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According to the Lonely Planet Istria is the second most desired world region
One of the world`s leading travel guides The Lonely Planet has put Istria in second place out of ten of the world`s most desirable regions to visit in the next year. In front of Istria, Croatia`s largest peninsula, according to the ‘Lonely Planet's top 10 regions 2011’ came only the Egyptian Sinai Penninsula, while the remaining eight spots were taken by the island Marquesas (South Pacific), Kapadokia (Turkey), Westfjords (Iceland), Shettland Islands (Scotland), the Great Coral Reef (Australia), the west coast of the USA, Patagonia (Chile) and the Gili islands (Indonesia).

The spokesperson for The Lonely Planet, Tom Hall, points out that this year their choice of the best destinations actually marks a passion for discovering new places and this is why they singled out little or less known but beautiful corners of the world.

The results of this selection are a consequence of numerous surveys and ideas that the world famous guide has received from its correspondents, authors, traveller associations, bloggers, and twitters.

Their suggestions were discussed by a panel of tourist experts according to criteria based on uniqueness, excitement, the value for money and the X factor that a certain destination has.

In the article, Istria is shown through its rich cultural heritage, gastronomy, ideal climate conditions throughout the year, festivals, events and many attractions such as Brijuni, Motovun, truffle hunting in Buzet and olive oil and wine tasting in indigenous Istrian cellars.

In addition to this great success it is interesting that the author of this article, Anja Mutić – a tourist reporter and a world traveller, recently published another article about Istria in the specialised magazine «Wine Enthusiast Magazine» about the world`s most famous truffle grounds.

Lonely Planet

Wine Enthusiast Magazine

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