tldr; How challenging/stressful would it be for an English-Speaking American to drive from Pula (or Rijeka) to Split?
I'm an American who speaks English, some Spanish and minimal Italian. I love driving and moved to a major city a while ago, so I don't often get the opportunity to. I can drive manual, although it's been a couple years since I did with any regularity.
The prospect of driving from Pula to Split definitely appeals to me, but it's not a short drive and I'll be by myself as a non-Croatian speaker (sidenote; any reccommendations for learning basic Croatian? DuoLingo's my go-to and doesn't offer it).
Will this be overwhelming? Even if it's not overwhelming, are the specific traffic/road idiosyncrasies I should know about?
Again keep in mind, I like driving generally. But I don't think anyone likes not knowing if they're going the wrong way on a one way or anything like that haha.
(Larger question if anyone has any tips -- I bring this up because I'm trying to get from Venice to Split which is proving more complicated than expected. Current plan is Venice to Pula ferry, rent a car, drive Pula to Split. I was fully on board for that until I saw the ferry costs $100 and doesn't touchdown in Pula til 8 at night, so if anyone knows any better options I'm happy to hear them)