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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 ...
... a room to myself for the price of a bunk, I was the only one
staying in the whole hostel without any staff present.
I picked Restauracija Kotlar for dinner because getting
there involved the shortest period of drenching and found another great
reasonably priced meal with incredibly friendly service. I went for a standard
mixed grill platter and salad, but the real star of the meal was the Kobaridska
Struklji. What are struklji? Well, a kind ...
... eating only a miniscule amount of them, I kept tasting them through the rest of the night and into the following morning. Strange stuff!
My main truffle meal was at one of the many restaurants in Motovun, an artist colony that is the most famous of Istria’s hill towns. I decided to splurge on three truffle dishes – canapes with white truffles, wild asparagus soup with black truffles, and tagliatelle with cream and black truffles, the truffles of ...
... and more appealing because of its harbor, large central square, city walls on its land side, and a church complex on the hill above town. The Parish Church of Saint George is especially well endowed with works of art, including a statue of crucified Christ that’s considered one of the most important works of Slovenian medieval art.
Like Croatian Istria, Piran and the rest of Slovenian’s ...
... the B & B is within five minutes of the bridge. This will be a nice change of pace for as we depend on trains and cabs from here on. Some final thoughts on our road trip to Slovenia, Bosnia and Croatia. The people have been so friendly and outgoing toward us. They are building their economy around tourism and I think it is working for them. The food has been fabulous for ...