dayTHREE through dayEIGHT photoblog | STEVE AND CIARA DO CROATIA #3
GOOOOOD morning, Family, Friends, and Readers!-
We've been playing a lot of Gin Rummy, riding the quad exploring the island, drinking a lot of espresso, eating a lot of the best vanilla ice cream, and still enjoying not having any sort of strict schedule, WITH THE EXCEPTION of the very important schedule of lunch here on the island (or is it just with Pop/Slavko? haha!)
I'll get right to the photos and will keep them organized by day. It doesn't matter much on your end I suppose, but when I go back to look at these, I'll want to remember on which day we did what!
Who knows the meaning behind this photo? All I know is that wine has been sitting in Pops closet for as long as he has been back on the island, but it tasted decent and lasted us a few days.
This fish is called a Dentex. We had him for lunch (thank you fishy, for giving us a healthy meal). I looked Dentex up on Google and learned all about them after lunch that day. Slavko really likes this fish because of the colors. They have crazy sharp teeth and eat other fish!
A photo of pops playing Bocce Ball. This game is a staple on the island, and pretty much every afternoon after lunch, you can see Slavko and the other men (young and old) either playing or watching Bocce Ball by Sasha's cafe. Sometimes there are only 4/5 people watching, but other days like yesterday (8/7/16) there were 30!
Action shot of the guys!
The sunset that evening. <3
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So many sailboats were visiting this day! I loved all the color!
Just had to get one of him as well.
These huge masts were swaying in the wind, and people were just lounging in their boats eating and drinking. Totally wanted to crash the party, but we refrained.
Check out that stud!
Side note: in so many photos, Steve is wearing that bag. I will always look back on that with a smile because he refused to let me carry my bag around with all of our stuff because it was a little heavy on my shoulder.
"Why would I let you carry it when I don't even notice the weight? Give me the bag."
Don't worry. His dad's been making fun of him any chance he gets.
The water was so awesome!
Wait, who am I kidding. It's pretty dang awesome every day.
This is a view of where we spend most of the day time from the harbour.
This is how they do Iced Coffee here! ICE CREAM AND COFFEE.
Starbucks, pay attention.
Restaurant Amfora right by the market.
This is kinda "central" to the social area of the island, right by Jardin (the ooooolllldddd tree I was telling you about in an earlier post).
The smaller of two markets, and the room that can be rented above it.
The 117 year old tree that my future Father in Law used to lay by, sit by, and spend most of his down time when he was growing up. :)
The sign in front of the market.
The entrance to the market and a few locals.
Steve in the market.
A flower that I saw on a walk.
Another flower in front of the market.
Something that resembles Arizona in front of the smaller market. :)
These little guys are ALL over the island. It's Olib's version of a "weed", but it's not a weed.
Jardin. Again! Can't get enough of it.
From what I've gathered from Slavko, this is a remembrance of when Olib was purchased and "freed" kinda? Like it's independence? Don't quote me.
Just another shot of the town, walking south on the road past Jardin.
One of the Olib houses.
Another Olib house.
An old abandoned Olib house, that now houses many wild plants and a few trees. It's right by Bocce Ball.
I really really REALLY liked the stairs and the archway.
The patio of one house and the side of another.
I just wanted a picture of this to remember what Steven and I saw every morning when we walked up the back way into Ulbo for our morning coffee.
My future father in law put this here as a gift to the island. Now many many people see it daily and take photos by it!
"We are here..."
See that castle out there?
I love that I'm learning so much about my future husband's culture and family history so that I can pass down both Vietnamese and Croatian culture to our children.
Love immersing myself in this country, next on the list: VIETNAM!
Thanks for dropping by to keep up with us. It actually does mean a lot to be able to share this with those of you who follow/read.
I'll keep up with this travel diary and please feel free to comment any questions or...comments. I'll respond to them in the next post! xo