We travelled through the mountains to get to Opatija, which is located on the sea. We saw the first snow as we travelled through the mountains today. There will be more waiting for us next week when we arrive in Bled, Slovenia.
We haven't had a chance to explore Opatija yet. There is a 7 mile boardwalk in front of our seaside hotel. I plan to walk as much of this as possible - rain or not!
Our hotel The Grand - is beautiful. It is in the Venetian style and quite lovely. Thus far, the rooms in all of our hotels have been quite spacious - so different from what we're accustomed to while traveling in Europe.