Day 10 – A long drive

Not much to say about day 10, except to point out that we left Bavaria at 7am and arrived in Istria, Croatia at 5pm. We went through magnificent alpine countryside of Austria, Italy, Austria again, Italy again (look at the map) and the flatter terrain of Slovenia.

We went to the local village to get some milk and found it teaming with everyone from the vicinity. It was some sort of local festival connected with cows. Very lively, and the kids loved the games, rides and the food.

We realised that we spoke not one word of Croatian and so downloaded an app to help us. Apparently, very much based on Russian. It seems that they don’t much like vowels and have a particular fondness for js and zs. Playing scrabble with the german set in our last apartment was difficult enough. I don’t think we will attempt it in Croatia.

Best bit of the day was when we were watching Independence Day before we went to bed, and for 15 seconds I convinced Tilly that it was based on a true story.

3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Sarah on August 1, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    What a very long drive. You should be getting some warm weather now you are in Croatia. Where are you staying?


  2. Posted by Marilyn Bishop on August 1, 2010 at 6:06 pm


    Are you trying for some record in the number of countries in a day? I though that the plan was a max of five hours driving.


    • We are in a village called Salambati. The village has 16 houses (and we are #16). The plan was no more than 5 hours a day, except for this journey. You should never trust Google maps though. The journey was planned on Google maps, so that al but one journey was 5 hours or so. In fact, it underestimates journey time by about 15%. Croatia lovely and hot (30 degrees), not a cloud in the sky


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