28 Jul Smallest town in the world
“So, are there still only 18 residents?” I ask the woman at the souvenir shop in Hum, Croatia (smallest town in the world).
“Oh no, we’re 24 now!” In her shop I bought, and sneaked home, a bottle of olive oil, truffle paste, and dandilion jam–some staples of Istria.
Hum is a hilltop town in Istria–northern Croatia–and has the distinction as the smallest town in the world! Maybe it’s so small because it is so hard to find. Where is my house again? I rode my bike through the winding five kilometers in the crazy heat. I got there and nothing was open yet. The lady cutting potatoes at the only restaurant served me coffee. I read and looked out over the valley.
Some other pics of HUM…
I am home now and will back track to where I left off. The end of the trip had me returning to my Croatian family near Sibenilk and then driving five hours to Sarajevo, Bosnia. A place that has haunted me ever since I returned home.