Monday, April 19, 2010

This Day in History v.9

Thank you Haleigh for pointing our location out

Two years ago I went to Pula, Croatia with Chris, Maura, and Haleigh. You can't beat a $40 flight to another country! We spent a beautiful long weekend living in paradise. At the time Pula was not on the Euro so we had a fun time making it rain with Kuna, the official currency of the country.

While we couldn't actually lay out on the beach, (who knew all the beaches there were rocky? Stubbely rock daggers stabbing you in the back are not fun!) we did enjoy lots of fun in the sun! We even stuck our hands in the Adriatic Sea but it was way too cold in April to get in. Chris and I got sunburned pretty badly...suprise, suprise there, but we all enjoyed lots of drinking out on our deck. You really couldn't have asked for a better hostel! We had no idea when we booked it that it was simply someone's upstairs in her villa. She picked us up from the airport, gave us a few suggestions, and sent us on our merry way. I think the best part of this vacation was that no one in Croatia really spoke English and it was very funny to use chirades to get your point across. It actually felt like we were on a true vacation :)

Our hostel that we stayed at...yes, this is a hostel!

Kuna Kuna, Kuna, it was like play money! I spent 69p for a 6 pack of beer....its like 69 cents for a 6 pack! holy cow!

Group shot on our patio

Putting our hands in the Adriatic Sea

Playing on some old cannons.

Everyone likes to play with weird art/statues.

A restaurant we stopped at for dinner. No one spoke English so we just pointed to something and hoped for the best!

The harbor with lots of boats. Beautiful sight.

Me on the rocks. Like a fine drink!

Ahhhh what a vacation! This is the life :)

We found the 6th largest ampitheater. This is one of the best preserved amphitheatres from antiquity and is still in use today during summer film festivals.


Still hard to believe that these buildings and artifacts have been around for ages!

Me feeling teeny tiny in front of a biiiiiig building! This is the Temple of Augustus, a well-preserved Roman temple. It was dedicated to the first Roman emperor, Augustus, and was probably built during the emperor's lifetime at some point between 2 BC and his death in AD 14.

This is the Arch of the Sergii. The arch commemorates three brothers of the Sergii family, specifically Lucius Sergius Lepidus, a tribune serving in the twenty-ninth legion that participated in the Battle of Actium and disbanded in 27 BC. The arch stood behind the original naval gate of the early Roman colony. The Sergii were a powerful family of officials in the colony and retained their power for centuries.

Rrrrrraaaaawwwwww I'm going to eat you! No, not really but it made a good photo op.

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