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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 ...
... mountain herb.
I couldn’t help noticing the reaction to the herbal
concoction by the Welsh father and son team finishing their meal at the next
table over. I got to chatting with them about travel, snowboarding/skiing, and
the property they were searching for in the area to be a second home. I ran
into them again sitting at a table under a large umbrella in the rain outside
the bar next door having some beers. They invited me to join ...
... I first heard about Istria when I was in high school and watched a few cooking shows by New York celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich, an ethnic Italian from Istria who showcased the food of the region in her first New York restaurant Felidia. I ordered her cookbook by mail (or got my parents to do it for me) and prepared some of her Istrian dishes. The most elaborate of those in her book, though, is Cima alla Genovese, stuffed boiled veal breast, is one I have yet to try ...
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 ...
... 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 ...