Poreč, Croatia

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Last week, Miloš and I decided to take a day trip to Croatia’s Istrian peninsula, not far from his home town of Crikvenica.  We decided on Poreč, a lovely town by the seaside, and then Motovun, a medieval village built on a hill, surrounded by a peaceful valley.  (Motovun post coming very soon!)


It took us about an hour and forty minutes to get to Poreč.  The weather was on our side, and we had bright sunny skies.


Poreč has an area along the sea that reminded us of Crikvenica, but with a larger marina at the center.  There is an ancient wall that encircles the old town, and an impressive Basilica on the one side.


We walked around the outer wall by the sea, and explored the cobblestone streets of the old town.  We finished our afternoon with a late lunch at a restaurant called Konoba Aba, which was ranked very high on TripAdvisor for good reason.  Much of this area used to be under Venetian rule, and the architecture reflects that.


Here are some photos from our time in Poreč…


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Jennifer was initially drawn to Europe for two reasons: music and love.  She lived in Vienna for four years, and now calls Croatia home for much of each year, as she married a native Croatian. Since 2015, Jennifer has worked as a tour director and cruise director on European river cruises for a major American travel company, and has become an expert in all of the cities along her routes on the Danube, Rhine, and Main Rivers. She also has traveled to Disney World almost every year since 1985, and knows Disney World inside and out. As a travel agent, Disney World is her primary specialty, and she has helped many Disney newbies and veterans have amazing trips with her insider information.

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