Cakovec was quite empty and we didn't like the idea of eating pizza so we went off to see some of the surroundings. We knew Sveti Martin na Muri is a popular spa place so Lars went there.
It was by chance that we saw a sign to rural tourism "Potrti Kotac" (Broken Wheel) and decided to give it a try. It is situated on one of the hills and judging by the number of cars parked nearby is a very popular place for people wishing to eat on the fresh air.
I must admit the ambiance and the views were better than the food that was served. It was not bad at all, but was rather uninspiring - something you expect in cheap urban restaurants and not in rural tourism. (I had grilled turkey meat with the mushroom sauce and could swear that the sauce came from the industrial can with just few mushroom pieces added.)
Cakovec is very close to Varazdin, but as soon as you cross Drava river that divides them you do not want to be heard talking about Zagorje region or Varazdin region.
Medjimurje is northernmost county of Croatia, situated in a triangle where Croatia, Hungary and Slovenia share the border but also share the same history, dialect similarities and culinary influences.
The southeastern part of the county is flat, while the northwestern part has picturesque hills with several wine roads that remind very much to hills of nearby Hrvatsko Zagorje. (I didn't say that!)
For the list of things Medjimurje has to offer I suggest a visit to the website of Medjimurje Tourist Board (click on the link below).
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