Adventures in Pula - Day 2
Day two of my adventure in Pula, Croatia saw us taking a short trip to Fazana, and a ferry to the Brijuni National Park, which is an island archipelago just off the Croatian coast. The scenery is beautiful, and it was the seat of power whenever the Yugoslavian President, Tito stayed there in the summer. Many international heads of government and celebrities came to visit with him there. The island has a small zoo, which includes animals which were gifts to Tito from other heads of state. The trip to the island is short, and tickets can be bought from an office in Fazana. There is also the chance to take a short train-ride tour of the island in multiple languages. After returning from the island, we had lunch at a nearby restaurant, the Stara Konoba where we were treated to a huge meal which included Ox meat or Boskarin as it is called in Croatian.
In the afternoon, we travelled back to Pula and walked around the old town, finally exploring the ancient Roman amphitheatre which stands by the sea, and is still in use today. It is the home of the opening of the Pula International Film Festival, and international acts such as Elton John and Sting have or will play there later this year.
For dinner, we headed to the Park Plaza Belvedere and ate looking out over the water of the Adriatic Sea. The food served in this area is excellent, and I highly recommend trying as many of the local style dishes as you can.
Here's a few images of the day - until tomorrow!