Grand Hotel Metropol
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... tourists aren’t so thick on the ground and restaurants cater more to
locals. In those places I had some very good regional cuisine. I ate two
restaurant meals in Trieste and both of them were delicious. Italians know how
to do pizza, pasta, and other Italian food well. Much of the pizza and pasta I
had in the Balkans, especially Croatia, was quite poor, but in Italy they know
how to serve their pasta al dente and their pizza thin and crisp.
... 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 ...
... Zavrsje, Groznjan, and Buje, nestled between the oak forests, vineyards and olive groves, some significant towns while others nearly abandoned. Hey, if you want a fixer-upper second home in a pretty place somewhere in Mediterranean Europe, I think I know the place for you! Zavrsje is the closest thing I encountered in the area to a depopulated village with lots of crumbling stone houses. I’m sure property is inexpensive compared to similar places in Italy, Spain, or southern ...
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 ...