Going back in time

Some of you have probably noticed that I picked Monday as my virtual travel day to mitigate the dreadful effects of going back to work. Today I am taking you to Istria – Croatia, to a journey that happened 11 years ago.

This was my first and most memorable encounter with Istria. One of Croatia’s most beautiful regions is a peninsula situated at less than half hour drive from Italy. The architecture, street signs in Italian, cuisine, culture, everything there reminds of Italy which makes Istria my favourite part of the country next to Dubrovnik where I grew up.

The gallery is made of technically lacking photographs, but they have a sentimental value for me, and I thought it would be interesting to show you some bits and pieces of my country.

Listen to Croatian pianist Maksim Mrvica playing Croatian Rhapsody for you.

 

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60 Comments on “Going back in time

  1. Tes photos m’emmΓ¨nent dans un merveilleux voyage, et la musique le rend encore plus magique !
    Γ‡a me donne envie d’en voir plus… πŸ™‚

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  2. Thank you for the wonderful tour of Istria, Paula! I can see why you the place is so special for you. Great music!

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  3. Tired but present at last, Paula. Have spent an enchanting day with my daughter at a historic house in Derbyshire.
    I’m only familiar with the coastal strip of Istria so it’s nice to see some of the simpler places inland. It looks beautiful and Istarske Toplice is impressive. I’d like to see more. πŸ™‚

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  4. conosco la zona, abito in Italia, a Pisa e non Γ¨ vicina, ma sono stata molte volte, apprezzo le foto artistiche che hai scattato
    grazie, piacere di averti incontrata

    I know the area, I live in Italy, Pisa and is not near, but I’ve been many times, I appreciate the artistic photos that you’ve taken
    Thanks, nice to have you encountered

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    • Grazie Ventis πŸ™‚ Io capisco bastante Italiano ma scrivero in Inglese perche non e buono ancora πŸ™‚ I hope to be able to visit Pisa soon and to admire your beautiful country some more πŸ™‚ It is very nice to have met you too. ciao

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  5. wow! beautiful. a friend of mine here in sf visited croatia last year, and the pics he brought back were amazing! he had never been, and he was really impressed with the beauty and the people. i had never thought of croatia as a travel destination before, but now it’s high on my list (which is pretty long!)

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    • I am sure you would love it, Stephen. It is a small country with a lot of variety. There are more than 1,000 islands along our coast :). I hope your friend got to see Dubrovnik where I grew up – it is said to be the most beautiful town in the Mediterranean πŸ™‚

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    • I love that region Drake. It is our little Tuscany πŸ™‚ If you like small towns and villages perched on hilltops with lots of greenery around and if you enjoy good wine and truffle pasta this would be a heaven for you πŸ˜€

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  6. Croatian Rhapsody….I am adding it to my list of favorite uplifting songs and will see in mind’s eye your photos when I listen to it!
    Thank you, Paula!

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  7. True emotion has nothing to do with technique πŸ™‚

    I saw that you are fluent in English and in French. I am French, so in which language do you prefer me to interact with you? ^^

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  8. Always such a treat to visit these fascinating parts of your country Paula, definitely worth tripping down memory lane in these atmospheric shots.

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  9. technically lacking photos, huh?? which technologist says that??? πŸ˜€ lovely place!! thank you for sharing! πŸ™‚ Oh and one more request…you should mention the music details in all the posts…

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