Izola (Italian Isola) is a lovely seaside resort close to Koper. It's our second biggest coastal town by population, but the size is very small. It has a lovely small historic part and the name comes from Italian for "Island". The center used to be on an island in the past (same like Koper). More about the town in my next post. Let me show you how we discovered the beach in Izola, which locals call "Na Svetilniku" (Near the lighthouse):
The water reminded me of Kenting, Taiwan's famous seaside resort, but the water near Izola is not as blue and not as clean, but still much cleaner than it's usually said here. Our small (47km) long coast doesn't have a good reputation, while everybody's praising Croatia's beaches. I can say that during our short visit of the Slovenian coast, the water was clean and clear.
My girlfriend was so excited to see the beach and thought it's awesome. She wanted to bath as well, but prior to her trip, she said she won't swim here, because she doesn't want to get tanned. You know, East Asian girls generally don't like to get tanned (that's why she carried an umbrella during most of our Slovenia trip).
I bought this white umbrella for her to protect her from sun and rain, but guess what? We lost it, when I sent her back to the airport in Vienna when we switched trains. I was so reckless. And it's such a pity, it was a great umbrella and so hard to find a white one. Well, now we only have memories of "her" and a lot of photos. Looks like the fate of this umbrella was to protect my girl during her Eurotrip :)
You can take a Taiwanese out of Taiwan, but you can't take Taiwan out of a Taiwanese!
My rating of the beach of Izola:
Great place for photos ✰✰✰✰✰
Well preserved and clean ✰✰✰✰✰
Toilets, parking, souvenirs ✰✰✰✰✰
Friendly to tourists ✰✰✰✰✰
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