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Being an expat in Croatia

Not too long ago, the term “expatriate” held an air of mystique, carrying vague connotations of a glammed-up, long-gone generation...
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Meeting Croatia through its movies – a good place to start

Despite the shallow budgets, Croats like making movies. The medium has constantly attracted people of all ages into the industry,...
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Pretty as a picture – the art colony of Groznjan

Groznjan. It’s not the most melodic of names. Indeed, to the unaccustomed ear, Groznjan sounds strikingly similar to grozan –...
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Where to walk: three scenic strolls in Kvarner

Kvarner is all about nature. Walking along the sea is the best way to take in all the shades of...
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Big Picture: A musical evening at Sveti Donat

During Musical Evenings at Sveti Donat, visitors to Zadar can enjoy open-air concerts in the Roman forum in front of...
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Photo gallery: Soaring views of Croatia from the skies

This is what you’ll see if you fly from Zagreb to Split. The craggy peaks of the Velebit mountain chain, Sibenik...
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Drift away with Sailing.hr

For those privileged sailors a sailboat was often a status symbol (not any more), perhaps a means to an end...
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Recipe of the day: Beef and pork goulash

A hardy dish. Simple, tasty, and traditional. Try it. Ingredients: 2 spoons of sunflower oil 1 clove of garlic 45...
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Big Picture: Batana ride in Rovinj

Against Rovinj’s characteristic skyline, visitors to the scenic Istrian town enjoy a ride around the harbor in batanas, Rovinj’s traditional...
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Photo gallery: Divers snap shots of shipwreck near Primosten

24 meters deep, the waters off the small island of Tmar, near Primosten, prove to be one of the numerous...
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Can you stomach this? – five unusual Croatian delicacies

We talk about food quite a bit around these parts. Between our restaurant guide and our mobile app, there’s no...
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The beginner’s guide to Zagorje: five sites to see

Remember Kristina, the charming lady teaching English to residents of Rovinj? The dedicated environmentalist, lover of sunflowers, and author of...
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Big Picture: Panorama of Bale

Though on the road from Pula to Rovinj, Bale is one of Istria’s well-kept secrets. It’s a great place to...
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The local’s gastronomic glossary

The difference between Istrian and Dalmatian prsut – unlike Istrian prsut, which is dried, Dalmatian prsut is smoked, hence the...
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Cakovec – what you’ll find in the town of Croatian nobles

The heat is on! Varazdin’s festival of good emotions is in full swing and everyone is “spanziring” around. Huh? You...
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Big Picture: Komiza Harbor

This photo captures the charming fishing village of Komiza, located at the foot of Hum hill on the beautiful island...
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Big Picture: View of Dubrovnik from Orsula Park

This photo was taken from Orsula Park, an outdoor performance space located in the ruins of a 14-century church. Wouldn’t...
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Recipe of the day: Cheese and grape salad

When the weather is hot, you want to keep your meals light. Here’s a summer hit which, with all its...
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Photo gallery: Taking the plunge

Bringing a metaphor to life, Kristina and Kristijan leap into the waters of Duce (near Omis) and a future of...
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The Zagreb funicular: short and sweet

Tucked away at the end of Tomiceva Street, just a few steps north of Ilica, Zagreb’s bustling shopping street, it’s...
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Three things you probably don’t know about Tesla

In 1856, in the town of Smiljan, Nikola Tesla (10.07.1856 – 07.01.1943), one of the greatest inventors in the history...
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Big Picture: Hanging around Hvar

We can’t get over Hvar. “Pristine waters” sounds so cliché, but what’s the first thing you think when you see...
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A short guide to Varazdin

What’s that? A new name has appeared on our list of Croatia’s summer destinations? How come we never wrote about...
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Big Picture: Sunset in Zadar

Taken at sunset, this photo captures the moment just before Nikola Basic’s solar-powered installation Sun Salutation switches on and lights...