Sad to leave Slovenia, but was excited to be going to Croatia. We realised as we crossed the border that Croatia isn’t actually part of the EU yet and so has it’s own currency (the Kuna) of which we had none. It did however mean we finally got our passports stamped for the first time on this trip.
Unfortunately we picked a very busy resort on the coast south of Opatija for our first night and then spent the evening in the van sheltering from yet another torrential thunder and lightning storm. Not a great introduction to Croatia.
“Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.” –Mark Jenkins