17 Oct Pag by Night
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After dinner we went for a walk and while Pag was deserted in the afternoon it was alive now.
In the evening this little town is very busy and it seems that everyone and his friend is out to enjoy life. The kids are playing, their parents are chatting with neighbours and friends and it is obvious that there are not a lot of tourists left. The locals got their town back at least until next summer.
But of course this town lives mainly from tourism. You can tell from the shops and also when you look at the restaurants. And it’s easy to see why Pag is so attractive. It looks like an open air museum or a film set.
In the year 1510 the plague raged through Pag and the city was burned down and rebuilt nearby. That may sound like the people took extreme measures but in the 14th century the plague killed 25 million people in Europe which at that time was one third of the population. Quarantine was developed back then. The sailors were not allowed to go on land for 40 days to avoid that the bring the plague to town. The sailors remained on board but the rats used the ropes that tied the ship to go on land. And with those rats the
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