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Our Week-and-a-Half in Northern Croatia and Slovenia

Our Week-and-a-Half in Northern Croatia and Slovenia

Old Oct 1st, 2012, 03:59 PM
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xyz99--wow! Small world. We did stay at the Hotel Slon on Sept 1 (that was our arrival day). Lovely evening, wasn't it? Always nice to start off the trip with shoes that get soaked completely through! The next day was our trip to Lake Bled--overcast but no rain, and it kind of cleared off by evening. It was a very nice evening in Ljubljana and we were able to eat outdoors.

irishface--I haven't had a chance to go through and post some of our gazillions of photos of Rovinj yet, but if you liked the cat photos, here is my favorite (from Rovinj):

http://onelittleworld.zenfolio.com/p...72c8#h453972c8
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Old Oct 1st, 2012, 04:32 PM
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Lucky for us, it was the end of the trip - we did not get to see Ljubljana, so now we have to go back

We missed the breakfast at Slon, but the one they packed for us was very nice.

Here is a link to our trip report http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...erful-trip.cfm
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Old Oct 3rd, 2012, 05:54 PM
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can you recommend a car rental company that would have an automatic?
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Old Oct 3rd, 2012, 06:15 PM
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Hi mcmover, we rented through AutoEurope (broker) and the local rental vendor was Oryx. We reserved and got a mid-sized automatic (a diesel VW Golf).
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mcmover,
We rented from Budget (picked up in Prague, returned in Ljubljana), and got a Fiat Punto automatic.

When in Croatia a few years ago we rented from AutoEurope and the local vendor was Sixt (I don't remember what car we got, but it was automatic).
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Old Oct 15th, 2012, 06:02 AM
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We have now sorted through and posted our photos of Zagreb. I apologize for the sheer volume of shots, but we ended up with more 'keepers' than we expected.

http://onelittleworld.zenfolio.com/p451431154

There's one more album left to post, Rovinj... and then we'll be done.
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Old Oct 15th, 2012, 06:33 AM
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Very nice---you had sunny skies.
My favs were the beans in the market and St. Marks church.

Waiting for Rovinj.
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Old Oct 15th, 2012, 06:52 AM
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Sunshine definitely helps!
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Old Oct 22nd, 2012, 07:35 AM
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OK, at long last... our final photo album of the trip is posted for your viewing pleasure.

Rovinj shots:
http://onelittleworld.zenfolio.com/p961512809

That puts a final coda on the trip report. Thank you for your patience!
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Old Oct 22nd, 2012, 07:40 AM
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And, worth the wait.
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Old Oct 26th, 2012, 07:16 AM
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Mr. Go, love your photos. I was in Rovinj in 2003 and I can't believe how much more crowded it is now. Your Lake Bled photos are so beautiful. When I was there it was blazing hot.
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Old Oct 26th, 2012, 08:04 AM
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Wonderful photos. After reading your report and others are definitely thinking about Croatia & Slovenia for 2013, maybe Spring or in the Fall. If u wanted to go at a leisurely pace & had unlimited time, how much time would you allott to these two countries?
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Old Oct 26th, 2012, 08:45 AM
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That's a very tough question, yt. We deliberately left off some of the more desirable areas of Croatia (like most of the Dalmatian coast, Dubrovnik, etc.), with the intent of returning and possibly taking a boat-trip there in the future. And I feel like we barely scratched the surface in Slovenia.

The short answer to your question: somebody else could tell you better than I could.

The shorter answer: 3 or 4 weeks, total.
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Thanks! short trips or long trips, I always have trouble figuring out how much time to spend where.
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This is a wonderful trip report and very helpful to me as I plan my September trip to Croatia. We'll be mostly visiting friends on the Dalmatian coast, but thinking of getting there via Northern Croatia. The Istrian Peninsula looks amazing; love your pictures too!
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topping so I can save this for my hubby to read we plan on going either in August or September 2013
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