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Yes, we spent the last three days in Rovinj and also stopped in Poreč on the way back. Both, Rovinj and Poreč, are just two of really lovely old cities along Croatian Mediterranean coast. Old, little, charming, with a lot of history and culture. I was really suprised to find - thanks to our kind host, The Mysterious Mr. J. - a lot of old Roman stuff in Poreč.
But the highlight of the past few days were surely the dolphins. A big pod was traveling along the beach, but - unfortunately - they were swimming rather in the distance, so some fins was all that I was able to catch. This was the second time for me to see dolphins in nature. It was..... I'll say.... strong.




(L) Life at close. (R) Rovinj at night.


Poreč - Euphrasius Basilica (4th century): (L) Looking up. (R) Looking down.


(L) T&J (R) The oldest house (Romanic, 13th century) in Poreč.

 
(L) Prince of Venice they call it. (R) Vivid night life on the streets of Poreč.


 

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amznbert
Jul. 23rd, 2008 09:51 pm (UTC)
did you get to ride the boat? night life looks so much different there then here..
paterson_si
Jul. 23rd, 2008 09:56 pm (UTC)
I rode that boat a couple of times a few years ago, now it was just standing there. It used to make journeys from Slovene coastal town Portoroz to Venice - that's when I did it.

Night life..... those Mediterranean cities are really interesting. In the evening - when it gets a bit cooler - everybody comes out for a stroll in the streets. Just looking around, talking, having simple fun. I like it like that.

And that's a lovely userpic. :)
amznbert
Jul. 23rd, 2008 10:33 pm (UTC)
it looks like it would have been alot of fun.

aww thanks..here is another for you

paterson_si
Jul. 23rd, 2008 10:46 pm (UTC)
It is fun, yes. Easy, simple, clean fun.

AND THANKS! :)
djmadadam
Jul. 23rd, 2008 10:03 pm (UTC)
Take me there.
paterson_si
Jul. 23rd, 2008 10:46 pm (UTC)
Come here, Adam, and we'll go. We'll sit on the beach, talk, just feel comfortable and wait for the dolphins.
djmadadam
Jul. 23rd, 2008 10:48 pm (UTC)
AAAAAAND? *raises eyebrows*
paterson_si
Jul. 23rd, 2008 10:52 pm (UTC)
hug and kiss? :)
djmadadam
Jul. 23rd, 2008 10:53 pm (UTC)
Mmmmm... yes.
paterson_si
Jul. 23rd, 2008 10:54 pm (UTC)
So it IS a deal :)
bygbrat
Jul. 24th, 2008 04:58 am (UTC)
great photos! totally cool boat!!!! love the dolphins! :)
paterson_si
Jul. 24th, 2008 08:43 am (UTC)
Yup..... Dolphins were really special. :)
bygbrat
Jul. 24th, 2008 04:02 pm (UTC)
when i lived in virginia beach, everytime i went to the beach a pod of dolphins would swim by. it is special!!!
paterson_si
Jul. 24th, 2008 04:25 pm (UTC)
Lucky you..... this was my second time to see them..........
mitjablazic
Jul. 30th, 2008 03:27 pm (UTC)
Love doplphins ... I was one in the previous live (before turning into whale) LOL!! ;-)
The pics - really nice. Love the perspective and motives.
paterson_si
Aug. 4th, 2008 11:14 pm (UTC)
Oh... vacation time... it's over now... *sigh*
cuboz
Aug. 18th, 2008 06:45 am (UTC)
That boat looks AMAZING!

Oh, and I am SOOO taking you up on a "Dolphin Cruise" in Forster when you come to Australia!

Or to Sea World on the Gold Coast where you can swim with their dolphins...

Or to Monkey Mia in Western Australia, where the WILD dolphins swim up to the crowd wading in the water, and you can interact with them.

You would LOVE it - as would I, of course! :-)

xxx
paterson_si
Aug. 18th, 2008 08:52 am (UTC)
I want dolphins!!!!! And I want to give you a real BIG hug, Dom!!!!!!!


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leafshimmer
Dec. 8th, 2009 12:11 am (UTC)
Poreč--another fascinating town! I am intrigued by the 13th century house, the old beautiful streets, and your hints of Roman remains...
paterson_si
Dec. 10th, 2009 01:27 am (UTC)
Croatia has the most amazing coast.....
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