As an update to February’s blog post about the author James Joyce and his time in Pula, I’m so happy to announce that I finally had the opportunity to have a coffee with him. Okay, it was a mineral water—my favorite!—and not a coffee. And the James Joyce I’m referring to is a statue… but still! This is a girl’s dream come true. If you’re me, of course.
I didn’t have to push any tourists out of the way, or lurk around for the spot to open up. All those years of passing by James Joyce and seeing other people enjoying their time with him. Well, those years are OVER. Because on this particular beautiful afternoon in Pula, my brother and I casually sauntered by Caffe Uliks, and—oh, yes—the spot was open. Not a soul in sight. And then we posed for a million pictures. Cheers to James Joyce!