Summer escapes: exploring Croatia on a family road trip

Kevin Rushby starts his summer series with a walk amid the gorgeous mountains of Istria – all the way to the Adriatic
Next week: the island of Cres

The farmer stands looking at his vines. This is not like a French vineyard, cloaking the entire hillside in monoculture. This is Istria in northern Croatia. There’s a lush forest, an olive grove, tomatoes running amok and a farmhouse that might be taken for a ruin, were it not for the curtains in one intact window.

“It’s been a strange year,” I say. “Brexit, Donald Trump, Iceland and Wales at the Euros.”

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