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Croatia Advice

Discussion in 'SMB' started by Lexingtongue, Apr 15, 2018 at 6:20 PM.

  1. kinkyjohn

    kinkyjohn Subs Bench

    The islands are bonny, hvar and that. We went last year having been about 6 years earlier, and the price hike was ridiculous. A glass of wine and a bottle of beer in Korcula was £16! to be fair that was in bar overlooking the sea in the old town bit and we did get cheaper food and drink when we wandered inland a bit.

    In short, very pretty but a lot more expensive than it was a few years ago.
     
  2. DJP

    DJP Winger

    Fantastic!

    V.jealous :D
     
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  3. Aye, we're having a great time.

    Weve both packed in work for a year to do a bit if travelling even though it's going to leave us a bit tight financially but, we've both had a bit if bad health in the last couple of years (all ok now) so doing it while we are fit and relatively healthy.

    Got 6 weeks in the USA, a Norwegian Fjords Cruise, a month in Scotland and Ireland and the a driving tour of France Spain Portugal and Italy planned.

    We did Croatia first as it's iur favourite country.
     
  4. Tommasi

    Tommasi Striker

    Thinking about going next summer with the wife, our 1 year old and our 5 year old. Good or bad idea? Any hints or tips?
     
  5. Lambchops

    Lambchops Striker

    we went the last 2 years with the kids mate - its ideal, just make sure you go July or Agust to guarantee the weather
     
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  6. DJP

    DJP Winger

    If anyone fancies Bol on the island of Brac, this might whet your whistle:

    Virtual Tour generated by Panotour

    Bol - Air Virtual Tour

    (hope the bottom one works - it ain't displaying on my new laptop but did on my old one last week. If it works, just click on the little helicopters to change the view of the town)
     
  7. janey

    janey Striker Contributor

    Fab x
     
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  8. coxhoedave

    coxhoedave Midfield

    Been to Rovinj three times over the last four years. Stunningly beautiful place with crystal clear waters. Hired a new Citroen C3 for a ridiculously cheap £115 for two weeks. Drove up to Slovenia twice and once up to Italy. The toll roads are empty and very cheap. There's so much to see in Istria. Personally I couldn't recommend it highly enough
     
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  9. Lexingtongue

    Lexingtongue Striker

    Which company is that with, mate?
     
  10. coxhoedave

    coxhoedave Midfield

    Rentalcars.com I payed for a Skoda Fabia but was upgraded. Picked the car up at Pula airport. It’s the first time I’ve hired a car for the duration of a holiday but it made the holiday so much more enjoyable
     
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  11. Hoon

    Hoon Midfield

    I was quite surprised by Zagreb. A lot nicer than I thought it would be. Cheap as chips too.
     
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  12. lenshack

    lenshack Winger

    Used to do twin centre hols before the bother, with Yugotours usually at the end of May before it got too hot and more expensive.
    One week on an island, one week on the mainland, so we never got bored.
    Lots of big fat Germans laying on the nudi beaches trying to stop the tide coming in.:lol:
    Cheap as chips back then.
     
  13. Jap Stammer

    Jap Stammer Full Back

    We stayed in Cavtat last year - fairlyy quiet, but beautiful scenery, especially walking around the twin headlands, and some great (and reasonably priced) restaurants. Beer was anywhere between £2 and £3.50 a pint, depending where you went.

    Fantastic Marina where the boats come right up to the restaurants bordering the path - saw some of the best motor cruisers and yachts I've ever seen.

    Regular buses and water taxis to Dubrovnik which is only about 10 mile away if you fancy something busier. Crystal clear water (no sandy beaches to muddy everything up).

    Went in July - it was roasting. Mid-30C's every day.
     
  14. Fred Secrets

    Fred Secrets Striker

    The Croatians.

    A great bunch of lads.
     
  15. Thanks Janey

    I noticed that you'd liked a few of my blog posts on that there twitter.

    FYI we did over 20k steps on Saturday. I thought of you when we checked the total
     
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  16. coxhoedave

    coxhoedave Midfield

    A return taxi from Pula Airport to Rovinj was £70. Car rental for 2 weeks from the airport was £115. No brainer really.
     
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  17. janey

    janey Striker Contributor

    Yep I certainly have, I’m in no way jealous, not at all ;):lol:.
    20k is impressive, I hope you had a well earned beer at the end of it. :)
    Safe touring xx
     
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  18. Don't wear a hijab.
     
  19. I'm glad you're not jealous. Envy is a terrible thing :D

    We did indeed a have a beer or 2 afterwards. I've been enjoying the local brews and the wife (no) is enjoying the local wines :lol:
     
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  20. janey

    janey Striker Contributor

    It most certainly is a terrible thing :D
    I’m glad you are enjoying the local beverages I loved Croatia
     
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