Friday, 24 February 2012
The village above does not top the list of must-sees for 'quaint' or 'old' in Istria - but is well worth the stop. The vistas are engaging and the streets twist and curve capriciously at almost impossible angles, winding their way in a series of steps and steep sections to the top. I stopped under a spectacular tree to take in the tranquil Adriatic, a pleasant place in which to count travelling blessings. Or to try to scrape what a dog left behind from the bottom of your shoe, which was my task on one visit. So mesmerised was I at the beautiful sights, so taken by the sea and sensory overload, I turned my eyes everywhere but down, to my profound regret.
Being the Clumsy Traveller, there had to be something amiss with my visit-but the accoutrements of Vrsar can't be stained or overpowered by a dog (or a 'clumsy traveller' misstep)...
When I return to the area, it will be among my first stops!