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Gastronomic Istria April 2009

May 28 2009 , Written by Ola Fagbohun

slideshow of a week of fine dining and fine wine drinking. slideshow of a week of fine dining and fine wine drinking.

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Tasting Istria - pig to pršut

May 28 2009 , Written by thediversetraveller Published on #Istria Istra Croatia wine food meals family diverse " Konoba Morgan" Batelina fish seafood "Konaba Astanga" Blue "Peter Poletti" Teran Malvazija prust "Toncic Farm" restaurant Motovun Truffles Konaba, #Recommendations & Rants (tips, links and reviews)

The weather on our third day was a disappointment, after the previous day reminded us that Summer was on it's way. The heavy rain that followed us from Livade to Buzet ruined our day, the day we were due to go truffle hunting. As we were having lunch...

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Tasting Istria - signature food and wine

May 26 2009 , Written by thediversetraveller Published on #"Konoba Astarea" Istria Istra Croatia "Nino Kernjus" Brtonigla Buje food wine supa grappa čripnja peka Malvazija Poletti "Peter Poletti" "monk fish" meal Teran Chardonnay "Cabernet Sauvignon" "ola Fa, #Recommendations & Rants (tips, links and reviews)

We were warmly greeted at Konoba Astarea by chef Nino Kernjus . Konoba Astarea is a traditional inn run by the Kernjus family, located in the small village of in Brtonigla, near Buje. Nino Ker njus O nce again, slo w-cooking took place , as our meals...

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Get an Eiffel of Blackpool

May 23 2009 , Written by thediversetraveller Published on #blackpool "seaside holiday' holiday staycation "UK holiday" Brits Tourism French France Paris visitors resort French Euro, #Travel Beyond the UK

As one in five of us are likely to stay in the UK, for our summer holidays, this year, seasides towns are doing their upmost to woe us. Forget the re-branding of Margate (The Apprentice 2009), and say a warm Bonjour to Blackpool. Blackpool is reinventing...

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Tasting Istria - from sea to plate

May 22 2009 , Written by thediversetraveller Published on #Istria Istra Croatia wine food meals family diverse " Konoba Morgan" Batelina fish seafood "Konaba Astanga" Blue "Peter Poletti" Teran Malvazija prust "Toncic Farm" restaurant Motovun Truffles Konaba, #Recommendations & Rants (tips, links and reviews)

Next on our gastronomical tour was the tiny fishing village of Banjole, specifically the small tavern “Batelina”. T ravel bloggers ready to eat. Batelina is a seafood restaurant owned by chef David Skoko. Soon after sitting comfortably, our table was...

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Tasting Istria - one bite one sip

May 19 2009 , Written by thediversetraveller Published on #Istris Istra Croatia wine food meals family diverse " Konoba Morgan" Batelina fish seafood "Konaba Astanga" Blue "Peter Poletti" Teran Malvazija prust "Toncic Farm" restaurant Motovun Truffles Konaba, #Recommendations & Rants (tips, links and reviews)

When I think about Eastern European food, images of heavy stews, boiled potatoes and slabs of flavourless meats come to mind. However, a four day trip to Istria showed me I had much to learn. Gastronomic Istria Food features very prominently in Istrian...

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A fairy tale ending

May 17 2009 , Written by thediversetraveller Published on #"fairy tale" tourism, #"sir Andrew Lloyd Webber" Songs, #Eurovision, #jade, #Norway, #Travel News

Well, as I thought despite the money and might of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jade came fifth. For Jade, it wasn't 'my time', while it was a 'fairy tale' ending for Norway's Alexander Rybak: To find out what else comes out of Norway, visit the Norway official...

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Travelling With Kids

May 16 2009 , Written by thediversetraveller Published on #children, #family, #kids, #planning babies "diverse Traveller" "family travel" travel travelling traveling "travel stress", #travel, #Travel News

The Summer holidays are fast approaching, and friends and family with children are already panicking about what to do with the little darlings for six weeks. A friend of mine is planning a trip to the US, to show off her new baby girl to her in-laws,...

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Excited about Eurovision

May 15 2009 , Written by thediversetraveller Published on #Eurovision UK songs singers Europe Moscow iGoogle 2009 Jade Turkey Hadise fan "Ola Fagbohun", #Travel News

I don't know about you but I am looking forward to Eurovision 2009. Now before you think I am a person without much of a life, let me tell you why I am a fan: 1) you get a quick tour of many European countries, including Moscow this year,2) Jade. Andy...

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P1010286 Hester

May 14 2009 , Written by Ola Fagbohun

Hester at the Batana museum in Rovinji, Istria. Hester at the Batana museum in Rovinji, Istria.

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