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Sunday, 26 November 2017

Day 11-12 Korcula

Our Ferry ride from Miljet to Korcula was short and pleasant.

When we arrived Monica was able to navigate us by foot to the Hotel Fabris. It is well situated in the centre of town with many restaurants, shops and just a very short walk into the old town.  The staff were friendly and once again carried our bags up the two flights to our room. Our room was absolutely the smallest we have ever had in all our travels. It was decorated nicely, but there hardly enough room to open one suitcase, let alone two. The bathroom was also small, but the narrow balcony was fun to sit on and listen to the music coming from a local bar. We heard an Irish singer performing American music both nights.

The biggest nearby attraction is the old town. It looks like roman empire villages and palaces that we saw in Split and in Italy. It was fun to walk around, look in the shops and an occasional peek into a museum.  Our first evening we found a small restaurant in a narrow laneway and we were seated down a narrow lane. The food was excellent and of course was mainly fish. We struck up a conversation with a young german couple and shared travel stories.

Breakfast the next morning at our hotel was the usual fare with fresh eggs and bacon prepared to order. We chatted a bit with the owner who was raised in South Africa by Croatian parents. He was very helpful, shared many stories and was clearly looking forward to closing the hotel for the season one day after we left. He will spend the winter making wine and pressing olives. After breakfast we explored the town some more.

That night we wandered for a long time before setting in to the Filippi restaurant ( We had an outdoor table overlooking the Adriatic. Our waiter was also the restaurant manager and he gave us amazing service. When he learned about our deep interests in wine and also our connection with the "Bornstein Vinoteka" in Zagreb he took a lot of time helping us to select a very good wine for dinner. When we just about finished our meal he appeared with another unopened bottle of very fine wine and gave it to us as a present. We were astonished. No restaurant has ever provided us such a generous gift. We hope he has a wonderful winter rest. We brought his gift home with us and are saving it for a special occasion.

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