Pag Travel Blog

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40Kn and an hour later we arrive in Pag town.  The rain is beating down and the town is absolutely deserted.  Now we understand why we got such strange looks from the ticket office lady and a smug smile from the driver.  Where is everyone? Tourist office... closed!  Cafe bar... closed!  restaurant... closed! Where are we???!!!

We head into the main town square.  St Mary's church, Duke's Palace, lace museum and St Joseph's church all closed.  We oly spot one old lady and tumbleweed.  We walk around in disbelief and decide that we should sit down for a coffee and wait for the next bus back out to Zadar.  Cafe bar Tornado, opposite the bridge is open.  The rain starts to really tumble down as we settle in to warm up with a latte.  Thank God for the iphone, we occupy ourselves for over an hour with all the 1001 games and gadgets on the phone. 

As the clock stricks 5pm the rain stops and the sun finally comes out to play.  The sea is glistening in the sun and we her human life form stirring outside the cafe.  People have just appeared out of nowhere and the town is suddenly buzzing with a real atmosphere and that dreary feeling soon evaporates.  Lots of people roaming around the town with chitter chatter filling the air.  We continue the walk enjoying the sudden change in atmosphere until our noses are aroused by a delicious smell wafting out from a restaurant.  We park our bottoms down in the restaurant and decide to have a late lunch/early dinner.  One huge plate of pasta later with a full belly and a bus to catch, we head back to the bus stop.

Advice there really isn't much point in visiting Pag, out of season.  Everyone has already shut themselves away for hiberbation.  You won't see old ladies making lace outside their houses as promised in the guide book and churches are only open for mass.  There is definately no nightlife let alone day life.
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