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Croatia: the scent of truffles

Croatia: the scent of truffles

On our last full day in Croatia, we set off south from the hilltop  town of Buzet to the heart of Istria to hunt for truffles. Both black and prized white truffles are plentiful in the triangle between Pazin, Buje and Buzet, especially in the valley of the river Mirna and in the lush Motovun … Continue reading

Croatian adventure Day 2

Croatian adventure Day 2

Breakfast at Zagreb’s Hotel Esplanade is a splendid affair. Every uniformed staff member in the dining room says hello amid a sea of white tablecloths under chandeliers. There’s sparkling wine and fresh-squeezed orange juice chilling at the buffet if you care to start the day with a mimosa. Out on the terrace on an unusually … Continue reading

Welcome to Zagreb

Welcome to Zagreb

Greetings from Zagreb, Croatia, first leg in this week’s Survivor-meets-Amazing-Race press trip. The first test was the night flight over. No more business class for me … it was back of the Air Canada bus with mystery beef, a lousy selection of movies we couldn’t hear through the earphones provided and a truly uncomfortable seat … Continue reading