A Road Trip through Slovenia’s Karst Region

view from the Ferrari Gardens

  “My soul is jolly/As though it had been drinking the Karst teran,” wrote poet Oton Župancic. A karst is a landscape characterized by eroded limestone formations, and the word is derived from Slovenia’s Karst region. Located in southwest Slovenia, the Karst region, which runs alongside the Italian city of Trieste, is an uncommon mixture of rolling hills and deep valleys with patches of ... Read Full Article

Eating the Adriatic – Slovenia’s Goriska Brda Wine Region

Goriska Brda

Sad to say goodbye to the inspiring people of Piran, I jumped in a rental car and drove north along the Italian-Slovenian border to Slovenia’s Goriska Brda wine region. As I approached the tumbling wine region, I saw people harvesting fruit in an orchard and I stopped. Tanya Krstov and her family were picking persimmons to sell to the local markets. “Did you know that Hemingway fought here,” she ... Read Full Article