27.05.2009 35 °C
sorry no post for a moment, we were in nature, in national croatian parcs, we arrived in zadar yesterday!
we just left Renato who went with us for the 2 last days YY
73 years old of laughts and energy. he will pick us up while we were waiting in rijecka where we spent the night on the beach. He is from italia, venise, and speak a fluent french.
Impossible to keep him in place, the first day we will visit a cave around plitvcka jezera a world heritage for unesco, and then go to swimm in a torrent, before trying a typical restaurant and finally reach our room that the three of us are sharing and play cards.
at 8 everybody is up and we left to visit the national parc so amazing! 16 lakes with transparent water, fishes and between lakes waterfalls and all kinds of green, 7 hours of visit, we felt like in heaven!
we will reach the coast and take our second bath in coratian coast, and we will leave our dear renato in a big hug!
then immediatly 2 wood workers will pick us up, to bring us to zadar, facing to the thousands rooms to rent for tourist, they will explain us that in croatia there is 1 tourist for 3 inhabitants, really too much. But i can understand, in front of us, on the old road to zadar near to the see we can see thousands island and small beaches all around, and its 30 degres. but prices are increasing a lot in croatia, we remark that hostels for tourists and restaurant are at the same price that in france, but daily products are still ok.
we were striked as well cause we saw many mines fields on the road, as we asked them why they will explain us that its too expensive to clean, and here were really hard slovenian conflicts between serbs and croatian, they will show us the houses of their parents some kilometers away and explain us that the whole family went to fight to protect their freedom between 1991 and 1995 , 50000 people killed, and today rage is still here even if conflict is finished, we will have to wait again 20 or 40 years before real friendship once again.
we stopped by ljubjana as well 3 days ago, matthias and mohije with their super heros golden retriever, brought us near, and then sonia student in czech language and theater offer us a ride til the center and a bottle of wine!
here we will offer us our first youth hostel, and a cool shower, ljubjana is a city that you can enjoy by night, beer and ice cream along the river, there are lot of nice pubs, and a whole street of "alternative music" pubs where everything is allowed XD
the following day we will meet jennifer from toronto who decided to discover europe in 3 months alone, had a good time in the market of second hand products, and we left the citywith athanias, to postjone, then igor picked us to the border, with lot of happiness and a really cool yoga attitude, immediatly after we met polona and her friend (so sorry forgot the name YY),who were going to swimm in croatia, had a really cool ride with them til rijecka, exchanging travel tricks and experiences! and i got a new stamp on passeport at the border :D
i now have to go to make some food shopping and tonight we would like to reach split!
promise i will upload pictures and map later on!