We had not considered Croatia in our plans. While on our travels we have spoken to other motor homers who have said it is lovely. So we have decided to change our original plan (again) and spend a little time here.
That’s the beauty of what we are doing – we are both being open minded and just going with the flow. Nothing is set in stone and at this stage we don’t know exactly how long we will spend here- it maybe a week or if its nice maybe two.
It was an easy drive from Aquileia, we used the motorway and not the toll to Slovenia. Before we knew it the signs were approaching to say we were in Slovenia.
That’s the only problem about using a Sat Nav, we never really know exactly where we are. We passed a lovely street café and decided we would stop at the next one but before we knew it we were at the border to Croatia.
So our visit to Slovenia was short, we may try to have a couple of nights here on the way back through to Italy.
Pula is one of Croatia’s largest cities and is situated at the southern tip of the Istria peninsula.
There aren’t Aires in Croatia just campsites so we stayed in Stoja which was the closest campsite to Pula. The pitches were slightly sloping but we managed to get one with a partial sea view-well maybe more trees and a little sea but pleasant all the same !
Pula has one of the best preserved Roman amphitheatres and they still hold regular festivals here!
Pula is made up of quaint little original shops and restaurants are plentiful.
We had a lovely evening meal and then walked up to watch the ‘Lighting Giants’ which is one of Pula’s famous attractions in the Uljanik Shipyard. The cranes light up the skies at night with a combination of 16 thousand different colour combinations and then amazingly these cranes are still fully operational in the shipyard by day.