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Enjoy Istrian Tastes in Roc

Croatian food expert Radovan Marcic is in the constant search for great local restaurants. This time, his travels brought him...
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Track the Making of Medieval Fort Replica

What does it take to make a replica of an old fort? Veseljko and Silia Otocan might know that more...
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Big Picture: Indigenous cattle

Considered the oldest cattle species in Europe, the white and grey horned Boskarin is indigenous to Istria. This symbol of...
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Porec – an introduction

Claim to fame: the Ephrasian Basilica Best photo op: from the top of the round tower Plan for: Giostria, a...
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Big Picture: Batana ride in Rovinj

Against Rovinj’s characteristic skyline, visitors to the scenic Istrian town enjoy a ride around the harbor in batanas, Rovinj’s traditional...
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Croatia’s dry stone walls demystified

If you’ve ever driven through coastal Croatia, you might have noticed stone walls hugging hills and divvying up the countryside,...
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6 great locations for day trips near Pula

So, you’ve come to Pula. You’ve visited the ancient amphitheater, explored the town’s defence grid, raised your glass to James...
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Photo of the day: on a stoll through Zminj

15 km south of Pazin, in the heart of Istria, is Zminj. Lush greenery surrounds traditional Istrian architecture in this...
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The hellish pit of Pazin

At first, Pazin, the administrative center of Istria, may look nothing more than a typical Croatian mainland town. Yet with closer...
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Big Picture: The abandoned village of Bencici

In Istria lies the abandoned village of Bencici where the only sounds you’ll hear are the occasional zroom of cars,...
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Acting in Croatia: Jadranka Dokic from Pula

Jadranka Dokic is one of the most recognizable faces in Croatian movies, despite the broad set of different characters she...
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Big Picture: Pula Arena

Pula, a coastal Istrian town, is most famous for its Roman Arena. Built between 27 BC – 68 AD, the Arena is...


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Big Picture: Cyclists in Porec

Porec, an Istrian town mentioned as far back as the 6th and 4th centuries BC by ancient Greek historians and...
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Big Picture: Paragliding in Buzet

Buzet, a Central Istrian town, is filled with events to attend and participate in from hill climb car races to truffle...
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Dijana Vidusin – Medulin’s favorite actress

Dijana Vidusin is a quite known face among those in the world of Croatian actresses. Elegant and charming by nature...
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Big Picture: Medieval Motovun

Motovun, a small walled medieval town in Central Istria, is one of Croatia’s most picturesque areas. Frequently photographed from afar...
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Big Picture: Kingdom of Festini

Kingdom of Festini is the name of a cave found in the Central Istrain town of Zminj. Legend has it...
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Big Picture: Portic Bay

Cape Kamenjak, a protected coastal zone in the southernmost part of the Istrian peninsula, was previously named one of the...
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Big Picture: Taking a dip in Pula

Still dreaming of summer – this time, of swimming through the waves at Verudela Beach near Pula in Istria.  
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Big Picture: Pula Arena cowboys

No, this group of riders isn’t a typical sight in Istria. And they didn’t gallop out of the American West,...
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Visit the smallest town in the world – Hum

Mark has over the past 25 years travelled to every continent and over 80 countries. On his blog, Travel Wonders...