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Life in Croatia

By: Cody McClain Brown

A blog about Croatian and American culture
Whenever I fly back to Oklahoma I feel like I’m shedding layers of culture, like a snake sheds skin. The move from Europe to Mid-America takes me from a place where almost everything has an air of elegance, from the small cups of coffee to my finely dressed compatriots flying alongside me, and drops me in a place where elegance is a word more likely to be mistaken for elephant.

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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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 Splitting the ticket

Life in Croatia

By: Cody McClain Brown

Splitting the bill in a restaurant
The first time I had dinner with a Croatian was in Oklahoma at an Applebee’s. Applebee’s is famous for serving mediocre food with mediocre alcohol. Nothing says meh, like overcooked, rubbery ribblets (a word Applebee’s invented) and cold 3.2 beer.

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 The Dark Side

Life in Croatia

By: Cody McClain Brown

The power of the dark side
In America I was never really one for luxury cars. Not that I could ever afford one, but I never even dreamed of owning one. Never wanted to. Luxury car in the US means a big, bulky SUV that annoys me more than it impresses me.

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 Cycling through Croatia

Top rides

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Summer Holiday: Cycling in Croatia
If you prefer getting away from the resorts when it comes to holidays, and want to do something really different and memorable, then cycling in Croatia could be just the thing for you.

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 Biking in Croatia

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Source: Bike Radar, by Jered Gruber

Cycling in paradise – Croatian Istria peninsula
Tuscany gets a lot of press and attention as a cycling paradise, and rightly so. It has a special something that makes people go back year after year. But it’s hardly off the beaten track. There’s another cycling haven that you should know about – one that the masses haven’t found yet. It’s the Croatian province of Istria.

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 Biking to the Žumberak plateaus

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Source: The Pedala web site

Cycling routes in Croatia
Tuscany gets a lot of press and attention as a cycling paradise, and rightly so. It has a special something that makes people go back year after year. But it’s hardly off the beaten track. There’s another cycling haven that you should know about – one that the masses haven’t found yet. It’s the small country of Croatia. Read on!

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 Limski kanal and Vrsar

Traveling Croatia

By Zdenko Kahlina

The Lim valley – protected area
One of Istria’s most dramatic natural phenomena, the Limski kanal drives a narrow 10 km-long sliver of sea straight into the heart of the peninsula. With densely forested cliffs – rising straight up to a height of 150 metres – and calm, green crystal-clear water below, those who never took in basic geography might well mistake it for a Scandinavian fjord.

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