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 Punica

Life in Croatia

By: Cody McClain Brown

Why my Punica (mother-in-law) is like a drug dealer
In another life I could cook real meals with fresh ingredients. I entertained friends in a clean house. I woke up daily, made coffee, put on ironed dress-shirts and permanently pressed pants before driving myself to work. I came home, made dinner and tidied up the house. In this other life I was a well on my way to becoming a fully-fledged, competent, functional adult.

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 Hidden gem Svetvinčenat

Traveling Croatia

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Neat little town in Istria
My wife & I came across small town of Svetvinčenat, on our way to Rovinj and rated this as the best place we visited in Istria so far. We stopped there only for half hour, but even this was enough to explore this beautiful little town with a well preserved castle and if I remember correctly 5 churches. The old fort and old town, with its lovely little church and quaint refreshment houses really appealed to us – and there were very few tourists.

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 Best of Croatian Ice Cream

Traveling Croatia

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Best of Croatian Ice Cream
Ice cream. What’s not to love? Imagine an cold creamy sweet liquor sliding down your throat, when the outside temperature during the summer months riches over +30 degrees! This feeling is cooling that internal inferno caused by our sweltering and humid environment. Ahh… it’s so yummy!!!

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 The Island of Tranquility

Traveling Croatia

By: Zdenko Kahlina

A Paradise to Discover – Town of Rovinj in Istria
Rovinj is perhaps the best place to visit in all of Istria. Wooded hills that surround the town, luxury hotels and 13 green offshore islands make this town the pleasant holiday destination. I have been visiting this town many times in the past, but last summer was the first time I also visited some nearby islands and enjoyed the beaches there.

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 Istrian Croatia

Travel Croatia

By: Blogger Dumneazu

Istrian Croatia: Italy without the Vowels
e just got home from a jaunt over to Croatia. I’d been to Zagreb earlier this year, so I asked Captain Squid, my Croatian expert, for a suggestion on where else to travel. He popped the idea of a trip to Istria..

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 Burek

Bosnian food

By: Dumneazu

Burek: Bosnia’s Gift to Breakfast!
Let’s bring our Bosnian extravaganza to a close with some musings on burek, one of my favorite street foods.

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 The Pršut of Happiness

Croatian food specialties

By: Dumneazu

This story is about Croatian food
Korcula is as far south as we got in the Adriatic.

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 KUMICE S DOLCA

Traveling Croatia

Source: Portal Kumice s Dolca

Kumica s Dolca – Zagreb, Croatia
This is local city of Zagreb term for a pleasant woman with woven basket on her head – women who came to the city every day, with baskets full of products from their gardens and farms, fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers…

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 Castles of Croatia

Traveling Croatia

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Croatia is a small country with long history and lots of castles
Construction and development of manors and castles on the territory of Croatia can be followed with certainty in the last two millennium – from Roman villa rustics and palaces (like Diocletian’s palace), to medieval castles (burgs), renaissance villas-summer houses in Dubrovnik and Dalmatia, to baroque and historicist manors of Northern Croatia, and town villas and palaces in most bigger Croatian towns.

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 The Life Adriatic

Travel Croatia

Source: WestWorld, By: Craille Maguire Gillies

The ultimate Eastern Europe Tour: Hungary, Croatia, Montenegro and Slovenia on a Tour bus.
We are supposed to catch a ferry. It is mid-morning and our bus is rolling through the highways and side roads of Hungary, on our way to Croatia. The landscape is green and hilly and there is a brilliant sun overhead – the kind that makes you sleepy. Our plan is to hop the six-minute boat ride across the narrow part of Balaton Lake, the largest lake in Central Europe and a popular summer resort spot, and then make our way to Zagreb, the Croatian capital.

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 The Best-kept Secrets in Croatia

Traveling Croatia

Source: CN Traveler

Guide to the best-kept secrets in Croatia
In the past decade Croatia has gone from being the quieter, more-affordable alternative to Italy, to a top summer destination for the super-yacht set. So take a tip from James Stewart and head for one of these lesser-visited corners of the Dalmatian Coast out of season, when the days are warm, and the beaches and vine-covered hillsides are blissfully crowd-free.

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 Istrian Croatia: Porec and Novigrad

Traveling Croatia

By Dumneazu

The most touristy towns in Istria
After spending two days in Pula, we headed north along the Istrian coast by bus. Porec looked inviting – a beautiful Venetian old town occupying a small peninsula jutting into the Adriatic

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 How to be Croatian

Life in Croatia

By: Cody McClain Brown

How to be Croatian in eight easy steps
There are a lot of reasons to like Croatia. She’s a beautiful country. We’ve all seen the pictures: pristine seascapes, idyllic little islands, scenic medieval towns, and again pristine seascapes.

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 Briuni Archipelago

Traveling Croatia

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Visiting Briuni Archipelago in Croatia
After spending few days in Labin and Pula, we headed north along the Istrian coast. First stop was Fažana, small fishery town, settled amongst numerous pine woods and vineyards. Fažana lies opposite the Brijuni Islands, in the vicinity of Pula. It serves as a starting point for ships and shipping routes, mostly for the Brijuni islands.

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 A diamond in the rough

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By Zdenko Kahlina

Off The Beaten Path in Croatia – Island of Brac (Croatia).
The diamond is on your finger. It’s a beautiful ring, just as meaningful as the ceremony at which you got it. You’ll never forget that day.

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 Reasons to Visit Croatia

Travel Croatia

By: Peter Simon

10 Reasons Croatia Should Be on Your Travel Radar
The small, horseshoe-shaped Balkan country of Croatia is steadily becoming one of Europe’s most popular summer holiday destinations. With its stunning beaches, crystalline waters, incredible history and great food, Croatia is definitely worth a visit on any trip to southeastern Europe. If you’re curious about this wonderful little country on the Adriatic Sea, here are 10 reasons Croatia should be on your travel radar.

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 PISANICA – Easter Egg

Travel Croatia

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Traditional Croatian Easter eggs in Croatia/Pisanica
Easter is just around the corner and Croats, like the majority of other Slavic nations, respect the ancient custom of coloring eggs the day before the actual festivity. A newly dyed egg is called a pisanica, a term derived from the word “pisati” (to write). This is because pisanicas are supposed to be gifted and often feature an inscribed message.

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 Why I love Istria

Travel Croatia

By: Jane Horrocks

English actress Jane Horrocks travels through Croatia and Istrian peninsula
From medieval beauty to perfect pizza: Absolutely Fabulous actress Jane Horrocks reveals why she loves Istria’s Croatian comforts Venice is less than three hours away from the island on a high-speed ferry Istria, formerly known as Histria, is the largest peninsula in the Adriatic Sea One week in Villa Melissa starts from £995 for up to eight people sharing..

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 Istria by bike

Top rides

By: Snjezana Jojic

Exploring the head of the dragon and sunny historic Istria Peninsula with a wonderful group of Breeze Adventurers.
Since we love exploring, cycling and Croatia, it was no brainer to combine our passions into a two-wheeled epic holiday adventure!

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 Different Worlds – Part 2.

Jenn and Sanja’s diary: Hello Zagreb!

 Home Away From Home
Sanja and her friend Jenn decided to take some time off from the work and all daily routines here in Edmonton, and travel the world for a while. I will publish blogs about their traveling adventures, so return to this site again to read more. They left Edmonton in mid July 2010 for a short visit to London, and than headed off for capital city of Croatia – Zagreb.

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 Dalmatian Coast by bike

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Source: Canadian Cycling Magazine
by Maryam Siddiqi

Cycling the Spectacular Croatia’s Dalmatian Coastline
According to many, Dalmatia is one of the most beautiful Croatian regions, distinguished by magical long beaches, crystal clear sea, iconically beautiful nature and rich cultural heritage. With 1,778 km of coastline and 1,185 offshore islands, the Dalmatian coast is one of the true wonders of Europe.

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 Different Worlds – Part 1.

Jenn and Sanja’s diary: London

Away We Go…
Sanja and her friend Jenn decided to take some time off from the work and all daily routines here in Edmonton, and travel the world for a while. I will publish blogs about their traveling adventures, so return to this site again to read more. They left Edmonton in mid July 2010 for a short visit to London, and than headed off for capital city of Croatia – Zagreb.

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 Croatia is Wine Country

Traveling Croatia

By: Justin Kennedy

Guide to Croatia’s Wine Country
Croatia is a nation of islands. More than a thousand isles, keys and peninsulas dot the aquamarine waters along its Adriatic shores. It’s also a land of vineyards, with more than 300 geographically defined wine districts corralled into an area roughly the size of the state of West Virginia.

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 The Croatian Coast

Traveling Croatia

Source: Skyscraper City portal

Adriatic Sea
The Adriatic Sea is a bay of the Mediterranean Sea, separated by the Apennine Peninsula. The Adriatic Sea got it’s name from an ancient port of the same name. It penetrates farthest into the European continent, giving it a great economic importance.

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 The Well of Life

Travel Croatia – Zagreb

Source: The New York Times

Ivan Meštrović is responsible for a lot of public art in Croatia and this was one of my favorites, located in the square that was once carrying name of our Marshal Tito, in lower town Zagreb, next to the elegant Croatian National Theatre.

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