The Adriatic Times

Being a Zvoncar around Rijeka

There are many kinds of seasonal jobs for young people in Croatia. Some become waiters, other opt to become lifeguards,...
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Friday Fiction: Seagull memoires

It’s been some time since I’ve spoken about those years. Maybe because, despite the strength of my character forged in...
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Friday Fiction: Searching for Istrian truffles, pig included

“I know Boro looks like a tank on hooves,” Misko giggled, watching a 200 kilo hog marching through the bushes...
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Friday fiction: Fishing marriage next to Murter

I like fishing. And fishing likes me. I always catch something. Oh, you dirty rascals. I bet the majority of...
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A blind date in Brela

It happened in Brela, a typical village of the Makarska Riviera with all the known stereotypes of the Adriatic coastline...
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Friday Fiction: Relax, it’s just a fake shark

“Are you sure nobody will tie it to us?“ Janko asked, as Mirko and Danijel were putting the barrels in...
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The secret of Gregory’s toe

Centuries of Croatian past have brought many moments, people and movements to its history books. Statues for almost every part...
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The mountain of love in Paklenica

Under normal circumstances, I’d love the outdoors of Paklenica National Park. However, in such circumstances, beautiful skies without a single...
The Adriatic Times

Visiting the ghost ship of Istria

Love can make us do marvelous things. We break boundaries for it, and endure huge pains we wouldn’t manage to...
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Friday Fiction: The uncrowned admirals of Kvarner

The beauty of the Kvarner region is indisputable. The large gulf located in the northern Adriatic includes the beautiful coast...
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Love, math and noodles in Kopacki rit

It was a love story. Or it wasn’t, it depends how you look at it. From certain angles, it might...
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Friday Fiction: Discovering the secrets of the Baska Tablet

I have always loved riddles. They became something more than a hobby to me. They were a way of living,...


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Friday Fiction: Lifeguarding at Pag

Man, was I proud of myself. Not only did I pass my lifeguard exam with high marks, but I actually...
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Friday Fiction: The pine tree giants of Lika

As a child, my parents often took me to Lika, a mountainous region dividing the north of Croatia from the...
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Friday Fiction: Becoming the Black Queen’s slave

There is a moment when ghosts, goblins, evil witches and similar beings of dread simply cease to occupy our minds...
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Friday Fiction: Running through Slavonia

I like running. I spent my life running. There is nothing in the world like running. The feeling of your...
The Dubrovnik Times

Friday Fiction: Stalking celebrities on Dubrovnik terraces

Gaining a certificate for becoming an assistant chef provided me with a lot of job opportunities along the Croatian coast,...
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Friday Fiction: Hunting the undead in Istria

The authenticity of the following story has been largely disputed. In 2005, several Croatian students of history investigated the recent...
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Friday Fiction: Pulling wool over eyes in Slavonia

Looking at the giant animal costumes which lay on the table made me very skeptical. The feeling grew as I...
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Friday Fiction: roasting a Pag lamb with Pablo

The island of Pag is known for many things. Sure, it has Novalja and its Zrce beach, which has become...
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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...