Together in Bunratty. Originally, I planned on spending six days in enchanting
I attended our Ireland TravBuddy Get-Together in Bunratty. Originally, I planned on spending six days in enchanting
Life has a habit of throwing us curves. I decided to turn this lemon into lemonade. I have visited a few Western and Southern European nations, but before this adventure, had never explored Central and Eastern Europe.
I was going to start and end this journey in Krakow. Fortunately, Eef (eefab) informed me that I could have problems finding a car rental agency in Poland that would insure me in certain former eastern bloc nations. She was correct.
After checking around, I found Croatia to be a place where one could rent a car and be covered throughout Europe.
The plan became for me to roam the Emerald Isle for four days. The morning after our TB Bunratty blast, I drove to Dublin, then flew to Pula, Croatia to start this insane magical mystery tour. What began as an idea for a relaxing holiday mushroomed and mutated into the beast before you. :-)
Saturday, September 22 - Day 1
Pioneer from Pula, Croatia (view the Adriatic Sea on the Istria Peninsula, often called New Tuscany)
Overnight in Ljubljana, Slovenia - enjoy the vibrant nightlife of the "beloved" capital.
Party - Meet in Ljubljana at Zlata Ribaca Restaurant at 20:00.
Sunday, September 23 - Day 2
Leave from Ljubljana
Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland
Overnight in Krakow, Poland - revel in one of the world's most beautiful medieval cities
Party - Meet in Krakow at Grill 15/16 Restaurant at 20:00.
Monday, September 24 - Day 3
Get krackin' in Krakow
Overnight in Brasov (Transylvania), Romania - search for Dracula and other creature of the night amid Gothic castles.
Party - Meet in Brasov at Bella Muzica Restaurant at 20:00.
Tuesday, September 25 - Day 4
Tata to Transylvania
Overnight in Skopje, Macedonia - south side of the Vardar River buzzes with stylish bars and cafes.
Wednesday, September 26 - Day 5
Skedaddle from Skopje
Serbia, Albania, Montenegro, back to Croatia
Overnight in Split, Croatia - experience the raucous nightlife of the Dalmation coast, one of the world's most popular destinations.
Celebration Party - Meet in Split at Stellon Restaurant at Bacvice Beach at 18:30.
Thursday, September 27 - Day 6
Return to Pula
Fly to Amsterdam via London
I want to thank those who responded with humor, great suggestions, offers of help and interest in joining this American bozo on the Magical Mystery Tour.