29.09.2014 - 30.09.2014
As a place that had been recommended by a few people as a "must see" we decided to spent a full day in Pula. We managed to find a reasonable place to park and set out on our bikes to explore the city, starting with the harbour and stopping for our first traditional Croatian meal at a lovely restaurant "Istrian Kitchen" right beside a playground that we also made use of. We had a meat stew which was incredibly tender after a LOT of marinading in red wine (I think it was for around 24 hours?!) and some truffle pasta which was absolutely gorgeous, especially the gigantium truffle served on top. Happy us!
With full bellies we cycled up to the castle and around the perimeter with far-reaching views of the city below.
Our final stop was at the Colosseum right by where we had parked. It was fantastic and the entrance included a tour of a basement exhibition where we were delighted to see a (mock) roman scribing of "FELIX"!
We were both utterly shattered so pulled into the closest campsite we could, comically named "Bi Village" to which clearly, all are welcome :-) Due to the season being almost over, half of the toilet blocks were closed but eventually we found a pitch close to sanitation and checked in for the night.
Similar to Zaton holiday park, this place was massive with every possible amenity on hand. With Venice as our next stop, the day after arriving we were too pressed for time to look at anything other than the beach, which was gorgeous, and we were disappointed not to be able to stay for longer.