Istria, February 2014, In the Morning

 Istria, February 2014 In December and January, Rovinj sleeps.  The days are overcast and rainy. The streets are quiet and empty. On the rare sunny day (or hour), the cafes on the square fill, and when the sun disappears, so too do the natives.   On 1 February, one...

Istria, January 2014

Bihac, Bosnia-Herzogovina Last week Patrice and I went to Bihac, Bosnia-Herzegovina for our ninth wedding anniversary. Driving from Bihac to Velika Kladusia (border town between Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina) one encounters roadside memorials commemorating WWII...

Istria, December 2013

Rovinj, December 2013 Days this side of the Adriatic tend to be cool, but sun-drenched.  I understand  that Venice, directly west across the sea, is cloud-covered and rainy Nov-April.  Adriatic storms flood Rovinj’s main square now and then, but for the most...