As we arrived the weather was very good, 30 degrees and a blue sky. The hotel was very nice, we had a room with ocean view. After unpacking, we went down to the beach and had a really cool day in the cristal clear water. Back in the hotel we took a look at the weather for the next days, and we were very disappointed. Rain and 20 degrees! So in the next days instead of lying at the beach we were sightseeing in some cities near Porec. There is a lot of beautiful old architecture in Croatia. When it was raining we chilled at the hotel.
We just had bad luck. Normally you have a sun guarantee in Croatia. But you can*t buy good weather :-(
After six days in Poreč we had to go back home. We started in the morning, our destination was Chiemsee in Germany. We booked a idyllic hotel near the highway for the night. I had planned to drive through Slovenia and Austria, but our navigation has decided to make a detour through Italy. I think it was the right decision, because we had not much traffic. After hours of driving, we had a big traffic jam 50 kilometers before our destination. After nine hours of driving we were very lucky to get in our hotel, take a shower and some good Bavarian food and beer :-)
On the next day, we left the hotel straight after breakfast.We had to drive the last 700KM. The whole route was on german highway so it was quite boring after a while. For such cases, we had bought us an audiobook. You should only make sure that it is a thrilling one, so you do not fall asleep while driving ;-) After a few breaks we arrived at home by 18 o'clock.
After 3609 kilometers we were tired and exhausted, but happy that everything has gone well.
Before the trip I had doubts. Should I really drive 3600KM in a small city car? Would the Panda make a long journey without any problems? Or should I take the Audi A4 station wagon from my parents?
Now, after I made it, I'm glad I did it with the Panda. I had the Panda well prepared, and I had not a single problem. It was partly hard and uncomfortable, but it was a great adventure!
|Look what we have here :-)|
|Another german 100HP on the italian highway.|
|Average fuel consumption after the whole trip was 6,5L.|
|Finally we arrived at our hotel in Porec, the "Valamar Zagreb"|
|The weather sucked.|
|I just had to take a picture with it. One of my favorite cars, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 9.|
|Maybe one day I have enough money for this beast.|
|A rainy day in Croatia.|
|The view from our beach at the old town of Porec.|
|Porec has a beautiful old town. Unfortunately, the yacht is not mine ;-)|
|A beautifully restored Citroen Cv2|
|Amphittheater of Pula. Looks a little bit like Rome :-)|
|A stop in Austria, on our way back home.|
|Our hotel for the last night, near the Chiemsee in Bavaria, Germany.|
Seven o'clock in the morning, time for the last 700 km back home.