Istria hill towns

More Of The Interior Hill Towns Of Istria, Croatia — Small, Languid, Some Partially Or Totally Abandoned, And All Yours For The Taking, Part 2

Everything seems to be only five or ten kilometers apart in Istria.  All day, when I looked at my next destination on the map, it always seemed to be about ten clicks away, as the bird flies.  Driving, however, wasn’t much harder.  In the northern part of Croatia’s Istria peninsula, one could hop to a…

Istria Croatia hill towns

The Interior Hill Towns Of Istria, Croatia — Small, Languid, Some Partially Or Totally Abandoned, And All Yours For The Taking. Part 1

I drove into the one main turning circle in the tiny town of Svetvinčenat, in the Istria Peninsula in the very northern part of coastal Croatia.  The rental car’s GPS was spouting instructions about turning left, right, or perhaps upward, quickly, but I could tell I was as central as one could be here, and…

Croatia wine tasting

Wine Tasting in Croatia’s Istria Peninsula

Ah, Wine…..   Almost every place around the Mediterranean has been making wine for eons.  We should remember this.  European wine tends to bring to mind places like France, Italy, Spain, Germany, but of course places like Bulgaria, Slovenia, Turkey, and Tunisia have been at it as well.  Croatia, particularly the Istria peninsula, is a…