The Istria Times

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: Summer sun at Znjan Beach

Snow-covered Croatia is beautiful, but we’re ready for some more summer sun. It’s still a long way off, but until...
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Restaurant of the week: San Rocco

In the small Istrian town of Brtonigla, on the road from Porec to Umag, restaurant San Rocco serves gourmet Istrian...
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Big Picture: Zagreb’s changing of the guard

The ceremonial changing of the guard in Zagreb begins just after the noon firing of the Gric cannon. The Kravat...
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Recipe of the week: Cheese Soup

The season for comfort foods has well arrived. Let warm and creamy work its magic with this this recipe below....
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A voice from Cafe del Mar – Maja Savic

Jazz- the most stubborn music in the world. No matter how you feel, it will put you in its mood...
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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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Big Picture: Snow-dusted Sibenik

Though it’s much less often than in Zagreb, the coast of Croatia does see snow over the winter months. Here,...
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Big Picture: Zagreb skyline

A sunset shot of Zagreb captures the capital city’s diverse architecture – a blend of old and new styles spanning...
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Big Picture: Saturday morning in Split

It’s Saturday morning in Split, and you’ve got a few hours to kill before heading to the beach. There’s no...
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Zagreb student turns his flat into a Volkswagen Beetle

His name is Otto, he attends Zagreb’s Faculty of Architecture, School of Design, and he loves the Volkswagen Beetle. Don’t...
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Big Picture: Beachgoing in Pula

One of the most beautiful spots you can seek out for sunbathing near Pula is the Bay of Gortan, where...
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Winter in Croatia – what to pack

Packing. It’s one of the trickiest tasks for anyone traveling internationally, especially when winter calls for bulkier, heavier clothes.  ...
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Restaurant of the week: Draga di Lovran

“My philosophy is to serve the meal as it is supposed to be, there is no shortening or simplifying of...
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Interview with an expat: Enjoying the simple things in life

Director of Sales and Marketing at Gligora Cheese Factory, Simon Kerr didn’t move to Croatia for the love of cheese....
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Fascinating (and freezing) Paklenica National Park

You know Paklenica, the national park which adventurers can’t miss during their visit to Croatia? It’s still located close to...
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Big Picture: Snow-covered Sljeme

During the winter months, Sljeme, the peak of rising above the capital city of Zagreb, becomes a true winter wonderland....
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Big Picture: Diving on Vis

The crystal clear waters around the island of Vis are perfect for diving. Here, two divers swim through Green Cave,...
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Restaurant of the week: Lari & Penati

Lari & Penati, a central Zagreb eatery, opened its doors just over a year ago in 2011. It has since...
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Big Picture: Taking flight in Dubrovnik

St. Mark’s square in Venice is famous for its photogenic pigeons, but Croatia’s avian residents make a pretty picture, too....
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Big Picture: Dubrovnik sunset

Words can’t describe a sunset like this. To experience one like it, head to Orsula Park in Dubrovnik, where you’ll...
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An unexpected featherly guest visits the Neretva valley

Searching the vicinity of Metkovic in the hopes of finding good photo material was a good decision for our photographer...
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Big Picture: Snow-covered Zagreb

Zagreb’s medieval Upper Town offers the best views of Croatia’s capital city. Here, the Zagreb cathedral towers over rooftops dusted...
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Recipe of the week: Spaghetti with eggplant

People either love or hate eggplant. If you’re reading this, you probably love the purple plant, and are curious to...