Weekend on the Istrian coast. 🌊 🌊 🌊 🌊

 

❦ Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world. ❦

Gustave Flaubert

 

Hello, beautiful people. These days I was traveling around Istrian coast – Croatia. I visited many lovely places. I was fascinated by the old town of Poreč and Novigrad.

Porec (Italian Parenzo) is a town on the western coast of Istria, whose center is located on a small peninsula. The town is one of the most visited places in Istria and the winner of most tourist awards and prizes in Croatia. In the vicinity of Porec, tourists can stay in other smaller tourist destinations, most notably Vrsar and Funtana. Porec is 2000 years old. The roman army transformed this village into a castrum that later became a roman colony called Colonia Iulia Parentium. Town history can be traced through numerous buildings and monuments: Euphrasian basilica (on the Unesco world heritage list), the house of two saints, pentagonal tower, the romanesque house, the great temple, the temple of Neptune, the gothic house, the Istrian council house, marafor – forum Romanum, the round tower, the Zucchato palace, etc. Porec riviera is known for its beautiful coast with natural coves that hide beautiful beaches adorned with a Mediterranean greenery. The visitors who come to this area can find all kinds of tourist accommodation, have a good time with plenty of nightlife entertainment (discos, clubs, concerts, etc.), taste dishes of traditional and contemporary cuisine, Istrian wines and olive oils in local restaurants and taverns, or take part in the active holidays through many sporting activities: biking, hiking, golf, fishing, water sports, tennis, basketball, beach volleyball, etc.

Novigrad, once a peaceful fishing town, over the years has become a compelling touristic destination. Although being so popular among tourists from all around the world, Novigrad has to this day kept its intimate and irresistible charm of a typical quite Mediterranean fishing town. Novigrad isn’t just a real architectural gem filled with astounding historical sights, rich cultural heritage and preserved natural beauty; Novigrad is also one of the top Istrian gourmet destinations where one can taste many gastronomic extravagance of the Mediterranean food. The Istrian excellent cuisine and its delights will spice up your stay and make your journey so comfortable you will for sure want to return to this charming town again.

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ℬeauty from our garden. 🌺

 

❦ Energy will go into what you love, and what you love will grow. Go for a walk and watch it bloom. ❦

A.D. Posey

 

Hello, beautiful people. The summer is almost here and our garden is in bloom again. The garden smells so good. It is my perfect spot for a meditation. I also adore my butterfly ring, which is made from special pearl shells. Do you like it? Do you have your special accessorize? Carpe diem in bloom! 🌸

 

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ℬeautiful trip to magical Zelenci. 🌾 🐞 🌾

 

❦ Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads. ❦

Henry David Thoreau

 

Zelenci is a nature reserve which is known by a ground springs of Sava Dolinka River. (Sava River has two sources branches: Sava Bohinjka and Sava Dolinka). The majority of water flows underground from Tamar valley where is the first spring – Nadiza – white waters of Nadiza. Lake of Zelenci has intensive green color (that is how it got its name – ‘zelen = green’). Present lake is situated on the edge of a swamp which is a remainder of the greater lake which was created after the last glacial period.

Is there a better classroom for yoga than in the cathedral of a forest? I have never found one. That exposure to vitamin D, and breathing lungfuls of clean air is better for the body than being inside. That nature has a soothing effect on the brain. When we practice yoga outdoors we more easily remember our connection to the whole—which is the very point of yoga itself. It’s as if nature in her wisdom has been patiently waiting for us to come and ask her questions, and once we start our practice she receives the green light to answer us fully. And then we are enveloped in her arms. Blessings to all!

 

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ℒuXury 1st ℳay. ♛ 🌸 ♛

 

❦ Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed. ❦

Walt Whitman

 

Hello, beautiful people. I am staying at, beautiful hotel in Pororož. Imagine a hotel in Slovene Istria with views of the Adriatic Sea, where Archduke Franz Ferdinand led the waltz in the grand ballroom for the Austro-Hungarian aristocracy. Imagine a contemporary, world-class hotel with the Old World all around. Welcome to your imagination – welcome to the Kempinski Palace Portorož! Also, here are several bars on the beach that offer a lively atmosphere year round. There you can treat yourself to a cup of fresh coffee after a long walk on the beach. Numerous restaurants by the sea invite you to a tasty lunch or dinner. If you like to party, then you will be excited about many interesting events. Enjoy!

 

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