Kylie, Me and Vanessa at our local spot....
We set off to explore the croatian coast for the next couple of days. We rented a car in split and headed out for a small town north of split called Trogir, where we only ended spending a night. Trogir was a really cute town that everyone said was very reminiscient of Italy. I have never been to Italy, so I had to take their word, but it was beautiful. As we moved up the coast and once we landed in Istria, the Italian feel became more and more apparent. There were a number of Italian tourists and many of the cities had a strong Italian influence. On our road trip we did get a bit side tracked or also know as lost, but we stumbled upon the mountains within the interior of Croatia. It was amazing to be one second on the sea coast and the next winding our way through these mountain roads. It felt like we were in two different countries.
Our favorite local place
After resetting our course and finding our way back on the the highway, we traveled along the coast and passed into the Istria peninusula, which is know for it's wineries and a very relaxed atmosphere. We chose the town of Rovinj
to stay and were so excited we did. We ended up spending two nights exploring the town and soaking in the nightlife. It was a bit more low key than in Hvar
, but still had a lot to offer. The squares at night were filled with performaces from locals, whether it was acapella singing, or a band playing. There was also the most breathtaking bar right on the water where we eneded up spending both of out nights, looking at the lit water and relaxing.
Istria was beautiful and we were sad to leave Rovinj behind, I know all of us would have stayed another night or two if we didn't have a flight to catch. We drove up the remainder of the coast bound for Trieste airport which would take us to London. On the was we stopped over in Slovenia to drop a friend off who was traveling up through Slovenia. It was a sad day to part ways with everyone....and also to know that it was the ending of my first leg of my trip. Eastern Europe is behind me and now I am off eastward to discover India, China....and much more!