swiss friend Attilio Miani organized this nice meeting
in Istria, a great landscape in Slowenia, not far away
from Trieste in Italy. The first day was the biggest
challenge, because there were 1000 km and something
by autobahn and autostrada to go to get there. But it
was worth while. Our "home" was in Portoroz
and the first day there we went to the real lovely
fisher's village Piran. It's located on a peninsula
reaching into the Adria and with its castle, marina
and venetian style market square very very pittoresque.
A tour through small villages and hills of the vineyard
region followed, the day ending with a photoshooting
at the casino in Portoroz.
day we did the "big Istria tour" through Slowenia
and Kroatia visiting a spectacular cave, the beautiful
istrian town Porec and the Limski Kanal, a bay looking
almost like a norwegian fjord. Nearby the former Istrian
capital Motovan we had a dinner with lots of the local
specialties white truffle and wine. The third day we
saw Trieste with its famous Castello Miramare and in
the afternoon there was a boat tour along the Istrian
coast with a fish picknick onboard. So in the end we
were really sad to leave that great region.