The streets in the old part of Rovinj are steep and also very slippery, so be careful and don´t walk too fast when you are making your way to the top of the town or back doan again for that matter.
This is old streets that has been polished by the many feet that has walked over them the past few centuries and you don´t want to end up in hospital when you are suppose to be on holiday.
This restaurant oh where can I start - great atmosphere, busy every night, good service and usually quick and cheaper than most but I have to warn you that this place has the best looking group of men serving tables. A beauty of males is the most appropriate collective noun I feel. Women folk just look in awe and menfolk like me look insignificant and looking for the nearest plastic surgeon. Take your lady there at your peril. Location close to the harbour crossing to Red Island, tables on the terrace overlook the harbour. I can just imagine the interview for this job and how I'd be rejected - the male ego cannot take it :(
- Family Travel
Although during the week i often saw laundry hanging to dry - common site in old town - there seemed to be a big increase in laundry day on Thursday - ie - this looks like official laundry day.
I read somewhere that you have to beware of a bucket of dirty water flying out from upstairs window when it is laundry day - so - You Are Warned!
Which way to go?
Sometimes when strolling around the old core of the town you may get feeling of being on the same place already before. All this short and narrow streets might look alike familiar to you. Don't panic, everywhere you go it is easy to find the way out. Just follow your instincts and once you get to the seashore you're safe.
- Family Travel
Church St. Euphemia Bell Tower-Danger
If you are not fit, and/or afraid of heights, this may not be for you. IN addition to that the stairs look like they still are the original from 1651; really. And they are very narrow, so size matters/ Take a look and decide for yourself.
- Arts and Culture
Be extremely careful on the streets - especially in the old town - the Cobbles are very slippery when dry so goodness knows what it will be like when it rains.
Even the flat paving slabs look like they can be dangerous
When strolling in the old core of the town, you have to watch out because the sudden drop of the water might heat you from above. It might happen to you only if the laundy day. In such a case, the girl from above should tell you "skužaj" (sorry), sending a very big smile.
- Family Travel
Avoid These Places !
There is no danger whatsoever in Rovinj but I should warn you about some camping grounds in Rovinj, if you intend to stay there.
Camping Valdaliso: They DO NOT accept tarvellers WITHOUT tents & very expensive for a camp ground...23 to 38 Euros.
Camping Monsena: (Photo on the left...) This is a Nudist Campground. They also DO NOT accept travellers WITHOUT tent.
Minimum 3 Nights...
If you arrive in Rovinj without accomodation, be prepared to pay high money for a room ! The room itself is not that expensive but the Tourist Agencies have put their own TAX on these rooms/houses. Stupid or what ?!
You have to stay MINIMUM 3 nights, if not you have to pay up to 50% to 100% supplement TAX ! Stupid or what ?!
The choice is yours of course, as long as you want a comfortability in one of the most beautiful places in Croatia....
I stayed at a camping ground (photo on the left ) with an experience so good that I might be coming to Rovinj again.
- Budget Travel
- Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
I have never seen anything like that, a greatly angered large gull which was vented his anger on the empty container for food. Someone leaves food for the gulls in the courtyard in front of the cathedral, and they obviously have acquired the habit of going there to find food. This large gull apparently was late because the food container was emptied. In a fit of rage fiercely hungry seagull violently was hitting the empty food container with big beak and "kicking" it around.
Encounter with such angry seagull, which has a very impressive size, is not innocuous, not even for adults. Access to the yard is free, so be careful on the gulls that can cause serious injury, especially to children.
Reading a map!
Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, the catchy title of the 1992 bestseller by John Gray, succinctly expresses an ancient dilemma. What--if anything--do men's and women's brains do differently?
The general statement that men and women respond and behave differently under the same circumstances is true; For example, from the crib, male babies tend to be more aggressive and females more passive. As adults, in spatial operations, men have the edge in such skills as negotiating a maze, reading a map, and quickly discriminating between right and left. Men also perform better than women when asked to visualize an object and imagine rotating it. On the other hand, women tend to perform better than men when asked to look at objects of different shapes, sizes, and colors, and then to group them in some order.
This still doesn't explain why Paulien turns the map all around when I'm asking for the road to travel, while I like the map at one point so I can better visualize our position. Help!
- Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
- Road Trip
Do drink enough!!!
For years, we have all been told of the importance of water. The general guideline has been to drink 2 liter of water each day. For a person who is not living an active lifestyle this may be enough, but if you are physically active, you need more water than that. That is especially true if you are hiking in the Alkmaar area due to the fact the average temperature is much higher than other areas and the city lanes with its historical houses and bridges will go up and down.
Water is essential for everyone, especially if you are hiking. Water helps almost every part of the human body function properly. Our bodies are almost two-thirds water, and proper hydration is essential to keep your body functioning properly during the hike. Some of the things water does in the body are:
* The brain is 75% water; even moderate dehydration can cause headaches and dizziness;
* Water regulates body temperature, which is especially important here in the area where the temperatures can be so brutal;
* Water carries nutrients and oxygen to all cells in the body
* Blood is 92% water;
* Water protects and cushions vital organs;
·* Water converts food into energy (which is something you will need on a 3 to 4 hour hike…);
* Muscles are 75% water, and you will use many muscles on a trail as you climb above the desert floor.
- Hiking and Walking
- Food and Dining