Epic European Cycle : 2015-09-12 : Rijeka to Preluk via Opatija

Type Name Description Service Provider Cost Kms To Date Total Notes Actions
Cycle Rijeka to Preluk via Opatija $0.00 0.00 0.00 Day 65: 17km: Total 2809km
Type Name Service Provider Confirmation Location Cost Notes Actions
Camp Camping Preluk $33.00

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My favorite thing about this trip has been that everyone is just so darned happy we showed up. It reminds me of this scene from Austin Powers:
Hey, there you are!

The flags on our bikes have really facilitated that - so many people have stopped to greet us, and to ask if we really came from Canada to cycle here. In most of my vacation experiences, people have been nice, but they really don't give a rip that we're there. I've heard of people going places and getting a "cool" reception or worse. This trip has just been so great for people being happy to see us.
We rode from Rijeka to the first campsite out of town today. It was a short trip, only 10km or so. We were going to go for an out-and-back ride, but after pondering the hills around, and the elevation profiles from our map, we decided to go into Opatija, which is just down the road. OMG is it ever touristy! It is a resort town that is just crawling with tourists. I'm already missing the laid-back quiet community feel of the inland areas we visited.