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My weekend in Istria

Last weekend I was in Istria, again.

What can I say? I love to travel, love the sea and I love recording all that beautiful places I visit. This time I was in Savicenta. The name is actually Svetvincenat and it means St. Vincent, but locals just call it Savicenta.

This week they had “dance & non-verbal theatre festival”, but I didn’t attend any of the workshops or performances. In fact, I stayed in village near this little town enjoying “Stancija 1904” – residential house and Apartments for vacation in Istria.

The owners are two great persons: she was born the same day same month and same year as I am, (she is one really eager and very nice person, hehe). Her husband is from Switzerland but it looks like he adapted very well to Istrian-Croatian climate.

So, If you are in Croatia somewhere in Istria region near Rovinj, Porec or Pula – do not miss the opportunity to check this great vacation destination!

Here’s a short video on admittance in “Stancija 1904”

Another one taken in “Stancija 1904” garden

Short video on Grimani castle in Svetvincenat

Friday I Want…. a house

All that blogs I started last year (graphics-illustrations is the oldest one, was 1 year old on 07/07/07, but I wasn’t in the mood to celebrate) had only one purpose: to get my husband and me a house.

As you know, I don’t own apartment or a house. Bank owns our small apartment in Rovinj (we bought it with the bank loan), what supposed to be a gallery where I wanted to sell my hand made souvenirs (that failed due to my health issues and not so good position in the city, and now this apartment is for sale – look here for more)

We live in the attic (very nicely refurbished apartment) of the 120 years old building for what we are paying 800 Euros/month.

Enough lamentation.

This Friday I Want a house, it can be a small, ruined… it can be in another city or even country. It can be on another continent!
I googled today through Istria and some of my favorite places there, and here’s the few house that I really like (take some time to check them out, because they are great!):

Svetvincenat, ruined old house Visnjan, something for the renovation... this one could be tourism oriented
Svetvincenat, ruined old house Visnjan, something for the renovation… this one could be tourism oriented
Tinjan, small beauty! Zminj, I can easily imagine that I'm living here
Tinjan, small beauty! Zminj, I can easily imagine that I’m living here
Sveti Lovrec, this one just needs a swimming pool. Bale, needs a lot of renovation, but the land area is huge enough to go wild with imagination!
Sveti Lovrec, this one just needs a swimming pool. Bale, needs a lot of renovation, but the land area is huge enough to go wild with imagination!
Vrsar, city center, beauty! Puntera, wonderful old ruined stone house
Vrsar, city center, beauty! Puntera, wonderful old ruined stone house
Zbandaj, cute new house to be Svetvincenat, totally ruined old stone house in center. I'd like to try with gallery here.
Zbandaj, cute new house to be Svetvincenat, totally ruined old stone house in center. I’d like to try with gallery here.

Of course, I would like to live in something gorgeous as this one in Visnjan or this one in Sveti Lovrec, but that’s just a pure imagination!

S*

PS: keep your fingers crossed for my numbers on the next Lottery draw :)

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