How about spending a day having a plain Pizza you could get around the corner but actually drive 7 1/2 hours one way to Umag to get there. We did it. Is this nuts? Yes. Maybe.
We had an awesome time. (If you follow us on Facebook you can see our pictures from Umag). And that´s how life should be. Having fun. Not doing what everyone else does. Feeling alive and a little crazy. Those are the memories you will think about decades later. You can tell your children and grandchildren.
Our drive took us from Austria to the westernmost part of Croatia and to one of the first cities in northern Croatia at the Adriatic Coast. No wonder it is called the Gateway to Istria from Northern Europe. Our daytrip took us to Umag in Istria. Umag. A little town with a harbour and an Old Town surrounded by the sea.
Why there? Because we wanted to see the sea. Sea with the clearest water. Croatia is the first choice for it. And yes. We had Pizza and lots of coffee.
Strolling around the small roads is fun and the hospitality in the little restaurants is great. In one little restaurant they gave us a dessert and an Easter egg because it was Easter Sunday. How nice!
Altough it was a long drive (15 hours all together) we didn´t regret our crazy little adventure. Umag and the Adriatic Coast were a great place to spend the day. And on our way back we enjoyed a beautiful sunset at the Chiemsee in Germany. But now we are curious: What was a crazy thing you did lately? We would love to hear about it.
zuletzt aktualisiert am Mai 6, 2014
11 Gedanken zu „Umag – Tor zu Kroatien“
Wow, this sounds like a little bit crazy :). Glad you’ve enjoyed Umag. Where did you get your pizza? Love that sunset photo at the Chiemsee in Germany.
We enjoyed our Pizza and coffee at the Buoni Amici. Tasted good and we had a view to the harbour and the church and main plaza in Umag. Great place.
Hach, ich will ja schon soooo lange mal nach Kroatien. Habt Ihr 15 Stunden hin und zurück gebraucht oder tatsächlich eine Strecke? Naja, von NRW brauch ich gar nicht erst über eine Anreise mit dem Auto nachzudenken. Dafür liegt ja Schottland fast um die Ecke ;). Verrücktheiten bleiben mit kleinen Kindern ein bisschen auf der Strecke. Aber ich fands schon ziemlich bekloppt den Old Man of Storr auf der Isle of Skye mit einem 2jährigen zu besteigen. Post dazu folgt demnächst mal. 😉 GlG, Nadine
Wir haben 15 Stunden hin und zurück gebraucht. Kroatien von euch aus wäre wirklich ein Stückchen zu weit. Aber gerade mit Kindern wäre es sicher in toller Urlaub. Bin schon gespannt auf deinen Beitrag über eure Besteigung des Old Man of Storr. P.S.: wenn man nicht ab und zu „bekloppt“ wäre wäre das Leben doch langweilig. 🙂
The craziest thing I’ve done recently? Booked two return flights to Madagascar. Cost me an arm and a leg, but hopefully we will bring back some cool stories!
Crazy? That´s awesome. Looking forward to hearing your stories.
Sounds like a lot of fun and that sunset is absolutely gorgeous !
Freya, we really had lots of fun and the sunset that night was really gorgeous. Glad we stopped at the Chiemsee and took some pictures.
It may sound crazy to drive so far, but it’s exactly the kind of thing we would do too. 🙂 Looks lovely, and how about that sunset!!
That´s great to hear there are more „crazy“ people around.
It is a lovely place and it was a great idea to do this spontaneous Road Trip. 🙂
You liked Umag? You should have visited Porec and Rovinj also.