How to cycle through Croatia painlessly.
– In Istria everybody speaks Italian, so it’s easy to communicate (if you speak Italian, that is).
– If you speak Polish, you won’t have problems either.
– Croats are very hospitable.
– On the coast there are lots of fruit and vegetable stalls, but inland no.
– Apart from the coast shops are only in bigger villages/towns. It’s not that easy to find ATMs either.
– You can meet an occasional dog on the loose in the villages but no bad memories for us.
– It’s worth to try local products (cheese, milk, alcohol, fruit and vegetables ecc.)
– On local roads (away from the coast!) there is very little traffic as everybody speeds on highways.
Dobar dan – Good morning
Hvala – Thank you
Lijepo – Nice
Do videnja- Goodbye
Trgovina, butiga- Shop
Ravno – Straight
Ljevo – Left
Desno – Right
Cesta – Road
Autoput – Highway
Kruh – Bread
Šator – Tent
Note for asking to stay for the night:
Mi smo dvije djevojke iz Poljske. Putujemo biciklama do Istambula. Budite ljubazni, dali bi mogle prespavati jednu noć u Vašem dvorištu, imamo svoj šator.
We are two girls from Poland. We’re cycling to Istambul. Could we sleep in Your garden for one night? We’ve got our own tent.
Thanks a lot