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Travel Blogs from Novigrad
My bus from Ljubljana to Trieste was an early morning one.
There are only a few each day, and I was also surprised to find there are no
trains on the route. It’s been very surprising to me how I’ve had to rely on
buses for almost all my travel in the countries of former Yugoslavia. The ride
between the two cities takes only a little over an hour, the last part of which
is a steep and scenic descent into the seaside city from ...
... largest cavern rooms in the world too,
but there’s nothing like the rises and descents into the underground canyon and
walk across a bridge 50 meters/165 feet above an underground river. Fortunately
they broke the massive crowd into five groups on the basis of language and
segregated the Chinese tour bus groups into a separate tour of their own.
For my first night in Slovenia I stayed at a Sobe in an old
farmhouse recommended in my Rick ...
... some kinds of oak trees have a unique and potent flavor. It only takes a little infused oil or a few shavings in a dish or on top of one to infuse it with a strong truffle flavor. I think what appeals to people most, though, is the rarity of truffles and their high price which make them an exclusive luxury food. They say "When in Rome…….." so I made it a point to try a few truffle dishes, but I have to say they’re not something I can’t live without. ...
Slovenia has only 16 miles of coastline, not much compared to Croatia's thousands of miles of coast when you include all of its islands and peninsulas. The short stretch is quite developed with an industrial port city (Koper), a swank resort (Portoroz), and a few other old towns. The one real attraction, though, is Piran, a beautiful old town on a peninsula similar to Porec and Rovinj in Croatian Istria but ...
At 9 am sharp, our guide, Goran arrived and we set off for a tour of Rovinj where the signs are all in both Croatian and Italian because of the dominance of the Venician Empire on this part of Croatia. Both languages are required in school which makes it very easy for us Americans. Goran was a walking history book and we learned the entire history and development from beginning to the present. It felt ...