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*I'm gonna go to Europe from 3rd July to 28th Oct 2010. The first airport is Roma of Italy. If you are staying somewhere in Europe, I'd be happy if you let me stay in your home or show me around your city. I'm on a couch surfing .
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31 Aug 2010

Zagreb

The bus departed 9pm from Dobrovnik last night, the seat was full and cold, so I couldn't sleep at all...

I arrived at Zagreb, Croatia at 7am~.

Well,,,, COLD!!!!
It's same country Dobrovnik and Zagreb but temperature is much defferent!?
I wore all my clothes.

Mario(22:Croatian) who accepted me as couch surfer, came to bus terminal by car to pick me up, then he took me to his house.

He woke up for me 7am, what a kind man! :D
When I came into his house, he gave me a room and I could sleep few hours, thanks!!

After 3 hours sleeping,
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he prepared me a breakfast :D
Simple but nice*
Thank you Mario!

After breakfast/lunch, I went out to city centery by myself.

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Zagreb is captal but there are big green parks, beautiful and clean city!

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I arrived at Jelacica place, center of city by foot,

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I got a map in Tourist information center :D

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I bought a icecream in famous cake&ice shop Vincek 12Kn(About 1.8Euro) :D

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walking eating ice cream,

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Kula Lotrscak

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Naive art museum
Student 10Kn(1.5Euro)
Adult 20Kn(3Euro)

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St.Mark Church, very cute with Mozaic roof*

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Zagreb museum

Student 10Kn(1.5Euro)
Adult 20Kn(3Euro)

Big and there are many kinds of stuff to see, so I saw around slowly, it was already 5pm.
Ooops,,, it'd be better I go to other sights.

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Stone gate

It was a time to set it off.

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The Cathedral of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Already the time to sing a song.

I also wanted to see the market near the church though, it was already finished.

I used a time for museum, so I thought hunging around a city a bit more though, Mario who was studying at home sent a cute messege "when you come back? I'm already hungry~", so I went back home by tram.

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Mario took me a local restaurant by car, we ate Cevapcici, kind of Bosnian food*
Ordered with coke, alltogether about 50Kn(7Euro).
The bread is very soft and streach, inside sausage is also yummy*
I added like a cream cheese to it though, very full!!

We went to supermarket after dinner and went back home.
Mario showed me a lot of beautiful pictures of Croatia and Bosnia with drinking beer :D

Come to think of that, European people has a good knowledge of history, and they likes their country very much.
We Japanese, it's a shame though, we don't have a knowledge of history very much because some other countris are still controling our education as we lost in war, and Japanese people has very weak mind now a days...
Many people don't like our country so much and it's very rare we can see our country flag in Japan, it's very strange though...

So please don't brame us if we couldn't talk about history, especially younger ages, we didn't get a good history education so much.

I did Thai massage to Mario, today was finished~.
posted by Sue at 22:41 | Comment(0) | Croatia | Edit

30 Aug 2010

Srd Mountain

I hunged around the old town in Dobrovnik yesterday already, I climb a Srd mountain today!

I went out from hostel and I headed to the bottom of the mountain.
I found a walk way to the top, let's climb~!

But it's very rock mountain road, it's a bit hard by flip flap??

Let's take the picture of this road!

I pushed the button of my camera though...

n???

dosen't work...

strange.....

I tried get a battery off or SD card many time though, it doesn't work~~~!!(>_<)

Noooooo....

Why~~~~???
I could use the camera yeasterday normaly....

I thought going back to hostel once but I already walked up a mountain, so just I continue clibming thinking about insurance.

Oh no~~~, what a great view!!
It's very pity I can't take this picture~~~(>_<)

By the way, it's very nice weather today and no shade, so it means very hot.
Sometimes cool wind came from the sea, I felt good.

Like that, I climbed up with flip flap, I arrived at top in 1 hour!!

Yatta-!!!!

Actually, there is a cable car to top though, the cost is 72Kn(10Euro) in round ticket, so I desided to climb up by myself.

But it was hard though~.

It was a fantastic view from 412m high Srd Mountain, it was sooooo pity why my camera doesn't work.

To buy a new camera, please give me a donation...(>_<)

There is just one restaurant on top, when I checked the price, it's cheaper than the old town!!

I wanted to eat some seafood from Adria sea, I ordered mussles with tomato garlic source.

That was very very yummy~~~***

There were more than 30 mussles, makes me rich*
the price was 55Kn(about 8Euro)

I also ordered orange juice 26kn(3.5Euro) though, it was also very yummy!

I could found a good restaurant after long days, so I ordered another orange juice again and ate fruit cake 25Kn(3.5Euro), everyfood was yummy~~~?***

It was cheper than old town, so this restaurant on top mounatin is very good!!
It was soooo pity I couldn't take the pictures(>_<)

Total 132Kn(About 19Euro), ah, I spend money~.

I saw fantastic view, then I went back to hostel thinking about insurance.

But it's very strange that the camera doesn't work at all.
Maybe low battery?? but I charged it just few days ago though...

I charged the battery again, what! it's work----!!!!

Yatta-!!!
I couldn't take the picture from mountain though, I can take picture more! Yeah!!

If you thought about donation for me, I say thank you :D

I took some rest in hostel, I asked about joining barbecue at this hostel for 7Euro though, the dinner start from 8:30pm, so I can't join because I plan to leave Dobrobnik 9pm by bus.

It was already 5:30pm though, I charged the battery already, so I try to climb the Srd mountain again to eat dinner!!

I don't have so much time but maybe I can go..!!

Well, when I climbed at noon, it took me 1 hour though, if I climb 2 times faster, I guess I can get top in 30min!

At noon, it was very hot so I can't walk faster but in evening was Ok.

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Climb climb...

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Wow, it's sunset time, the old town looks good!

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Come to think of that, I always looks like a going shopping to close super market though,

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I am climbing very hard rock road by flip flap(lol)

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looks good by sunset!

2 times faster, 2 times faster...
So I climbed up the rock road quickly, I got to top in 30min!
Yatta-----!!!

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back side of Srd mountain, what a fantastic view~~~!!!

Ooops, I have no time!

I wanna take the picture but I have to eat dinner first!!
I started to climb 6pm and I arrived top 6:30pm.

I went to restaurant again and I ordered pasta with mussles.

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U~mm, Mussles pasta! 49Kn(About 7Euro)

Very very yummy~~***

It was good idea to come this restaurant again~~:D

After dinner, I took some pictures.

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Already getting dark, it was more beautiful at noon...

Well, I have to climb down quickly!!

7:15pm... if I walk 3 times faster, It'd be fine!?

So I climbed down like a ninja on rock road by flip flap.

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I am climbing down on this road, yeah, I'm ninja!

It's getting dark but
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town looks very beautiful~~***

I took the picture very quickly, I climbed down.
It's a mountain road so it's denger after sun set.

I climbed down in 20min as I climed down 3 times faster, yatta-!!

Then I go back to hostel just walking to dry me that got sweat.

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Already dark~.

Then I arrived at hostel 7:50, I took shower very quicklyl, I said good-bye to friend who I met in hostel, then I carry my backpack and head to bus terminal.

I went out hostel 8:10pm, to bus terminal take me 30min.

A little bit dengerous if I walk to bus terminal, so when I arrived main road, thumb up with shainy smile!

A car stop for me quickly.

My hitch-hiking is 100% success :D

Kindly old man took me to bus terminal, I could get bus terminal 30min before leave~!

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I could ride on the bus dep. 9pm Dobrovnik to Zagreb.

I enjoyed Dobrovnik as well :D.

I never expect I climb up mountain 2 times...but the restaurant was very yummy, so if you climb up the Srd mountain, I recommend to go there!
posted by Sue at 22:41 | Comment(0) | Croatia | Edit

29 Aug 2010

To Dobrovnik

I woke up at 7am and took shower, then I checked out hostel at 8am.
Then I walked to bus terminal.

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I rode on the bus to Dobrovnik, Croatia, the bus deperted at 8:30am from Kotor.
14Euro

I sat down on front seat seeing the view though,

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what a nice view :D

The bus arrived at the border of Montenegro, then go to Croatia though, there were a lot of car there, much traffic jam, so the bus stucked.
It seemed taking 2hr if the bus on line.
But the bus driver suddenly drove the opposite car line and drove strait to boader control!?

So we could arrived border quickly than other cars, we could go enter Croatia quickly.Good job, driver!(lol)

Then the bus arrived at Dobrovnik, Croatia in 3hr, 11am.

I expected the staff of accomodation was there to pick me up though, nobody there, so when I send a SMS to the staff, finally he came to bus terminal for me.
(Actually I send e-mail twice and called 3 times, and send SMS onece, but no answer...)

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Villa Banana
Dorm 18Euro
Free Wifi

I booked this hostel because had a good rate and review though, the place was top of the hill, so I was surprised.
Besides, the staff don't speak English so much, there was no key in a bathroom, I couldn't get hot shower just cold, no trash box in a kitchen,,,, I wonder why this hostel had a good rate...

Anyway, I got a map from this hostel and headed to old town.

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I walked down the narrow steps following a map,

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I arrived at old town in 20min!

This is a "Pile gate" on east side.

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Velika Onofrijeva fontana and Franjevacki samostan

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I found the funny fountain :D

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Placa street

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Ice cream 10Kn(about 1.50Euro)

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Luza place

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I ate sandwitch 20Kn and fanta lemon 12Kn = 32Kn(about 4.5Euro)

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Cathedral

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Sv.Ignacija i Collegium Ragusinum

Anyway, the sea is amazing beautiful~~~!!!!
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Amaaaaazin, Fantaaaaaastic the Adria sea...***

Like this I hunged around the old city, I went back to hostel once and changed to basin suits, then I headed to old town again to swim*

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A little bit cold already at 5:30pm though...

But I swam in Europe first time, yeeeeeah~~~~*

I swam around 30min, it makes me cold, I wore cloth and went back to hostel.
posted by Sue at 22:41 | Comment(0) | Croatia | Edit

28 Aug 2010

Budva and Cetinje

I walked around Kotor already, so I go to another place today.

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Kotor Bus terminal
There are a lot of bus to go many places, so Kotor is good place to move somewhere :)

I bought a ticked to Budva first.

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3Euro to Budva

I arrived at Budva in 30min.

I got a map of Budva, I head to Old town by foot.
I didn't know which way exactly though, it's easy just head to no-mountain direction.

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Oh, it seems castle wall~!

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I went throught a gate, it's looks like old town in Kotor, narrow street.

I didn't know the direction exactly, just hunged around, then I arrived at fortress.

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Entrance of Fortress, fee is 2Euro.

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There is a small libraly and kind of museum and like this inside though,

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wow, good view~ :D

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The Church of the Holy Trinity with Iconostasis

I was hungry so when I saw a menu, cafe staff talked to me.
I wanted to try "Njegushka prshuta", local food.
They had it, so I ordered it*

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Sandwich(Local Prosciutto, local cheese, egg, seasonal salad) 5Euro
Fruit Juice 3.5Euro

But I didn't find which one is "Njegushka prshuta" exactly though, anyway I tried Montenegro local food :D

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The sandwich was too much for me, I asked wrap it up, and I also ordered strawberry shake with icecream again. 3.5Euro.

It was sooooooooo yummy~~~~~!!!
It was good I ordered it~~~~***

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I went indide to Museum 2Euro though, not so good.
Skopje(free enter) and Thessaloniki's museum was better than here.

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It was Budva, like these.

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I walk back to bus terminal, then I bought the ticket to Cetinje 3Euro.

I arrived at Cetinje in 40min though, looks like not so fun.
There was no tourist information, just I found a map on sign, I took the picture of that, I walked aroud with the picture from camera.

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It was Cetinje, like these.

Well, it was already 5:30pm, I waited the bus to go back to Kotor though, the bus didn't come soon, so I tried to hitch-hiking!

I did hitch-hike in seems direction to Kotor.
When I up my thumb, the car was stopped quickly.

I asked him "Kotor?"
He said something "~~Kotor? ~~~Kotor?", he couldn't speak English but maybe he go to Kotor, so I rode on his car though....

slide slide....

touch touch....

Noooooo!!!!!! He is rubbing my upper leg very much~~~!!! Also he is grabbing my hand~~~!!!(>_<)

"Drink? Drink?" he said.

No way!!! Never go to drink!!!

I felt some kind of denger, so I tried to ride off the car, then he said "if you do hitch-hike to Kotor, you have to go Budva first, then Kotor".
And then he took me back to the opposite direction to Budva.

"Thank you!!"

I just shaked hand with him and I rode off the car though,

rub rub....grab grab....hehehe!

Heeeeeey!!!! Don't touch my upper leg and hip~~!! even when I rode off~~~!!!

Disgusting...!! :(

Well then, I try hitch-hike again!
Thumb up with shiny smile, the car stopped quickly.
I said "Budva", the answer was Ok.

Yeah! I rode on his car, next person was nice seaman, can speak English with good atmosphere!
He also go to Herceg Novi, so he took me near Kotor, yeah~~~!! :D

Then next hitch-hike to Kotor, thumb up, the car stopped quickly.
Umm,,, do hitch-hike in Montenegro is so easy!?

Next car, there were 2 young man who had big body.
Not so friendly, I felt a bit scary though, they gave me a banana, no conversation but bring me to center of Kotor.

Is hitch-hike popular in Montenegro??

Well, like this story, I could get Kotor safely :D

I had big lunch in Budva, so just I felt eating a fruit, I went to supermarket.

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Melon was cheap as well today*
0.88Euro for 1.4kg.

I ate 1.4kg Melon for dinner, today was finished~.
posted by Sue at 22:41 | Comment(0) | Montenegro | Edit

27 Aug 2010

Kotor

I arrived at Kotor, Montenegro on 7am, very sleepy...

When I arrived at bus terminal, a man came and said, 10Euro room available, but I already booked hostel.

Yes, I couldn't find couch host here, actually no one here.
That's why I booked hostel in long time.

I thought I need booking, but here Kotor, it seems ok if I didn't book.

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Montenegro Hostel
6people dormitory 12Euro
free wi-fi

When I arrived here, I couldn't get bed yet, so I went to kitchen, then I found free food~ :D

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Pasta with instant tomato sourse for lunch~*
Thanks hostel :)

Well I could check-in at 11am, I go out to sightseeing in world heritage old town~!

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Central gate of old town

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Clock tower

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St. Tryphon Cathedral

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Serbian Orthodox Church of St. Luka

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Pictures inside church.

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St. Nicole

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This is inside, new and clean.

Well, there are a lot of church in Kotor even small town.

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There are lot of narrow and small road here Kotor, it reminds me Venezia, Italy though, much more beautiful and clean, so I prefer here.

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there is river and mountain outside of the wall,

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water is clean*

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Wow, looks nice*
(But very very hot outside.)

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In a sea, there are people swimming.
Very strong sun light though.

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I bought a icecream 0.50Euro, then

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I walk up to the wall!

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This is a gate to wall.

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Entrance fee is 2Euro and got a postcard.

Well, is it Ok even flip flap?
Peta peta.

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A bit walk up, Kotor old town I can see.

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I arrived at church in 20min.

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getting nice view.

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Peta peta peta...(sounds walking with flip flap.)
hoooot hooooooot...!!!

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Here I came.

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Getting nice view more.

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A bit denger zone I walk up.
Peta peta peta.

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Woooow, what's here!

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Yahoo~!!!

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walk up to go to flag!
Peta peta peta.

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Here I am~ :D

Well then, I go back to same step though,
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ummm,, I walked up here?

I have to be careful, or I slipped few times on slippely stone!

I walked down safely, then I went to super market, I bought juice and melon :D

I eat melon on sea side.

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There was just one box, so I bought that though, a bit big, 1.75Euro for 2.4kg.

I ate 2.4kg by myself, hehe.

Then I thought swimming though, it was already evening, a bit cold, just I went back to hostel.

Looooong blog today!!
posted by Sue at 22:41 | Comment(0) | Montenegro | Edit
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