Earlier this summer I embarked on a trip with my girls to Croatia. We stayed a week on the peninsula of Istria. One of our trips to the cities around us was to Poreč, where we had planned a little kayak tour to not neglect our fitness, as well as a long walk through town.
We got the long walk twice that day. One time voluntarily, the other one involuntarily. As my girls aren’t the most organized lot, especially not together, we walked the whole way around the town of Poreč. Literally the whole way around it. It would’ve been better to have studied the map before starting, that way we could’ve just gone through the city to be there in 5 min. But looking on the bright side, we got our warm up in before kayaking. Just sadly when we arrived the other group had started and we had to wait two hours. The heat was killing us and so we just went into the next drug store to get refreshing smoothies and a new camera memory card for me. When we’d rested a bit in the air-conditioned heat, we were ready to go explore the city – the next long walk of the day.
An ice cream was very overdue, so we indulged on that. Then walking along the main road we wanted to get away from the masses a little, as it was really very crowded. So we just took a turn right and found ourselves in the most adorable little streets. There was this all natural cosmetics place were we stopped for a chat on how they make the cosmetic themselves and what it’s made of. It was such a wonderful place, but I didn’t have enough cash on me to buy anything. Such a pity. It smelled like heaven in there.
But walking on we passed little art shops which sold lovely paintings. Cute cafés and bars… yet the most beautiful bar I’ve ever been in – and the girls agree – was near the place we headed for when it was time to kayak. On accident, more or less, we were looking for somewhere to change into our bikinis. We found ourselves being welcomed warmly to just use the bathroom for a second. And let me tell you, the inside of this bar was just #goals and my girls and me started dreaming away on how we’d form it into a perfect little apartment… in Manhattan… oh yeah, we were dreaming far away..
The Kayaking was just amazing! I shared one with one of my very well-trained friends and together we totally gained speed. We kayaked all around the city – next to the way we’d walked earlier – to a beach that lay opposite the city. We had a solid 30 minutes for a swim and some mandatory fooling around in the water. On our way back we raced our guide…and barely won.. but it was a laugh anyway.
Although it did get even better and funnier for everyone else, when I did a totally video worthy stunt.. completely on purpose of course ..not.. I wanted to clean my shoes real quick in the water, slipped on a large stone and crashed right into the water, landing on my beloved behind.. you can imagine the laughter, on my part as well.
We ended the day with a picnic in a tiny park right by the water, talking about baby names… I remember that so vividly because it was quite a discussion. Comment below, what your favorite baby name is? Boy and girl!
Have you ever been to Croatia? Comment down below along with your favorite baby name;-)
That concludes the day. Hope you liked it! See ya down in the comments 🙂