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... in the “Sound
of Music” would have been based, although I’m a little unclear on quite how he
would have fit into history. While Trieste was part of the Habsburg Empire
before 1918, it was transferred to Italy after WWI, at which point the small
modern nation of Austria in its current borders became landlocked. Oh well,
fiction doesn’t need to be historically accurate.
I quickly dropped my bag off at my hotel and ...
... s guide in the village of Skocjan that
was in walking distance of the park entrance. It was a lovely room in a big old
house where the very friendly host cooked dinner for the people staying in his
four guest rooms and served and included breakfast outside on the patio. Like
elsewhere I find in Slovenia, the property was spotlessly clean and good value,
the food all exquisite, and the hospitality exceptional.
The day turned out to be a rainy ...
... the star of a somewhat more expensive dinner than I usually allow myself. So what’s the difference between a white truffle and a black truffle? Well, definitely price and supposedly taste. White truffles are rarer, far more expensive, and are thus supposedly better. I did not detect much difference but think the white truffles have a somewhat milder, more subtle flavor while that of the black truffles is especially powerful.
Rather than staying in ...
... largely Italian culturally but part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the end of WWI, then part of Italy through WWII, and then part of Yugoslavia until its breakup in the early 1990s. Most of the Italian population left the region after WWII, but from the sound of things the Austrians and Italians have all returned as tourists. And I can see why. Of all the coastal Istrian towns I saw I found Piran to be the ...
... walked ever inch of the windy lime cobblestone streets from the waterfront to the cathedral at the top of the original old city We returned and met our driver who took Goran and us to Pula for a toor of the coliseum there and more history of Croatia. Lunch and wine tasting at Villa Meneghetti in Bale Pick up of paintings we bought earlier Return to Rovinj and dinner at Kantinon Early to be for our wake up ...