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Radac in Croatia
What was the most spontaneous vacation trip you ever went on?
Well, for me it definetely was the trip to Croatia last summer!
My friend called me up, and said: "Hey, you like to join us for a vacation trip to Croatia? By the way, we are leaving in an hour!".
What can I say... about an hour later they picked me up and we headed to Croatia. From my place, it's about 1000km, which takes about 11-12 hours with the car.
You have to go through Austria and Slovenia to get there. We left Germany at around 8pm and arrived down at Radac just in time to see the most wonderful sunrise.

When I was a kid, my parents used to go down to Croatia for vacation, which back then was Yugoslavia. Can you imagine a family going 1500km from North Rhine Westphalia to Split in southern Yugoslavia in a Volkswagen Beetle with a complete camping equipment? Well, those were the days in the late 60's!

Luckily, today we were able to ride down there in an airconditioned Volvo! ;-)

It was nice to be back in the country where my family used to go on vacation decades ago.
Yummy calamari at the Lapin fish market
It is still the same beautiful place as it was 25 years ago.
We rented an appartment up in the hills of Radac, a nice small town in the south east of Istria which is a county of Croatia.
Like so many beaches in Croatia, those in Rabac are peeble stone beaches. You get used to the stones, but you might consider to buy some special swimming shoes and a thick foam mat. After all, this way you don't have to deal with sand getting in every crack ;-)
The water is wonderful, blue and very clear. Great for snorkling, too!
One of the best thing in this area is the food - fresh seafood that is! You'll love the fresh broiled calamari and all the other seafood! If you go up the hill to the next town Lapin to get some groceries at the Lidl supermarket, you definetely should visit the market downtown! They sell fresh fish and all sorts of fruit and vegetables.
Party boat!
Hardly any tourists there, mainly locals shopping for food. Buy some nice fish there and get some vegetables for the BBQ in the evening. Don't forget to order some fresh broiled calamari at that small grill station there. Those calamaris were the BEST I ever had in my life!

You also might consider to go on a fish picnic trip to the nearby island of Cres by boat. They serve you nice seafood, beer and wine on the cruise and you get to see the nice city of Cres on the island. We even had the chance to chill out on a beach, that long time ago used to be a smugglers hide out.

Well, it was a very nice vacation! Too bad I had to leave after 5 days to go back to work...
Hope I'll have the chance to go back to Croatia.
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Radac in Croatia
Radac in Croatia
Yummy calamari at the Lapin fish m…
Yummy calamari at the Lapin fish …
Party boat!
Party boat!
Radac in Croatia
Radac in Croatia
Radac in Croatia
Radac in Croatia
Radac in Croatia
Radac in Croatia
Beach of Radac in Croatia
Beach of Radac in Croatia
You wanna go nude? This way, Sir!
You wanna go nude? This way, Sir!
Radac in Croatia
Radac in Croatia
Here, kitty, kitty!
Here, kitty, kitty!
Some Restaurant Entrance
Some Restaurant Entrance
Downtown Radac
Downtown Radac
Radac haven at night
Radac haven at night
Boardwalk Radac
Boardwalk Radac
Another nice hotel entrance
Another nice hotel entrance
This hotel looks so cool... but pr…
This hotel looks so cool... but p…
Some nice hotel garden?
Some nice hotel garden?
Downtown Lapin, near fish market
Downtown Lapin, near fish market
Looks like 500m high, right? Well,…
Looks like 500m high, right? Well…
Eowww, spider alert!
Eowww, spider alert!
Nice boat
Nice boat
What a gorgeous beach!
What a gorgeous beach!
Abandonded beach bar
Abandonded beach bar
Abandonded beach bar
Abandonded beach bar
Radac Boardwalk at night
Radac Boardwalk at night
Boardwalk artist
Boardwalk artist
Hes a beach pro - sleeping all da…
He's a beach pro - sleeping all d…
Boardwalk
Boardwalk
Boardwalk artist
Boardwalk artist
Boardwalk artist
Boardwalk artist
Boardwalk
Boardwalk
Beach near Radac
Beach near Radac
Fun rides at the beach
Fun rides at the beach
Jet ski rental station
Jet ski rental station
Some beach
Some beach
Yummy fishes!
Yummy fishes!
Yummy fishes! And beer, of course!…
Yummy fishes! And beer, of course…
Grilled fish... this was so yummy!
Grilled fish... this was so yummy!
Going on a trip on the party boat
Going on a trip on the party boat
City of Cres, Cres Island
City of Cres, Cres Island
Cres Harbour
Cres Harbour
Cres Harbour
Cres Harbour
The skipper himself
The skipper himself
Cres harbour
Cres harbour
Cres harbour
Cres harbour
Cres harbour
Cres harbour
Boatie somehow looks sad ;-)
Boatie somehow looks sad ;-)
Cres harbour
Cres harbour
This little boatie looks more happ…
This little boatie looks more hap…
Piece of modern art?
Piece of modern art?
Downtown cres
Downtown cres
Alley in Cres
Alley in Cres
Old house in Cres
Old house in Cres
Alley in Cres
Alley in Cres
Alley in Cres
Alley in Cres
Nice balcony
Nice balcony
Nice atrium
Nice atrium
Alley in Cres
Alley in Cres
Alley in Cres
Alley in Cres
Peace, dudes! ;-)
Peace, dudes! ;-)
Alley in Cres
Alley in Cres
Restaurant in Cres
Restaurant in Cres
Restaurant in Cres
Restaurant in Cres
Wiring according to VDE0100? I don…
Wiring according to VDE0100? I do…
Old smuggler hideout
Old smuggler hideout
Party boat Klinica of Radac
Party boat Klinica of Radac
Old smuggler hideout
Old smuggler hideout
Old smuggler hideout
Old smuggler hideout
Old smuggler hideout
Old smuggler hideout
Radac Croatia
Radac Croatia
Radac Croatia
Radac Croatia
Beach near Radac Croatia
Beach near Radac Croatia
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