The Istria Times

Big Picture: Paragliding in Buzet

Buzet, a Central Istrian town, is filled with events to attend and participate in from hill climb car races to truffle...
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Big Picture: Waterfalls in Plitvice

Plitvice Lakes, one of Croatia’s UNESCO World Hertiage sites, is home to numerous waterfalls and small cascades. The national park...
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Big Picture: Celebrating Zagorje culture in Zagreb

If you’re visiting Zagreb in early October, make sure to be at Ban Jelacic Sqaure for the celebration of Zagorje...
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Interview with an expat: SJ from Australia

SJ Begonja keeps a blog with the best blog name ever – Chasing the Donkey – chronicling her move to...
The Istria Times

Dijana Vidusin – Medulin’s favorite actress

Dijana Vidusin is a quite known face among those in the world of Croatian actresses. Elegant and charming by nature...
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Big Picture: King Tomislav Square

When the weather gets warm and the sun shines bright in the sky, Zagreb locals plop themselves down in King...
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The most famous Croat in the world

If we are to join in on the hype Walt Disney movies have produced in western society, Croatia doesn’t have...
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Big Picture: Crystal clear Plitvice

Plitvice Lakes National Park is always among the top listed places to visit in Croatia and for good reason. This gorgeous park...
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Top ten reasons to date a Croatian

Diane Kolanovic-Solaja is president of CNYLA and author of Growing up Ethnic. Previously she shared advice on dating in Croatia....
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A tale about Trakoscan, paddleboats and sandwiches

“It’s ok, boys“ said Nikola, his voice being little more than a frightened whisper “The teacher doesn’t  suspecting anything.”  ...
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Big Picture: Konjscina

Konjscina, a small town in the region of Zagorje near Marija Bistrica, houses a newly restored old castle that the...
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Five reasons to drop your anchor off Palmizana, by Hvar

Wondering what some of the best places to go when sailing the Adriatic are? Antonija from Sailing.hr, no stranger to...
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Big Picture: Medieval Motovun

Motovun, a small walled medieval town in Central Istria, is one of Croatia’s most picturesque areas. Frequently photographed from afar...
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Big Picture: Vis at twilight

Vis is one of the most remote Croatian islands with a population of slightly less than three and a half...
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The torpedos of Rijeka

In addition to explorers such as Marco Polo and scientists such as Nikola Tesla , Croats have also contributed to...
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Wine of the week: Zilavka Vinogradi Nuic 2010

Type of wine: dry white Variety: Zilavka Retail price: 54.98 HRK / 7.24 Alcohol: 13%   Heavy rains at the...
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Big Picture: Earth Hour in Varazdin

Last year for the global Earth Hour environmental campaign, the city of Varazdin, along with 5,200 cities around the world,...
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Big Picture: Batana boats in Rovinj

During the summer months, Rovinj‘s museum, House of Batana offers visitors leisurely rides in batanas, the town’s traditional wooden boats. Find your best...
The Zagreb Times

Petra Granic styling hair from London to Zagreb

Petra Granic is a professional hair-stylist from Zagreb. After completing her training in London, she returned to her hometown, opened...
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Big Picture: Splashing around in Zagreb’s fountains

Zagreb, home to numerous museums, galleries, eateries, bars, clubs, and boutiques, also has a wonderfully refreshing collection of fountains. On...
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Big Picture: Kingdom of Festini

Kingdom of Festini is the name of a cave found in the Central Istrain town of Zminj. Legend has it...
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Wine of the week: Grasevina Goldberg Belje 2011

Type of wine: dry white Variety: Grasevina Retail price: 130 HRK / 17 € Alcohol: 14.7%   Enormous efforts and...
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Big picture: Vis

Vis is far enough away from the coast that it’s never overpopulated, and its years of isolaton due to the...
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Big picture: Korcula

It is believed that Marko Polo was born on the beautiful island of Korcula, pictured above. As of August of...