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Croatia — what to see, what to try

Croatia is so good that if you are going here for the first time, it is difficult to choose exactly where to go.

Therefore, Olga Volkova decided to tell about everything a little.

Suppose you find it difficult to imagine a summer vacation without the sea. In this case, you can choose the peninsula Istria.

Settle in the city of Pula, famous for its magnificent Roman amphitheater.

Go see the smallest in the world, with a population of exactly 17 people, the town-museum of Hum, built about a thousand years ago and has not changed since then.

Then get to the turquoise Plitvice Lakes and stop by to look at the medieval basilica in Porec.

It is impossible not to visit in Croatia and the Republic of Dalmatia with the second largest old city of Croatia Split. There are plenty of wonders too!

The palace of Diocletian is quite well preserved, if we consider that it was built at the very beginning of the 4th century; Roman palace square Peristil; the temple of Jupiter, later converted into a Christian church; fortress and town hall.

Well, the worse the ancient and beautiful Dubrovnik, badly damaged during the military events in Yugoslavia, but now completely renovated? Nothing will prevent us from walking along the main street Stradun: see the princely palace, stroll along the city wall, be surprised by the Franciscan monastery, admire the old harbor …

In general, this: either you have to take the car and devote the whole week to traveling, or you have to choose one thing and give yourself the word to return to Croatia again.

What to eat

If you do not have enough time to see everything at once, you can take comfort in Croatian food.

The local cuisine that has absorbed the traditions of Italy, Austria, Hungary and Turkey is such that it can serve as an excellent consolation in any troubles.

We fall down into some kind of konobu — a small homely restaurant with amazing food and an average bill of 10-15 euros — and get down to business.

We begin, of course, with Istra prshuta, Italian prosciutto sibling, or from dried meat pancets, Well, then we will see what exactly the good owners of the condo offer today.

Maybe on this day, the menu says braised lamb in wine pashtitsada or shepherd — spicy seasoning beef?

We will not give up the stewed vegetables Minster and puff pie bureka.

We agree on viskovachke runaway — lamb with sour milk.

If you want sausage — try very tasty Slovenian Kulenu and Samobor Cheskovki. Do not forget the cheeses!

Croats make excellent cheeses, and especially they manage cheese with truffles.

As for pashsky cheese, sheep cheese from the island of Pag, where sheep eat special grass, and the cheese itself is lubricated several times with olive oil in the process of aging, it is necessary not only to eat it, but also to take it home as a souvenir.

Fish lovers recommend wander — Delicious fish stew with spices and red wine. In July and August, fishing holidays take place in one or the other coastal town.

Lobsters, lobsters, tuna, squid, mackerel, mullet, octopus, oysters, sardines — all complete, all fresh and quite inexpensive.

And what in Croatia pasta and risotto with seafood!

Do not think that for this you need to go to an Italian restaurant — here the risotto has long been transformed into rizhot and is considered a national Croatian dish.

How he became and fish paprikash — the Hungarian dish seems to be originally, but what does it matter when it is so tasty!

When choosing sweets, pay special attention to the names. Raffiola — almond patties soaked in raki. Fritulas and kroshtula — pleasantly reminiscent of native brushwood.

Tsukarini cakes.

Poppy-apple-raisin puff pie Gibanitsa.

With alcohol in this country, the situation is also more than satisfactory.

For food you should order homemade young draft wine. Sharpened. But if you want a bottled one, then in Croatia there are excellent white wines: “Malvasia”, “Poshin”, “Pinot”, “Grashevina”, nutmegs. Of the red ones here are the magnificent “Teran”, “Merlot” and “Cabernet”.

Yes, and the pink «Croatian» no one has ever complained.

Want something stronger — at your service rakia and plum brandy; Herbs infused with herbs: Bisca, Travarka, Komovitsa and the local analogue of Vignac cognac.

But keep yourself in hand, we still have to see the sights!

Olga Volkova:
“I was born in the summer of June 17th, and probably this is why I hate winter with all my soul, as well as late autumn, early spring, and generally cold, darkness, slush, and snow. As soon as all these troubles begin in Moscow, I am drawn to go somewhere far and more pleasantly.

Most of all I love to travel, and the profession of a journalist allows me to do it, even if not as often as I would like, but still more often than if I worked for someone else.

My second passion is that I love to eat tasty food, and I am ready to try anything except dogs and cats — I will not eat these for anything, because I love them very much. Like all other animals, by the way, I love them so much that I not only filled my house with them, but I also write articles and even books about them.

And I also speak French, famously drive a car and consider it the most foolish thing in the world to iron socks and shorts. ”

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