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Things didn't quite go as well as planned this morning. We gave plenty of time to leave the apartment in Pula, walk up the hill and wait for the local bus. But what we didn't account for was the fact that the stupid buses didn't turn up. We waited about 45 mins without a single bus going past even though there are 2 buses which should go past every 20 mins. Thankfully the owner of the apartment was kind enough to drive us to the station with just enough time to spare.
After the 7 hour bus trip which was reasonably comfortable we had the long walk to the hostel. It was hot and humid and the hostel was about 20 mins away so we were a bit tired after the walk. After checking in, resting and cooling down we then walked back along the road and towards the old town. Without the backpacks it still took over 30 mins to get there. We were sick of walking but that didn't matter once we go through past the old wall.
The town is only small but very beautiful. We walked along the main street looking at all the cafes/bars full of Croatian supporters waiting for the game. We sat at a bar and had a drink like everyone else. We didn't really know what time the game was but eventually worked out it wasn't going to be for a while, so we decided to try and get some dinner and then catch the game after.
We saw a little restaurant just as we entered the old town which had lamb with rosemary which we couldn't pass up �" and it was good we didn't as it was delicious. As it was a late game we really didn't fancy walking back at midnight so we headed back to the hostel and watched the game there.