Fishing boats at sunset over the Brijuni Islands, Croatia. Seen from Puntižela Beach, Štinjan north of Pula.

Pula or Pola

Pula (in Croatian) or Pola (in Italian) is the largest city on the Istrian peninsula. And if the abundance of holiday and budget airlines flying in is anything to go by, it’s the most popular vacation destination too.

The annual Pust carnival in Cerknica, Slovenia 2009 ( A traditional celebration where people dress up to scare off the winter )

Pust – Scaring off the Winter – A yearly festival in Slovenia

Everyone hates the winter. And not just these days, but even going back to ancient times the pagan people hated the winter so much they created elaborate festivals to scare […]