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our destination I have chosen the island of Krk in the Adriatic Sea, Croatia,
because I have already been there few years ago and I tooth it would be
appropriate to take my friend there and show here all the beauties this island
has to offer.
is a popular tourist destination, because of its location and proximity to
Slovenia, southern Germany, Austria ...
The Twin Gates and the Arch of Sergian have been integrated into the rest of the city. It's amazing to see everyone walking beneath them as if they were just another part of the city, not relics some 2,000 years old. You can still make out the details of the friezes which adorn them. It is like being on a Hollywood movie set.
After seeing the Temple of Augustus we found a ...
... appropriate sticker on the car to enable us to drive on Slovenian freeways (a vignette). "Oh well," I thought, "I suppose we'll just have to buy one." Nope. No such luck. We were being fined. And not just any fine. An on-the-spot fine of 150 euros!!!!! If we refused to pay the fine then our car could be confiscated for a period of up to 6 months, and then we would be liable for a 300 euro fine!! Welcome to Slovenia. Have a bloody nice day!!
... it to the home/business where we were going to hunt truffles.
For some background, a truffle is basically a very expensive mushroom that grows underground. It has a rich distinctive taste and can be very expensive, up to 1000 Euro for a large truffle for certain varieties in the Istria region of Croatia that we visited. The reason they are hunted instead of gathered is that they can only be found by smell since no part of can be seen above ...
... clinging to the top of a light cream sauce over the fuzi. It was melt-in-your-mouth smooth, leaving a mildly sweet flavor behind.
Our opinion about whether the truffle fuss is worth the high prices and media attention? Yes, maybe. Like fine art and wine, it’s all in the eyes or mouth of the individual.
The next morning dawned with typical thick fog in the valley and nearby towns peering above the clouds. At breakfast (perfectly scrambled eggs ...