Who is this tiny little town in Croatia’s Istrian region liking all my Tweets? I remember the morning I typed “Žminj” into Google Maps and thought to myself, “When would I ever visit Žminj? It’s in the sticks!” Well, the invite came and my presumptions couldn’t be more wrong.
Casa Matiki is an idyllic bed and breakfast with great appeal for anyone seeking a semi-secluded location in Croatia’s Istrian region, only 1km away from Zminj town centre. Set on over 5 hectares of land, Casa Matiki’s owner Sonja Glavic-Krivicic is a woman well into her retirement years with no plans of retiring, and who could blame her? This is clearly a woman who has found her forte.
Rovinj (Rovigno in Italian) is Croatia’s most charming coastal town located in the Istrian peninsula. If you’re looking to take some time away from outside Croatia but don’t necessarily want to leave the Croatian border than Istria is the perfect region to explore. It’s often said that Istria feels more Italian than it does Croatian but regardless of your observation,…
I finally did it! I went truffle hunting in Istria! Truffle hunting has been on my bucket list of things to do in Croatia for the last three years and after meeting Visnja Prodan two years ago at the Pasta festival in Zminj, my wish was her command. The Prodan family are a third-generation truffle hunting family and have opened…
Hvar is desirable, it’s a hot spot for the travel elite and well heeled, it’s one of the handful of places in Croatia who cater for this type of clientele with luxury hotels, villas, restaurants and party scene there for those who have the money to spend. Two years ago when I visited Hvar for the first time this is kind of what appealed to me.
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