Traditional wine growing in Croatia

This post is long-overdue as these photos have been taken last May. I was so lucky to ran into these people in the fields as they were plowing their vineyard. As you can see on the photos, a man and a woman are plowing there are small vineyard with the horse. This scene is so…

Hiking in Croatia – Manojlovac waterfalls

Numerous trails are getting forgotten and abandoned as people move in to the cities. More and more villages are left only to the old people and will slowly got hidden in bushes – draču i koprivu. One of those trails is the historic trail to Manojlovac waterfall on the upper flow of Krka River. Hidden…

Cats of Dalmatia

There is a parallel, almost perfectly silent world existing in every Dalmatian town. It is the world of cats. Despite the popular Dalmatian dog, Dalmatia has always been the land of cats. You simply cannot imagine a Dalmatian town or village without cats scratching their sides of the ancient walls, moving between legs of tourists…

Dalmatia Wine Expo 2010

First Dalmatia Wine Expo is not something I would miss! As the wine story of Dalmatia (and Croatia) grows and gets more and more great international publicity, attending events like this one is an absolute must. So, after we visited Vinistra last month, it was time to see what Dalmatia had to offer. This first…

Best Restaurants in Croatia – Le Mandrac

Ok, this time this IS the best restaurant in Croatia by many! We had a rare opportunity to stop by in picturesque Volosko on our way south from Istria and I would highly recommend it to all! Not only for spectacular food but also for great setting as Volosko is part of beautiful Opatija. As…

“Dalmatia, weary of history…”

This post is not really on travel but more on our history and troubled past in the 19th century. I was always sad to see people whose ancestors had to leave their homeland and go across the oceans in search of better life probably never returning… Why was that happening? Too many reasons. Recently I…

Best Restaurants in Croatia – Monte, Rovinj

Last weekend we were in Rovinj inspecting hotels and restaurants and what kind of inspection would that be without including Monte restaurant? This place definitely needs more publicity although the folks who look for great culinary experiences know of it for a while now! Located just bellow the Rovinj’s church of Sv. Eufemia, this place…

Ghosts of Dvigrad

One of the places that was on my list of “must visit” for (too) long was Dvigrad in Istria. Finally, this morning, leaving Rovinj, I drove straight there. Visible from the highway high above the deep valley, Dvigrad is short drive from the turn to Rovinj. Actually, you look for signs to Kanfanar and then,…