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Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel
Town of Rovinj Croatia, located on the Istrian Adriatic coast, was part of Italy until after World War II, thus both Croatian and Italian are official languages. Once a walled island, the channel separating it from the mainland was filled in in 1763, making it a peninsula.

Click on above photo to view it in large format: Town of Rovinj, Croatia, located on the Istrian Adriatic coast, was part of Italy until after World War II, thus both...

One of the batanas of Rovinj, Croatia rows into a golden sunset

The captain wielded his long white oars like hot knives through butter, each dip barely dimpling the glassy sea. His muscled arms moved fluidly, tiny adjustments keeping us on our course...

Medieval town of Piran, Slovenia, located on the Adriatic Sea

Click on above photo to view it in large format: Medieval town of Piran, Slovenia, located on the Adriatic Sea. The well-preserved town walls seen atop the hill were constructed to...

Tartini Square in the coastal town of Piran, Slovenia

Click on above photo to view it in large format: Tartini Square in the coastal town of Piran, Slovenia, was named for its most famous citizen, violinist Giuseppe Tartini. A bronze...

Cobblestone streets of Piran, Slovenia by night

Click on above photo to view it in large format: Cobblestone streets of Piran, Slovenia by night. The lanes are so narrow that special mini trucks are employed to move goods...

The waterfront in Piran is beautiful, as is the country, but Slovenian tourism is not ready for the big time

I explained why I don’t like living in the U.S. anymore to the manager of Hostel Val in Piran: the work, work, work; money, money, money; buy, buy, buy mentality that...