After booking it what seems like years ago, it was finally time for Ally and I to head off on a summer trip and what a trip it was! We had a jam packed time exploring Croatia and Venice and I just had to share a few instagram snaps with you. I have yet to go through the 6 million photos I took on my good camera, but these sum up parts of our trip fairly well!
Playing ANTM in the amazing ampitheatre
We flew into Pula on the Croatian coast to spend 3 days exploring this city and the Brijuni Island before moving on to spending a day in Porec on to Rovinj and then finally an extremely pleasant and smooth bus journey across Croatia and into Venice. Our return flights with Jet 2 were only just over £100 each which was a huge bargain and I am so glad we did both at the same time. I have always wanted to go to both places, but with Venice being touted as a very expensive place to visit I have always been hesitant so tagging it on to another trip seemed a sensible move and it worked brilliantly.
We were venturing along the Croatian coast and for anyone considering visiting here I highly recommend it. Pula is packed full of some amazing Roman history which suited Ally down to the ground, from here you can pay around £30 for an 8 hour day trip over to the stunning Brijuni national park island which I highly recommend. Steeped in history it is a wonderful way to spend a day, your £30 includes a beautiful hour boat journey over, an hour on a land train with tour taking you right around the island including a small zoo, a walking tour of some of the historical highlights and then free time to explore before taking the boat back. It was so well organised, we absolutely loved it! We were also incredibly lucky to arrive in Pula at the start of their first ever 2 day digital festival which saw them project specially made displays onto historical buildings and the whole town was invited to the gardens of the city hall to enjoy a huge party. Needless to say we took full advantage dancing the night away with the locals until 3 in the morning, it was amazing!
|An adorable office for a shop owner in Porec|
After exhausting the whole of Pula we headed off to spend a day in the very picturesque harbour town of Porec which is adorable. We were exhausted from a large amount of enjoying Pula so spent the day eyeing up the glamorous people on yachts, stuffing our faces with local delicacies ( the Croatians love a pastry!) and actually found ourselves a little nook on the far side of the harbour and just went to sleep- it was heaven! We then moved on to the stunning Rovinj, probably my favourite place on the trip. I have spoken of my love for Airbnb before (let me know if you want a sign up email with money off!)and it is where we always book our accommodation and in Rovinj we were not disappointed. Our very adorable host Mladen picked us up from the bus station and trecked our bags up to our amazing little apartment for the next 4 days, it had everything we could need plus his local knowledge, some fresh fruit picked from his garden and a bottle of red wine, hurrah!
|Exploring the Rovinj rocks|
We managed to fit so much into our ten days it felt like a real adventure! Back to reality now though and lots of exciting things coming up on the blog so lots to look forward too!
Hope everyone has had a fab summer,