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Thammy Evans, born in London of Welsh and Peranakan parents, has travelled and lived abroad for 25 years. Her first overseas trip was to Malaysia at the age of eight, and she has been dabbling in numerous foreign languages ever since. Amongst many other travels, her most memorable are the Trans-Mongolian Railway from Tianjin to Moscow in 1991, mountaineering in Bolivia in the summer of 1999, and doing the field research for her second Bradt travel guide Great Wall of China in 2005. She has also written the Bradt guide to Macedonia. She and her family now have a small stone house by the sea in Istria.

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Croatia away from the crowds: exploring Istria’s hilltop towns

Inland Istria steps down a gear or two – enter a world of perfectly preserved medieval hill towns, hidden frescoes and heavenly food.

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Five reasons to visit Istria

Istria’s small size belies its many exceptional attractions and activities. Here are five of our favourites.

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Tasty Istria

One of the best reasons to visit Istria is the region’s outstanding cuisine.

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Tartufi

Find out where to go truffle hunting or even try truffle ice cream with our guide to this Istrian delicacy. 

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Istria’s lighthouses

Authors Thammy Evans and Rudolf Abraham take us on a tour of Istria’s nine lighthouses.

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Limski kanal

From Stone Age rock art and fossils, to lunch aboard a replica galleon, the Limski kanal is a true Poreč highlight.

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