02 My Istria Travel Diary – Podcast Episode 2

October 25, 2009 by  

In my Podcast Edisode 2 in my travel podcast series, I’m taking you to Istria in Croatia with an audio diary of the four days I spent there with my family. You’ll hear about the Plava Laguna resort where we stayed, the cycling, swimming and sailing that’s available in this area as well as the fortified medieval hill towns and old coastal towns of Porec and Rovinj which we explored and the local specialities such as truffles and seafood.

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Basilic of Eurphrasius in Porec, Croatia Photo: Heatheronhertravels.com

Basilic of Eurphrasius in Porec, Croatia

If you enjoy this podcast, do take a look at my other articles, photos and videos for more detail of the things we saw. There’s so much to enjoy in Istria and as a self-contained region it seems to have something for everything, whether it’s swimming, sport, relaxation, heritage or the gourmet experience. I hope you also enjoy the slide show below that’s designed to accompany the podcast and covers the places I talk about in the podcast.

Show notes

Istria Tourism website
Istria Gourmet website
Istria Bike website
All my photos of Istria on Flickr
Read all my Istria articles
Video of Plava Laguna Resort
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– Music on this podcast was Venus as a girl by Andy Mckee on Music Alley
– I was hosted on this 4 day trip by the Istrian Tourist board to blog about the things I saw in Istria

Check for the best hotel prices in Porec and book here.

 

Other articles about Istria

Cycling by the sea in Istria
On the hunt for the Istrian truffle in Croatia
A room with a view – staying at Plava Laguna Resort in Istria

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Comments

25 Comments on "02 My Istria Travel Diary – Podcast Episode 2"

  1. Mark H on Mon, 26th Oct 2009 1:34 am 

    I loved this area when I visited Croatia, especially Pula, Porec and the tiny hillside towns.

  2. Travelogged on Mon, 26th Oct 2009 3:18 am 

    Lovely photos! Looks like a great part of Croatia to visit.

  3. Fly Girl on Tue, 27th Oct 2009 2:59 am 

    This really does sound like a place that has everything. Great pix!

  4. Shannon on Tue, 27th Oct 2009 1:38 pm 

    Heather – I just love your accent!

  5. Barbara at Hole in the Donut Travels on Tue, 27th Oct 2009 8:52 pm 

    Nice wrap up – everything I need to know about Istria in one place.

  6. Anil on Wed, 28th Oct 2009 12:52 am 

    Love the slide show, really adds to the podcast.

  7. Mike James on Thu, 29th Oct 2009 6:54 pm 

    I’m conjuring up vacation ideas…I’ll be checking back…although you seem a bit intrepid for me

  8. Goran on Sat, 31st Oct 2009 4:40 pm 

    Hello Heather! Nice post! Check out my blog about Istria, maybe you’ll find some new places in Istria that would like to visit next time 🙂

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  14. london paris train on Mon, 12th Jul 2010 10:47 am 

    Nice blogpost about Istria. I would also like to visit there.

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  24. Hotels in Zagreb on Thu, 11th Jul 2013 3:49 pm 

    I’m from Croatia (Zagreb) and I love the way you presented Istria. Taking the opportunity to invite you to Zagreb and other parts of our beautiful country.

    Best regards

  25. Heather Cowper on Thu, 11th Jul 2013 9:30 pm 

    @Hotels in Zagreb – thabks and so glad you enjoyed the article. I’d love to visit Zagreb some day.

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