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 Croatian Specialties

Croatian food

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Food tasting in Croatia
On my resent trip to Croatia, I decided to take pictures of the Croatian food specialties as they were being served to us. I will try to describe them to the best of my knowledge…

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 Dolac market

Spring in Zagreb

By: Dumneazu

Its been a dreary and lingering winter in Budapest, which is up in the top reaches of the Carpathian basin, so when spring won’t come to us, we have to go to spring. That means down south, and that means Da Balkans.

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 Why not Zagreb?

Travel destinations

By: Chris Kitching

Croatia’s capital is a cultural hotspot
Bleary-eyed from an early morning six-hour train ride and staring blankly at a tram system map like it’s an ink blot, I start to wonder if this episode is off to a disastrous start of Griswold proportions.

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 Christmas decorations in Zagreb

Christmas in Zagreb

By: Zdenko Kahlina

I thought you would like to see few pictures of my home town Zagreb, at Christmas time. The main square, streets, shops… everything is decorated throughout the holiday season.

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 Zagreb is My City

Travel destinations

By: Zdenko Kahlina
 
Zagreb is capital city of Croatia
I’ve been living in Canada for more than 20 years now, but I always return to my home town Zagreb and never have enough of it! Zagreb is my city, because I was born there. I carry so many memories, that where ever I go around the town, something always reminds me of something from the years when I was growing up on these streets – good old memories…

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 A Day in Zagreb

Travel Croatia

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Zagreb is the capital city of Croatia.
The Croatian capital is well worth a stay of at least a couple of days. Croatia is a country celebrated mostly for its beautiful beaches. Many Canadian friends, who were in Zagreb last summer for my daughter’s wedding, can confirm this.

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 Summer of ZAGREB

Travel Croatia

Source: Portal Zablogreb

Summer of ZAGREB!!! Really? YES.
Ah, the Croatian summer: sunny days in an azure postcard; pale ancient stones, illuminated in the moonlight; the soft tones of the sea, gently slapping against hulls of the harbored boats; wining and dining inside a 2,000 YEAR OLD Roman palace!

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 Why Croatia?

Traveling Croatia

By: Cody McClain Brown

The sea, coffee and Punica!!!
I know Croatia has a LOT of problems. People commonly talk about corruption, inept political institutions, entrenched bureaucracy, and all in all, a very limited amount of individual opportunity (see here:http://tacklingmommyhood.com/2013/10/choose-life-america/?fb_source=pubv1).

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 Fashion

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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 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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 36 Hours in Zagreb, Croatia

World Travel

By: ALEX CREVAR

THE Croatian capital is in the midst of an identity crisis. Geographically, Croatia is indisputably part of the Balkan Peninsula, but call a chic Zagrebian Balkan and prepare to get an earful.

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 My mother – two year death Anniversary

Zdenka Kahlina, April 30, 1924 – May 9, 2010

Story by: Zdenko Kahlina

My mother passed away two years ago – on Mothers Day! It is hard to believe two years have gone by already. There is not one day that passed I did not think about her. It has definitely been a very difficult two years for me and my family. We still talk about her and her life at our family gathering. Here is what I wrote about her last year:

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 Zagreb time machine

Zagreb retro

Source: Zagreb Tourist board

Dance Along at Zrinjevac Park.
Do you dance? Do you ever, even for a moment, wish to go back to the past? Zagreb time machine will take you to the world of music and customs of times long gone, where tradition is built into space, sounds and people.

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 A Must-See City: Zagreb

Traveling Croatia

By: ROBERT CROSS, Chicago Tribune

Zagreb (Croatia) Reclaims Its Status As Must-See Old World City
One morning, shrieking whistles yanked me out of a deep sleep. They sounded like a thousand cops dealing with an apocalyptic traffic jam. The constant racket drove out all rational thought.

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 History of Zagreb

History of Zagreb

The oldest part of Zagreb are the two hills, Gradec and Kaptol which remain the most interesting neighbourhood to visit in Zagreb. Back in the 11th century, Kaptol attracted a small religious community while Gradec developed nearby. Unfortunately the Mongols swept through in 1242 and destroyed everything.

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