|View from Cavtat Harbor toward the Hills|
|The owner of Villa Olav & Jo|
say their goodbyes
Today we left Dubrovnik, flying back north, to
Zagreb. Tomorrow we take a train on to Budapest, then it's... gasp... home. But I'm getting ahead of myself. Jo loves to swim, and she started the day with a hike down the thousand steps from Villa Olav to the ocean where she enjoyed a 'farewell' swim. Later we drove to the rental car depot at the Dubrovnik airport o return the rental car - sort of...
we got to the car return at the Dubrovnik airport where I asked if we could keep the car for few more hours, and miraculously - we got a yes. We'd wanted to drive to Albania, but didn't have enough time. Rats. The car agent suggested we drive to his favorite town, Cavtat instead, which we did. There we visited a little restaurant located next to the town's harbor.
|The harbor with the archways of the restaurant in the backgrounhd|
Lunch for Jo was a massive bowl of fresh yummy mussels. For myself, I had the tastiest seafood salad I've ever had; fat morsels of shrimp, octopus, shelled mussels & clams. And every bit of crab was crab, with not a jot of pollock in the lot. Best yet, my meal came with dessert - yes, more chocolate cake drizzled with raspberry sauce and a hot cup of coffee. I'd be glad of the big meal as the day progressed.
Then we were off to the Dubrovnik mini-airport.
|Never saw a bus like that before - where are the wheels?|
All passengers had to get on a bus to ride over to the jet. Here's the bus exterior....
|Our flight to Zagreb|
|On the flight I realized, Croatia is color coordinated |
with decor of matched terracotta and shell white
Early the following morning, we shuffled our luggage back down the street to train station for a long day on the rails.
|Pulling out of the Zagreb station|
|The train cars had cozy little rooms with sliding doors, no dementors|
|Budapest Train Station, Gate 9 3/4 (I can dream, if I like)|
|The Budapest train station|
Here is the apartment building, which is built over a little bar. Each evening the bar hosts a lively group of students and locals. Jo enjoyed an adventure or two there.
|The Apartment Building|