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Summer vacation is over

And autumn seems to already be here…

When I looked back on my vacation, I realized I really did get enough rest and I enjoyed my time off. Even when the weather turned cold and windy. The books occupied my time while I waited for the sun’s return.

I’m not sure if you can see it in this picture, but the wind “bura” was blowing and there is a white fog over the sea.

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But then, when the wind and the rain stopped, it became possible to catch pictures of sun through the trees.DSC_0043

Most of my vacation was spent in Smokvica, we just traveledย for the last few days to southern Dalmatia to watch ย Maraton laฤ‘a – a famous event in that part of Croatia where teams compete on the river Neretva in rowing old-fashioned boats native to that region. For 22,5km! That is more than 2,5 hours of rowing.

But before the main event, we were lucky to have dinner at a place that features this sunset in front of it.ย DSC_0053

And views like this one:DSC_0056

In order to get to the start of the race boats are organized for tourists that first take you for a swim and a lunch and then to the start of the race.

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And here go the teams – there were 34 of them.DSC_0064

This is what cheering from the boat looks like. ๐Ÿ™‚

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And now I’m back in Zagreb, just so you don’t think my hair always looks that disheveled, I have a fresh hairstyle.

(that will probably be disheveled in 2 days time) ๐Ÿ˜€DSC_0078

Long time, no sea

Sorry, couldn’t help myself. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s been a long time since I wrote anything, and well, this post will come with sea photos. ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

Yes, I’m on vacation. Finally.

I had (still have) time to think about what’s been going on in my life and pondering the reasons why I no longer have the time and/or energy to read and write. Honestly though, I haven’t come to any smart conclusions. Life takes you on a path and before you know it, all that once brought you pleasure as a hobby suddenly no longer fits into the hours in a day. I hate that.

So I spent my first week of vacation basically doing nothing. Just resting from the hectic pace my life is when I go to work. 

I sleep a lot, go for a swim, do some yoga and pilates and read. I’m just doing things I enjoy and that bring me relaxation and hopefully, one of these relaxed days I will have an epiphany and realize how to make time in my routine for things that make me happy and relaxed.
Because when I’m happy and relaxed, nice things happen to me. Like talking to a neighbor and discovering a new perfume gem I now covet. 

Cartier’s La Panthere. 

I was so surprised to find myself enjoying a perfume I thought was for older ladies. ๐Ÿ˜€ Oh, well, I’m the first to admit I’m prejudiced. 

Anyway, I hope to do a review sometime in the near future. So far, I can only say that after reading the notes, I am no longer surprised I fell for it. There is gardenia hidden in its heart. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

And to leave you now with typical Smokvica sights:

Vacation, part 2 – Rovinj

It took much longer than I expected to get this post published. Ever since I got back from vacation, life was hectic and time to spare wasn’t to be found anywhere.ย Rovinj is beautiful. I kept taking photos from every possible side (they are not all here). ๐Ÿ™‚

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View from the St. Euphemia church

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Steps in St. Euphemia church if you decide to climb the bell tower

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The bell tower

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How small streets end in Rovinj, straight in the sea

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At the beach (=rocks around the town)

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Walking around (the view)

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Sunset

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Houses of Rovinj

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One of the many pics of Rovinj I took

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One from a boat

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How it looks from the island of St. Catherine

Vacation time!

I feel really bad for neglecting my blog and the only thing I can post at the moment are some pics from vacation.
Some from Senj, some from Smokvica and hopefully more to follow after visits to some other places. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Senj at night

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Senj at night

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Selfie at the beach ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Sorry for the finger! Fortress Nehaj

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View from Nehaj

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Nehaj in the background

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Smokvica

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Beach selfie

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Smokvica today

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