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Krk, Croatia

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Earlier today, Miloš and I went to the town of Krk on the island of Krk.  It’s pretty close to where he lives, so it’s a perfect day trip for a nice afternoon by the sea.

 

The town itself is on the southwestern part of the island and has a beautiful old town – one of the oldest in the Adriatic.  Here’s a link to a really interesting site about the history of the island: Krk Island

 

For reference, here is a map of Krk Island and the nearby mainland.  (Milos’ hometown is Crikvenica.)

 

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(You can see the town of Krk in the middle of the photo.)

History at a Glance:

The beginnings of the cathedral date back to the 5th century, and were built on the remains of old Roman baths.  The Frankopan ruling family erected the town’s castle during the period from the 12th to 14th centuries.  The first mention of the the old city walls go back to the first century B.C. and still remain around most of the city’s old town.

 

Wandering around town:

We truly enjoyed walking around the different parts of Krk – the marina, the old town, the sea side.  The weather was gorgeous – bright and sunny, with temps in the upper 60s Fahrenheit.  Great weather for mid-March.  We had a drink at a seaside cafe and then wandered the narrow pedestrian streets of the old town.  The stones of the narrow walkways reminded me of the streets of the old towns in Split and Zadar – worn down and shiny smooth under foot.  The castle and fortress built against the sea made me think of something in a fantasy story.

 

We had an okay late lunch at the restaurant at the Marina Hotel.  Since not many restaurants were open yet for the season, we decided to eat here, as we could sit on the terrace overlooking the marina.  I’ll be honest – the view was the only thing that was great about this place.  Food and service were just meh.  I don’t recommend it.

 

After lunch, we wandered the old town some more and then walked along the coast beyond the city as the sun went down.  It was a great day!

 

One thing that was of note – there were so many cats all around the old town – just doing their thing.  And being super cute at the same time!  (Can you tell that I’m missing my own cat?)

 

Here are some pics from our day!

 

Looking at the marina with the old town in the background

Looking at the marina with the old town in the background

 

 

The old town - view from the pier

The edges of old town – view from the pier

 

 

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Inside the old town - castle area

Inside the old town – castle area

 

 

Inside the cathedral

Inside the cathedral

 

Inside the old town

Inside the old town

 

 

Inside the old town

Inside the old town

 

 

Inside the old town

Inside the old town

 

 

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Inside the old town - park

Inside the old town – park by the sea

 

 

Seagull

Seagull

 

In the castle-side park

In the castle-side park

 

 

Next to the castle

Next to the castle

 

 

Next to the castle

Next to the castle

 

 

View across the bay

View across the bay

 

 

Castle walls

Castle walls

 

 

Posing in the park by the castle

Posing in the park by the castle

 

Park next to the castle

Park next to the castle

 

Old town at dusk

Old town at dusk

 

 

Coastline

Coastline

 

Ripples left in the sand under the water

Ripples left in the sand under the water

 

 

Posing with the old town behind me

Posing with the old town behind me

 

 

Castle walls

Castle walls

 

 

Old town

Old town

 

 

Old town

Old town and the seaside

 

 

 

Krk info

Krk info – famous for olive oil

 

Aaaand now for the kitties of Krk!

 

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Author: JenSop

One of my favorite quotes is, "If your dreams don't scare you, they're not big enough." I guess I've been a dreamer all my life - I set my sights high and then I try to reach the sky. Some might call me a naive idealist, but that's just the way I am. I believe in always taking the high road, I believe in true love, and I believe in treating people the way you want to be treated. If you put good out into the world, good will come back to you! Being the dreamer that I am, I pursued singing as my primary life's calling - I've got two degrees in classical voice under my belt, and I sing just about anything under the sun. I also love a good adventure. Over the past few years, I've done quite a bit of world traveling, and have even lived abroad for stretches at a time: mostly in Vienna (Austria) and Croatia. A few years ago, I was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time, and I became a travel agent who specializes in Disney vacations. (Seriously, I KNOW Disney - I've been going regularly since I was a little girl - and I LOVE it!) And with all my experience traveling and living in Europe, I'm becoming quite the specialist in that travel category as well. (And last year, I started working as a Tour Director in Central Europe!) As to the other juicy details of my life - I'm originally from Pennsylvania, I'm married to an awesome Croatian man named Miloš who is the BEST adventure partner a girl could ask for. (He's also an expert on knowing how to make me smile.) He's truly the love of my life! I've also had all kinds of other jobs along the way, besides singer and travel pro. (Which is pretty standard for those of us who went to school for music.) I've worked part time weekends as a Disney Princess look-alike for children's parties. I've been teaching for almost 20 years, and have lots of experience in retail and customer service. Oh, and I should also probably mention that I'm a huge Lord of the Rings/Star Trek nerd! :-) Let's all go along for an adventure, shall we?

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