Cycling Parenzana (Italy – Slovenia – Croatia)

Hello again!

Last week we went on a bike tour wich starts in Italy (Trieste) and is lined trough Slovenia and Croatia to the city called “Poreč”. It used to be train road there in the history. You can read more about it HERE. On this official website you can also find maps and plans for the trip (either you want to cycle the path in two, three, four or five days). It is 123 km long with some amazing tunnels, bridges and viaducts.

We started cycling in Italian city called Muggia because there is a lot of traffic in Trieste so we avoided typical Italian drivers.  😛

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First day we drove from Muggia (Italy) to Grožnjan (Croatia) where we slept. It is an amazing, calm, small city wich is known for its artistic residents.

In day two we made it to Poreč (Croatia). Time for a jump in the sea! 🙂 An amazing cycling trip, I recommend it to everyone! 123 kilometers, one flat tire, hundred amazing views, six tired asses, few drops of rain and a ton of laughter! 🙂

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Thank you for reading. 😉 It’s a pleasure to share my adventures with you all!

 

 

Weekend getaway – Pula, Fažana (Croatia)

Weekend getaways are my favorite. People are complaining about not going anywhere but when the weekend comes they lay in front of tv – If we are free, we are definitely not at home. Exploring new things is amazing and it broadens your mind, challenge your brain and soul in every way and … It makes you feel alive, it carries a million questions about life, it learns you tons of stuff so … Our last getaway was Fažana with our beloved friends. The weather weren’t so good but we still had great time.

Here are some photos of a cute little town beach – Fažana.

And more popular and known – Pula. We went there to see the Roman amphitheater. You can find interesting details of Pula history HERE.  🙂

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Malta in May – day 7 (Ghajn Tuffieha bay)

Last day – time for some rest after all the hikes and wandering around. First, we visited the Golden bay.

Than we went for a short walk to Ghajn Tuffieha bay – we spent the time swimming, playing cards & reading a good book. 🙂 In the evening we went to say good-bye to our Malta scout friend – Gail. — Thank you so much for everything… I think you can never feel the culture if you don’t talk and bond to a native. 🙂

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Malta in May – day 6 (Marsaxlokk)

Almost the last day of our holidays – we went in a small town with famous Maltese boats – Luzus. 🙂

Than we went on a short hike to Saint Paul’s pool. Full of jellyfishes & we met that dog and his owner there when he told us they are famous! 🙂 We met Titti – the diving dog. Video below. 😉

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Here is the video of our new friend – they didn’t jump that day because of the jellyfishes 🙂 But still – it was nice to meet them. 🙂

Malta in May – day 5 (Gozo)

We talked about Malta and Comino and on day 5 we visited the third island – Gozo! 🙂

You get on ferry from Il Ćirkewa and the ticket cost 4, 65 € both was – there are some differences if you travel at night-time, if you have a car/a bike … The problem is that all the buses on Gozo drives once an hour and it all takes you back to its capital – Rabat/Victoria, where you can catch another. Again – we walked a lot! 🙂

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Here are some highlights of our trip:

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Ex Azure window (it crashed a few months ago 🙂

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mushroom island

This is all in Dwejra bay. 🙂 From there we went to Ramla bay – one of island most favourite beaches with red/oker sand.

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Ramla bay

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And from there we went for a really long hike – WARNING – paths are misleading. It looks like there is a path even application “Maps.me” (it’s navigation where you don’t need internet connection – great app for all the travellers!) says so. You can walk up to several kilometers when the path ends or it is full of rocks, thorns and other difficulties. But it was a great adventure! 😀

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Salt pans

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Malta in May – day 4 (Comino)

There are 3 different islands in “Malta”: Malta, Gozo and Comino – the last one is the smallest with only a few residents. It has an amazing beach called Blue lagoon and some amazing cliffs. We went for a hike around the island (3 hours) and here are the photos. 🙂

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Blue lagoon ❤

You can get to the island with small boats – we gave 10 € per person (both ways). 🙂

Cliffs, caves, beaches … 🙂

Land…

& some facts … 🙂

Comino

Situated between Malta and Gozo, the smaller island of Comino is a paradise for snorkelers, divers, windsurfers and ramblers.

Only 3.5 square kilometers, Comino is car-free and apart from one hotel, is virtually uninhabited.

The island’s main attraction is the Blue Lagoon. In summer, this sheltered inlet of shimmering aquamarine water over white sand is very popular with day-trippers. Other beaches on the island include Santa Marija Bay and San Niklaw Bay.

Comino is also worth a visit in winter, and is ideal for walkers and photographers. With no urban areas or cars on the island, one can easily smell the scent of wild thyme and other herbs.

Comino was inhabited in the Roman period, but did not have much significance until the Knights arrived. It then had a dual role: hunting grounds and a staging post in the defence of the Maltese Islands against the Ottoman Turks.

The island had proved a useful base for pirates operating in the central Mediterranean and, though stark and barren today, it was home to wild boar and hares when the Knights arrived in 1530. The Grandmasters went to great lengths to ensure that their game on Comino was protected: anyone found breaking the embargo on hunting could expect to serve three years rowing on a galley.

After WWII, Comino remained a backwater until its fortunes revived with tourism in the mid-1960s.

Where to Stay

Comino has one resort hotel, which is ideal for those looking for a tranquil getaway.

(http://www.visitmalta.com/en/island-of-comino)

 

Malta in May – day 3 (Valetta, Blue Grotto …)

1. Valetta

The third day we spontaneously end up in Valetta in the morning. 🙂 Cute city at the seaside – it is totally different from our capital city in Slovenia.

 

2. Blue Grotto

10 € for a beautiful boat ride. It lasted around 20 minutes and we went into some caves – Blue grotto is the one with amazingly blue coloured water. They believed that the caves are homes for some mermaids. 🙂 We didn’t see any, but the water and light are really playing some magical games with each other. 🙂

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3. Anchor bay with Popeye village

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We didn’t enter the village because there was a lot of people, so we decided to take a hike from anchor bay to Golden bay. 🙂 We walked for two hours and the views were amazing.

 4. Hike from Anchor bay to Golden bay

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Sardinia (Italy): beach paradise

Hi there! In 2015 we went to Sardinia and we were exploring our favorite things: beaches! We rented  a car there  RENTAL CARS. It was cheap and we actually got the bigger car that we reserved. A piece of advice: get full insurance, Italians are quite crazy on the road. 😉

There are a lot of camps to stay – we haven’t made reservations, we just stayed in a camp we saw at the end of the day. We had mini tent so the prices was between 20 – 30 € per night, for both. Our travel route: sardinijamap001

We landed in Alghero and headed south.

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This is  western coast of an Island. Our first stop was small, colorful city named Bosa built around river Temo. We arrived there in the evening so we didn’t explore much. Here is the link of a tripadvisor what you can see in Bosa: CLICK.

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We didn’t know where will we stay for a night so we drove down in the night to the first camp we could find. It was dark and in the morning we wanted to go further but then decided to just go take a quick peak on the camp beach. It was an early hour so there was no people and the beach was stunning! this is the Beach at Campeggio Nurapolis:

We were swimming for a while and playing with waves. Than we headed on. Next destination was a famous beach Is arutas. It was crowdy and the sand was hot, so we just made one photo and went on.

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Next stop was amazing antic place called Tharros.

Than we headed to beach Piscinas – an amazing hidden beach with sand dunes.

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After some amazing views our journey continued. We found a beach that we impulsively stopped at and went for a swim. It was Surf kiting paradise with big waves and warm summer breeze – Spiaggia di Portixeddu. This was my best of. ❤2015-sardinija_fotosiniursa_1362015-sardinija_fotosiniursa_140

Furthermore we went on Isola di Sant Antioco, where we spent the night in town Calasetta.

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The next few days we were exploring the Eastern side of an Island.

  1. ISOLA ROSA

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Our last step of a journey was in Alghero where the summer fairytale ended with a calm flight back to Slovenia. We recommend traveling to Sardinia – the beaches and the history remains are breath-taking! 🙂