Hotel Ristorante Al Lido
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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 ...
... all Habsburg Territory and there was little notion of
Slovenia four centuries ago. I lucked out in being there on Sunday, the only
day of the week during October when there is an afternoon performance, just a
few Euros in addition to the hour long tour of the stud farm, barns, and its museum,
with the opportunity to get up close and personal with some real live
The hour-long show was a good one and much less crowded or
When I mentioned to some Croatians at my hostel in Zagreb that I was going to Istria, they said to go inland to the hill towns, that the coast isn't that nice compared to the islands and peninsulas farther south around Dubrovnik. Well, I went to a few coastal towns anyway, and they are quite nice, but I’d agree that Istria’s highlight is in its interior hills. Istria claims to be the Croatian Tuscany, and although that might be a bit of a stretch the hills and ...
... 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 ...
... we have been, from the home made pasta with wild asparagus in the small village of Sovinjak to the farm dinner this evening that was 100% grown on site, even the brandy sipping desert beverage. We have walked and photographed several city walls on this trip. We have walked the great Chinese wall outside of Beijing, China. I wish our political candidates would travel to these ...