Mali Brijun Island and K.U.K. Fortress Brioni Minor

KuK Marine in Pula in early 1900sBrioni Minor fortress on Mali Brijun Island

A quick tour of Brijuni National Park

Last week we were in Istria exploring possibilities for some new tours due to increase in bookings we have for this truly magical part of the country. One of the places I wanted to visit was the Brijuni National Park. Last time I was there was in elementary school some 30 years ago 🙂 Many things have…

Ley lines in Croatia – Secret Dalmatia

I have been fascinated by mysteries and hidden, sacred knowledge ever since I first read “Holly Blood, Holly Grail” back in 8th grade and then continuing reading the sequels which elaborated more on the sacred architecture and sacred geometry. In other words, on connecting specific places on the maps of Europe, World…and finding shapes, straight…

Historical and Maritime Museum of Istria

I love maritime museums. A year ago I was in Pula and had some time on my own so I decided to visit their maritime museum. Pula was the most important military naval base of Austro-Hungary and that is my favorite part of naval history: late 19th century and WWI. Since 1961,  founded as the…

Best Restaurants in Croatia – Plavi podrum in Volsko, Opatija

Although I am mostly oriented towards Dalmatia and bringing travelers to  Zadar and south, I also try to push them to other beautiful and exceptional places in the country. Of course, great food is a must for every serious traveler as they rely on my recommendations. One of the places I have been recommending for…

Euphrasian basilica in Poreč, Istria

It has been a while since I first visited Euphrasian Basilica in Porec – back in 1987 while we took a field trip to Istria. Located in lovely Porec town, it is one of the most exceptional monuments for early Christian architecture and art in Europe and listed with UNESCO as a World Heritage Site….

Fresco painting in Istria

I still have some nice stories from Istria to share… One of them is the story of wonderful fresco painting workshops  in charming Roč town. Thanks to my Istrian partner Zdenka, of Istriana Travel, we are adding this great program to our list of private tours in Croatia. And we had to check it in…

Vinistra 2011

As always, Vinistra is a special event that should not be missed if you have any interest in great wines and food. Since I expect more elaborate reviews of wines and oils from my blogging friends, I will give just an overview of this year’s event. Vinistra was held again at Žatika sports hall in…

Grbac sparkling wine

Istria does not stop to surprise! Thanky to my friend, business partner and guide – Zdenka of Istriana Travel – I visited one of the most interesting traditional wine cellars in the country. Not only it is traditional but it is a wine cellar that produces only sparking wine using only the traditional method. The…