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Old 29th September 2010, 12:56   #256
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Default A walk through Rab Town

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Did you mean "47 burning violins" ?
Lol yeah. I think I lost 5 violins along the way.

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We're not sure what to expect from this town. But no matter what we expected, we didn't expect the town to be so quaint and beautiful.

This is one of the cutest towns we've seen in our lives!


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As we climb the steps into the town I turn again to see the sea. Stunning.

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It's so CUUUTEEE! What a pretty little town!!

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As we walk up to the inner bay (do you see the taxi in the photo above??) we start getting hungry.

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Past the cafes and the inner streets until we find ourselves a nice place to sit, each some brunch and take in the atmosphere of the town.

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This looks perfect!

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Taxi? What taxi? The closest I see to a taxi is something that looks like a yellow board on the other side of the water. Is that the taxi?
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Taxi? What taxi? The closest I see to a taxi is something that looks like a yellow board on the other side of the water. Is that the taxi?
Look at the photo of the boats. There is one boat with the word taxi on it I guess you can use the boats to move from one part of the island to another on them ?
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Taxi? What taxi? The closest I see to a taxi is something that looks like a yellow board on the other side of the water. Is that the taxi?
That's right. The yellow board you see in the picture is a taxi. I also see another taxi in another picture "Mario Taxi".

@Sam Kapasi: Why do people use those taxis? I mean just for joy rides or???
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Taxi? What taxi? The closest I see to a taxi is something that looks like a yellow board on the other side of the water. Is that the taxi?
Allow me to show you.

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Plitvička jezera pics are just awsome.. i cannot imagine that there exists such places on earth.
Phew i was just out of the world while seeing these pics..
Brilliant place and many thanks for sharing the pics

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Sam... I see some sand in one of those wonderful pictures!

I'm wondering about how few people are about. Is the tourist season over there?
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We're staying in the area of Palit - we decide to take a look at the medieval town of Rab.
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What was real funny was to see people wear these at the naturist beaches. But that is material for another story.
I always get confused about the maturity of society in eastern europe. So this is where medieval meets modern!
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Sam... I see some sand in one of those wonderful pictures!

I'm wondering about how few people are about. Is the tourist season over there?
Yes, there were little banks of sand, just a few meters of sand and then it was over. Too few and far between.

It was the end of the tourist season, but sure there were tourists. But as I have mentioned before, a lot of German-speaking tourists.
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Rab is a town with a lot of culture and art, as is apparent from every little nook and cranny we explore.

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And as we spend a quiet moment staring at the shades of blue and green, I realize that I have lost all track of day, date and time.

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Wow! Those by-lanes remind me of old Nice!
Except that they were full of people!

And the old line of houses look like Malta.
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Hey Sam, I am completely hooked to your travelogue. Unarguably, it is the most scenic travelogue on TBhp till now.

You are indeed lucky to have traveled to such marvelous places. Look forward to further updates on the travelogue.

And last but not the least, all the best wishes to you and Jenny for a very happy and wonderful married life.
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As we walk though the various parts of town (all the various gallis, called ulicas) I see the old bell tower.

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Come on!
No I don't want to.

Jenny is not very good with heights and yet I manage to cajole her into climbing up a good way. The tower is next to the sea and climbing higher offers a spectacular view of the coastline.

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Of course, climbing up on this staircase is not for the faint of heart, that is for sure.
As we climb further, she stops.

No. No more. I'll wait here.
Come, I'll hold you.

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NO!

OK, I know that tone. I go up to the peak on my own, through the littlest of entrances where one has to climb, them crawl. How will I ever get down?

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But that is for a later moment. At this moment, I am at the highest point in Rab with a 360 degree view of this numbingly beautiful place.

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As I look around I again nod to myself. The world has some beautiful places indeed. I want to see them all with Jenny.

Well, at least the ones that are not so dangerously high, lol.

I take a photo of myself.

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I was here.


Time to continue exploring.
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Do I see shades of white beard there? The Yeti is getting old? lol

Keep the numbing pics coming
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Wow! Those by-lanes remind me of old Nice!
Except that they were full of people!

And the old line of houses look like Malta.
I think they are more like Eze near Nice on the road towards Monaco.

@Sam
Awesome pictures. Like most of us hooked to this travelogue , I am spellbound. Rab seems to be an untouched town by the touristy folk. Keep the beautiful pictures coming.
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We walk around, we fool around, we're relaxed and ever so happy.

But first, amongst the ruins of Rab, a bollywood dance.

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Now that we have finished our filmy desires, we sit on the stone parapet and stare down at the sea. It's like our eyes cannot get enough of this beauty.

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A little stone alley town, with artist studios and little restaurants everywhere.

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Soon after lunch, we head off to a secluded beach to soak in the sun and swim in the clear water.

However, you can forget about more photos from hereon, lol.

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