Life's hard for a travelling bear,
but great when it at last retires, having a loving little mother like Beli in the new world.
(Hope it does not drink or smoke thát much anymore).
I, on the other hand, do still smoke and drink, and so is most of Croatia,
still a drinking, smoking country.
Cigarets are fairly cheap here (and even cheaper on the other side of the border in BiH),
and drinking a little "something" is as common as tea (with milk) to an Englishman.
The morning starts of with a small strong home made travarica (herbs) or orahovic(wallnut),
where we Dutch are used to drink our coffee.
On various moments during the day cold beer or wine are usual (not to me, hell no),
most normal at lunchtime, and after a warm heavy day working in the fields, some more will follow.
To me, thát is the moment to share in the pleasure, as during the day I just smoke a few (or more).
But in the evening, when cooking, eating or after it, I do drink a glass (or more).
For those who don't know how to keep their throat wet during sunny summers:
- many good beers are available in Croatia, even import beers like famous Dutch Heineken.
(tip from a Dutchman: use Heineken to clean your glass, thán poor in a true beer).
- wines, red or white there are more than "flies on a horses' droppings",
from a stunning variety of grapes, soils and micro climates.
- a variety of excellent waters, from Jamnica to Radenska, all very tasty !
and of course:
- CC, P, and many other international softdrink giants called .....cola.