Jan 142015
Opatija in Croatia.

Here’s a feature that I’ve written about the attractive seaside resort of Opatija in Croatia.

Opatija – widely known as Abbazia and Sankt Jakobi in bygone days – was the first official Austro-Hungarian ‘climatic health resort’ on the Adriatic. Wellness treatments still draw a significant number of visitors to the town overlooking Kvarner Bay.

I visited in June while I was in Croatia for the Zagreb Tourfilm Festival.

Find out more about the resort on Opatija’s tourist board’s website.

My feature is entitled Opatija: Croatia’s Venerable Seaside Resort.

May 022013

I’m back from an exhausting but fulfilling late April trip that took in five countries and provided lots of material for features and some very good photographs too.

I have new material from Munich, where I reviewed the BMW Museum, BMW Welt and Eurostars Grand Central Hotel.

In Italy I explored Cividale, Aquileia and Grado, cities withing the Friuli region, often termed the hinterland of Venice. I also looked at the castles at Duino and Mirimare, near Trieste.

In Slovenia I visited Portoroz and an agrotourism project.

Within Croatia I explored Pula and Rovinj.

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