Yesterday, I went on my first, all day, school trip with the 8th graders. We went to Istria, to visit towns Motovun and Rovinj. Now, my main job was looking after the pupils but, because they are good kids, I did manage to take a photo or two, for myself. The only downside of the whole trip was the rain, following us from the very start. But, we did survive and kinda got accustomed to, as the time passed by.
We visited both the coast and inland. Rovinj is a coastal town I had never been to and yesterday was the first time going there. I knew it was beautiful but, you really have to visit, to fully understand why. The whole town has that Venetian historic vibe even though it is a Croatian city. The old, historic part of the town is build upon a peninsula and the buildings literally rise from the water. I really enjoyed this cute, narrow, cobbled streets with little alley ways crossing path every few meters. Every mediterranean town has them. And, yes, I had to find a red bike to completely loose my mind and shoot from every angle. Rovinj was the second (and last) town we visited and the rain had somewhat stopped.
Now, I have been to medieval Motovun once already, in 2012. The first time I wasn’t really impressed by it. Mainly because I didn’t have enough time to roam around. This time, it was windy and rainy. But, I got to experience Motovun like never before, under different weather conditions. I must say, even though it was really challenging, I enjoyed the rainy clouds and shooting the landscape from that high up. Motovun is set on a 277 meter high hill. Maybe, next time, I got to experience every weather change there as I plan to stay for a few days. And, again, I didn’t have to opportunity to shoot the town from a distance. God bless.
It seems like every Sunday in the last couple of weeks has been a travel Sunday. Yesterday, the three of us were hanging out at my friend’s house and, all of sudden, we decided to take a small road trip. It’s one of those moments when everything feels right to go on an adventure. So we did. For the next 6 hours we were driving east and exploring Posavina (one of Croatia’s regions). Not to mention making multiple stops to take a bazillion of photos. Posavina is still a fairly untouched region, full of countryside vibes and unspoiled nature. There are herds of sheep, horses and cows all around. Also, there are a bunch of cute little fishing spots with wooden docks.
One of the first stops we did was to take a photo of this beautiful herd of horses near the small village called Svinjicko. The horses weren’t scared of us at all. We especially loved the little foal, goofing around and kicking every horse on its radar.
After that, we went to visit Ethno Village Stara Lonja, in Lonja. It is run by two brothers who made us feel most welcomed. If you’re interest in rural tourism, I would highly suggest booking a trip there. The area is packed with traditional wooden houses and domestic (and wild) animals. Not to mention being situated in the heart of Lonjsko polje, one of Croatia’s nature parks.
On our way home, we visited Muzilovcica and Suvoj, the two places along the bank of river Sava filled with the mentioned fishing spots and little wooden docks. Also, we bumped into a herd of sheep and goats accompanied by their shepherd. After that, we made one last stop which was a fast food stand in Sisak. Kinda hungry we were. Hehe. Anyway, it was such a beautiful and fulfilling day. We need more of such traveling rash decisions in our lives, for sure. God bless.