Exploring the Istrian peninsular is one of our favourites since we live pretty nearby. So we hopped into our reliable Uno and drove off to seek another Istrian town on the far western side of the peninsular - Porec.
We drove from our usual route from Rijeka to Labin. After a brief stop, we continued our way to Raša. En route, we came across pretty little towns like Svetvinčenat and Orihi. Watching how people live their lives simply and children playing outside their gardens without the need of a Playstation 3. I really envied them.Stone architecture displays simple beauty.
Weather was not photo-friendly.We reached Poreč around late noon. But it was still early enough to catch the fading sunset which looked like a huge salted duck egg in the sky (Yums!). The streets were wider than that in Rovinj though both towns look similar to me. Perhaps that is the charm of Istrian towns.
Being ravenous, we grabbed two breads and few slices of bread from the local Plus shop (expensive!) and settled on a bench facing the sea. Time just stood still in this tourist town since it is still way before tourist season.
One hungry person scavenging for food.We strolled along the stone-cobbled streets and tiny alleys that date back to the 13th Century. Gothic houses built in 1400s are still standing tall and strong in this town. I'm so glad to see so much history preserved. Perhaps we will be back sooner than we expect.