Thursday, 16 May 2013

Relaxing In Pag Island, Croatia

After Venice we went to Croatia, well to be more specific we went to Pag Island.  Along the way to Pag Island we went to the underground caves in Slovenia to look at the stalagmites and the stalactites.  We had to go via a special train that would take us deep into the caves.  It was pretty cool as I don't think we have anything like this at home.  Some of them were really cool as they looked like monsters!!

The caves!

After the caves we drove to Croatia and then caught a quick ferry to Pag Island.  From Croatia Pag Island looks like the moon...

One side of Pag Island

But on the other side of the island where we were staying there were signs of life and it looked like this...

The other side of Pag Island

Our time on Pag Island was pretty relaxing and we didn't get up to much.  This was probably good as so many people, including me, had been ill on our trip.  We did however walk out to the 'sandy' beach, which turned out to be a pebble beach, which kinda sucked.  We could have walked further to another sandy beach, however this beach required you to pay money and was a nudist beach, which didn't sound like fun.

Pebble beach

It was really lovely to lay on the pier and relax in the sun.  It wasn't warm enough to go swimming, however we did put our toes in the water.  And yes, I forgot to put sunscreen on and I am mega burnt.  Thankfully my sports tan will becoming back as I was wearing a Lululemon Cool Racerback top.

Relaxing by the water

Pag Island wasn't really my idea of fun.  I got a bit bored as I always like to be doing things.  Pag Island in crazy busy in summer, however as it is spring a lot of things are closed.  B and I wanted to go bike riding, however the bike hire place wasn't open yet.  I also think that considering it has taken B and I forever to get to Europe and it has cost us a lot of money, I want to make the most out of every minute of the day.  I didn't do that on Pag Island.

I also found that whilst the beach was nice, it was not in any way nicer than the beaches we have at home in Australia.

So, to be honest, I found Pag Island to be a bit of a waste of time and would have rather have spent the day somewhere nicer, such as an extra day in Switzerland.  But at least I can say I have been to Croatia now and thanks to them I have another two stamps in my passport!

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