Opatija, Croatia

My friend Anna visited the region of Istria a few weekends ago and brought me back this lovely postcard.

It’s from the town Opatija, located right on the coast of the Adriatic sea, in the Gulf of Kvarner. It’s a popular summer and winter resort, with average temperatures of 10°C (50°F) in the wintertime, and around 25°C (77°F) during the summer.
It’s a very pretty town, but I personally didn’t enjoy the amount of traffic going right through the middle of the town. Also, even though it has beaches, they’re not the kind I like – I really, really don’t like the large pointy rocks. How do you chill there? Where do you put your towel? How do you not hurt your feet trying to get in and out of the sea? I don’t know. :(

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Lopud, Croatia

A friend of mine, Marija, visited the island of Lopud during the summer and she was kind enough to bring me this lovely postcard back.

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Lopud is a small island, approximately 4.63 square kilometers (1,79 square miles) in size, located just off the off the coast in the southern Dalmatia. It is the second largest island of the Elaphiti islands, and is mostly known for its beautiful sandy beaches. One of the easiest ways to reach Lopud is by boat, it’s a short boat ride from Dubrovnik.