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Restaurant of the week: Principovac

Ilok, the easternmost town in Croatia, sits right on the Danube at the far edge of Slavonia. It may not...
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Big Picture: Stone shelter on Brac

This typical stone shelter sits on the island of Brac, not far from Sutivan. Stone construction is a traditional craft...
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Wine of the week: Dingac 2009

Name of wine: Dingac 2009 Winery: Goranko Poljanic Region: Dingac, Peljesac Type of wine: dry red wine Variety: Plavac mali...
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Private accommodation – tips for a successful stay

As you probably know, there are several options for accommodation in Croatia, from hotels to private accommodation. Booking private accommodation...
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Big Picture: Lokrum

The forested island of Lokrum is less than a mile wide and just a fifteen minute ferry ride from Dubrovnik....
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Only in Croatia – Dalmatian seagulls

It all began ordinarily enough, for a spring day in Dalmatia, at least. A friend and I were spending a...
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Big Picture: In Pula

Pictured above is Pula’s free-standing Arch of Sergii, built in the 1st century. It is gazed upon by a statue...
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The Mysterious Head on St. Mark’s Square

On Zagreb’s Trg Svetog Marka (St. Mark’s Square), precisely next to the number ten on that address, you can see...
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Restaurant of the week: Zlatne ruke

“Quality restaurants, no matter how stylish and creative they are, depend on the balance between grandmother’s distinctive cooking and the...
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Big Picture: Plitvice

The area of the Plitvice Lakes was the cradle of the prehistoric Illyrian tribe of Japuds, dating from 1000 BC....
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A blogger’s top five destinations in Croatia

Having visited Croatia several times before moving here last year, I’ve had many opportunities to explore the country. I live...
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The fountain at the heart of Zagreb – Mandusevac

Mandusevac is a fountain on Zagreb’s Central Square of Ban Josip Jelacic. In the past, it was a natural water...
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Big Picture: Croatian National Theater in Zagreb

The Croatian National Theater in Zagreb was built during a wave of theater construction throughout the country, with others being...
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Restaurant of the week: Kukuriku Kastav

Creative cuisine free of menus and full of surprises await you at Kukuriku Kastav. The restaurant offers around one hundred...
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Big Picture: Nearing Korcula

This image of the medieval fortress protecting the island of Korcula’s main town, of the same name, is what you...
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6 things in Croatia guaranteed to make you smile

The very fact you’re on vacation may well be enough to keep you wearing a grin. Don’t worry if the...
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Big Picture: Salt of the earth

This photo was taken in Ston a day after the 2012 salt harvesting season began, on July 31st.  The Ston...
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Recipe of the week: Stuffed apples

A warm and delightful treat, these baked apples take some 45 minutes to prepare. They’re packed with flavor and will...
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Photo of the day: Snow Queen reins

The race is on, and Nathalie Eklund is swooping down the slopes with great speed in this photo above. Curious...
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Big Picture: Through Zadar

Locals and tourists stroll along Zadar’s longest and most famous street.  Its official name is Croatian – Siroka Ulica (Wide...
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Big picture: Zagreb’s biggest shrine

In 1731, a raging fire is said to have come to a sudden and complete standstill at this symbol of...
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Medieval tradition on Rab today

Back in the medieval times, crossbows were considered among the most powerful of weapons available. They were precise, had a...
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Wine of the week: DK Pinot bijeli 2011

Name of Wine: DK Pinot bijeli 2011 Vinyard: Dvanajscak Kozol Region: Medjimurje Type of wine: Dry white Variety: Pinot blanc Alcohol...
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Photo of the day: Underwater magic

If you haven’t yet put “go diving in Croatia” among your goals for 2013, do so now. You will be...