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Thursday, April 25, 2019

Hello from Istria (Croatia)

IMG_20190424_202953_492Sitting outside on the balcony with my Chromebook overlooking the sea and the old town of IMG_20190424_203158_679 Piran across the bay. It's 10am and the weather is pretty gorgeous today. It was very nice yesterday as well. The day we got here it was cooler and raining (on and off, sometimes more, sometimes less). That was Tuesday. We left Austria on Monday morning a little after 10am and got to Maribor, Slovenia around 3.30pm. (with a stop for lunch near Graz) Then Tuesday morning after breakfast around 10 we left Slovenia and headed for Croatia and got to our resort around 1.30pm. Checked into our room and then stopped at the small market at the resort for a few groceries before heading to lunch. You can see the pictures from our delicious lunch here. :)

Yesterday, Wednesday, we headed to the Plodine supermarket in Umag (about 18 min drive) for some more substantial groceries and supplies. Then we went for lunch at Pizzeria Laura. They have a great terrace overlooking the sea and the bay so it's a treat to go there when the weather is nice. And the food is delicious as well. So yeah no complaints. We ran into some guys from Styria who were already on beer 7 and a bit talkative. Wasn't too impressed but they were generally harmless so not too bad and semi amusing I guess. 

When we got back to the resort I went for a walk around the property down to the sea and over to the golf course. I already am familiar with the layout from the place from last year so that makes things easier. Afterwards I stopped at the 5 star Kempsinki Hotel next door and had a few drinks overlooking the pool and sea from their terrace. The weather was great so it was a fun way to spend the remaining afternoon. 

Today the weather is just as nice so I need to soak up some sunshine as the forecast for my remaining time here looks a bit shifty. I think these past 2 days will be my only really beautiful days here. But that's ok. Even if it's raining it's still nice to sit outside on the balcony looking out at the sea. Pretty peaceful. 

Later we are going to head to a restaurant near a lighthouse. They should have outdoor seating as well so that should make for a nice lunch with good views as well hopefully. We'll see how it goes. 

Letter/Mail Update: Received a letter from/owe a reply to: Lotte/Denmark, Celia/MA, Kimber/Canada, Nina/WA and Tiffany/OK. 

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