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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 ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...