Grand Hotel Portoroz
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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 ...
... that appears to be unique
to Slovenia. They come in various forms and are often a kind of savory pinwheel
of pasta dough or buckwheat pasta dough with a cottage cheese filling and
breadcrumb and butter topping. These, though, were a dessert version, more like
giant pot stickers stuffed with a walnut filling and topped with brown sugar
and butter. They do great desserts in Slovenia, and are generous with the
digestifs too. I was given not just a ...
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 ...
... 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 ...