Istria off the beaten track – Istria has much more to offer than sea and sun. Tired of crowded beaches, cheap souvenirs, mediocre food and icecream parlors… discover different Istria. Discover Istria off the beaten track. Bellow you will find Frank’s ideas to help you discover Istria off the beaten track. These are 6 things to do in Istria that are a bit under the radar for non-locals.
Istrian souvenirs, let’s be honest, are as much Istrian as they are Chinese. Just like anywhere else in the world very few products intended to tourists are actually made in the country. Frank got so screwed once over Istrian truffle that tasted like a shoe sole that it still hurts to think about it. Frank will not name the brand, but it was from the biggest Istrian producer. Disgusting! [Read more...]
Five Istrian dishes you ought to try when in Istria include cold cuts, bean soup, pasta, steaks and scrambled eggs. Don’t get Frank wrong, Istria has many more traditional and genuine dishes on offer than these five Frank’s writing about. But Frank tried to think of ones you will find in majority, if not in every, traditional Istrian restaurants. [Read more...]
Opatija, a resort town established in the 19th century, is still popular tourist destination in Croatia. Although it has fallen into a slow decline, it still attracts many tourist and it is especially popular in spring and fall. Frank has already written about the reasons why you should not visit Opatija in summer. Now he wants to do a justice to this resort town. It still has a lot to offer to its visitors, and it is a charming town. [Read more...]
Opatija is a seaside resort on the east coast of Istria. Back in the 19th century, Opatija has been a fashionable holiday resort for the international upper class. Today it is definitely not the holiday destination it used to be. In Frank’s opinion it is definitely not worth visiting in summer. Not to be completely harsh on this resort town, you can find out also the reasons why you should visit Opatija in spring and fall. [Read more...]
Porec, a tourist hotspot on the west coast of Istria, can be an interesting weekend getaway for anybody longing for some sea, sun and simple joys of life. Frank brings you Porec Weekend Getaway Guide. The one rule Frank followed when writing this post is that you don’t need to use the car during the entire stay. [Read more...]