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  • How to choose a sobe in Croatia

    HOW TO CHOOSE A SOBE Look for sobe owners who have brochures or photos of their accommodations. Always view the room before paying. Feel free to negotiate the price. Make sure the owner speaks English so that your needs are understood. Go with your...
  • Croatia: Seeking shelter in a sobe

    Croatia: Seeking shelter in a <i>sobe</i>
    He was the least aggressive among the dozens of locals waving sobe signs in our faces. My fiancé, Jay, and I had just stepped off the ferry onto the Croatian island of Korcula, where the placard-carriers were standing on the dock, competing with one...
  • Boats, jail and love: an odyssey

    When he was a child in Croatia, Tony Burica first got wind of sailing. He'd watch large schooners coming and going from the port. Images of ketches sailing the Mediterranean hang from his shop walls. One night in Communist Croatia, Burica fled the party,...
  • Book review: 'Karaoke Culture' by Dubravka Ugreši

    Book review: 'Karaoke Culture' by Dubravka Ugre&#353;i
    Karaoke Culture Dubravka Ugresic Open Letter: 324 pp., $15.95 paper Dubravka Ugresic does not like karaoke. That doesn't stop her from trying it, just as her resistance to celebrity doesn't stop her from putting her head through a cutout on a Hollywood...
  • Croatian coast: Eastern Europe's Riviera

    Croatian coast: Eastern Europe's Riviera
    I love the knack Croatians have for taking a humble stretch of rocky shoreline and turning it into a wildly romantic bar or cafe. At Valentino Bar in the coastal town of Rovinj, the woman who runs the place hands out pillows as you arrive — an...
  • List of Mandatory Days Off Work, By Country

    List of Mandatory Days Off Work, By Country
    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Panama || 40 || || Russia || 40 || || Iceland || 37 || || Spain || 36 || || Luxembourg || 35 || || Nambia || 35 || || Denmark || 34 || || Poland || 33 || || Slovenia || 33 || || South Africa || 33 || || Belgium || 32 ||...
  • From Slovenia? Wild, wild wines

    "ANARCHIC" winemakers. Tiny ancient vineyards. Wines aged in clay jugs. Sacrilegious blends -- Merlot, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon. In the ever-widening world of wine, Slovenia -- the Central European country bordered by Italy, Austria, Hungary and...
  • Underrated destinations recommended by Times readers

    Nature in the Eastern Sierra Nevadas. Art in a deep Polish salt mine. A friendly Wisconsin town. A hike with views of the Tasmanian coast. Readers have spanned the globe and discovered adventure, history and in many places, peace. Here are some of their...
  • Paratrooper killed in Afghanistan by suicide bomber

    Paratrooper killed in Afghanistan by suicide bomber
    Before Blue Rowe went overseas, he always made sure everything was squared away at home. Just two days before he left for Afghanistan last August, the Army sergeant paid all the bills and helped his wife, Cindy, and 8-year-old son Andrew settle into a...
  • Chat with California Cook columnist Russ Parsons

    2007-07-26 13:02:38.0 Administrator2: Hello and welcome to the Food Chat with Russ Parsons! We'll begin in a moment; in the meantime, please feel free to submit your questions. You'll see them appear in the chat window once we get started. 2007-07-26 13:...
  • World watch

    CanadaIn a time-honored scam, a group of well-dressed thieves in Vancouver is using ketchup and mustard to rob unsuspecting tourists. The thief surreptitiously slops some of the condiments on the victim's jacket, alerts him or her to the mess and offers...
  • Around the world and back

    And to think it all began in Michigan. The spark for Good Eating's six-month, globe-girdling series of reports on wine regions both legendary and emerging was a sign alongside a Northern Michigan highway marking the 45th parallel. Winemakers on Leelanau...