The Istria Times

Acting in Croatia: Jadranka Dokic from Pula

Jadranka Dokic is one of the most recognizable faces in Croatian movies, despite the broad set of different characters she...
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Photo Gallery: INmusic open air launches with Iggy Pop and The Stooges

From relatively modest festival, INmusic became one of the leading open air events in the region, bringing names such as...
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Wine of the week: Gerzinic Malvazija 2012

Name of wine: Gerzinic Malvazia 2012 Vineyard:  Marko Gerzinic Region: Vizinada, Istria Type of wine: dry white Variety: Istrian Malvasia...
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A seaside wedding in Porec

There is a saying in Croatian that defines marriage as a “harbour,“ a safe haven from which you journey into...
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Zagreb Botanical Garden — celebrating nature with St. George

St. George is known as an avid dragon slayer, but in Croatia he has an alternative appearance. That of a...
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Wine of the week: Kunjas Posip 2011

Name of wine: Kunjas Posip 2011 Vineyard: Kunjasic Region: Smokvica, Korcula Type of wine: white dry Variety: Posip Alcohol: (Vol.%):...
The Adriatic Times

Interview with an expat: Paul from New Zealand

Did you know they played cricket in Croatia? Neither did we,  until we met Paul Musin. Read our interview with...
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Reasons to go kayaking in Croatia

If you’re not the tanning type and can only take so many sea-side cocktails while admiring the view before you...
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Friday Fiction: Falling in love with Valamar Jazz

It is an unwritten rule of life. At least, in my case. Each and every year I go to Porec’s...
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Wine of the week: Roxanich Malvazijica 2012

A wine for any time of day   Very good news for fans of unconventional wines or wines with minimum...
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Wine of the week: Puhelek Purek Sauvignon 2011

Another card up your sleeve for the summer days ahead. Fresh at the nose, herbal aromas like mowed meadows mixed...
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Big picture: poppies

Near the Drava River, close to the village of Terezino Polje (Virovitica), is this.
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How to be Croatian in eight easy steps — step eight

Written by: Cody McClain Brown   To recap:             Step one: Drink coffee, frequently and slowly. Step two: Go coastal....
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How to be Croatian in eight easy steps — steps six and seven

Written by: Cody McClain Brown   Missed the beginning? Here are parts one, two and three of this five-part post....
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Big Picture: Spring reaches Istria

It was a long, long winter in Croatia this year. Even Istria was dusted with snow on a few occasions....
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How to be Croatian in eight easy steps — steps three, four and five

Written by: Cody McClain Brown   If you missed it, read part one of this post here and part two...
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How to be Croatian in eight easy steps — step two

By: Cody McClain Brown   Always wondered what it’s like to be Croatian? Find out first-hand, by following these eight...
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How to be Croatian in eight easy steps – step one

By: Cody McClain Brown   There are a lot of reasons to like Croatia. She’s a beautiful country. We’ve all...
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Photo gallery: Tourists already flocking to Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik has skyrocketed to tourism stardom in just the last few years. Since then, it has been winning awards and gaining numerous...
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Friday Fiction: breaking eggs and healing hearts

There is a small difference between a sailor and a writer. Both have romantic, adventurous jobs that require a special...
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Find the bear’s onion near Plitvice

Wild onion (Allium Ursinum in Latin but the equivalent of Bear Onion in Croatian) is not your usual onion. It...
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Wine of the week: Grasevina Adzic 2012

Type of wine: Dry white Variety: Grasevina Retail price: 64.88 HRK / 8.60€ Alcohol: 13.2%   “We’ve firmly decided that...
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Big Picture: Petrcane

Petrcane is a small fishing village located just 10 kilometers north of Zadar and is also quite close to Nin....
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Wine of the week: Saints Hills St. Heels 2012

Name of wine: St. Heels 2012 Winery: Saints Hills Region: Dingac, Peljesac Type of wine: dry rosé Variety: Plavac mali...