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Day Trip to Brijuni Islands

Sculpture of the lady on Brijuni Islands

Although I’m spending a couple of weeks each summer in Istria, I haven’t visited Brijuni islands before. But, after I’ve taken a day trip to Brijuni Islands this year, I think there won’t be summer without it. Here is a blog post with all the info you need to know before your visit to that gorgeous Croatian archipelago. How to get to Brijuni Islands Brijuni Islands are Croatian National Park, and a limited number of ships are allowed to get there each day. Although you’re going to see many smaller touristic boats offering a trip to Brijuni Islands, the truth…

Journey Through History on Batana Boat in Rovinj

People in Batana boat with the city of Rovinj in a background

‘Rovinj changed so much since I was a little boy’, said an old fisherman who was rowing our boat. ‘But one thing hasn’t. We still row our batanas…’ What’s the story behind that small boat batana you can see everywhere in Rovinj? Well, it’s a story about the city, its people and a symbol of change. Rovinj and its batana Rovinj, one of the most beautiful cities in Croatia (and one of my favourite) has such a fascinating history. It was founded as a small town located at the island for the protection from numerous enemies that were attacking the…

What to do & visit in Croatia – Your Ultimate Croatia Travel Guide

View at Church of St. Euphemia in Rovinj

Although tourism was significant in Croatia ever since I could remember, it looks like in the last few years everyone wants to visit it. I’m being asked quite often from my friends and colleagues where to go and how to plan a trip to Croatia. That’s why I’ve decided to create this ultimate Croatia travel guide that will help you in planning your visit. These are some tips I’m usually sharing with my friends before their trip. So, here’s everything you need: from where to go, the best time to visit, food to eat to some other useful tips for…

Rovinj – The place for a perfect vacation

Rovinj old town

When I started to think about writing this blog post I had one of the biggest blogging dilemmas ever. Should I share this beautiful place with the rest of the world or should I keep it for myself as long as I could? If there would be one word that would mean a ‘vacation’ to me, it would be Rovinj. I just have so many lovely memories from there that it really became another home to me. I spent some of the first summer vacations as an adult there, watched so many beautiful sunsets from its Medieval walls and got…

Hotel Panorama – Hotel with the best view in Zagreb

Bottom perspective view on Hotel Panorama in Zagreb

It’s always a bit weird to look for a hotel in your home town (well, a home town in which you don’t live any more). You don’t really feel like a tourist, but don’t feel like a local any more either. However, I decided to took it as my advantage, use my knowledge as a local and each time I’m in Zagreb, stay in some of the city’s iconic hotels. Of course, by enjoying as a tourist! So, when during our recent trip to Zagreb, Marijan’s parents offered to babysit Karlo for a few days, we wanted to spend that time somewhere…

Zagreb like a local: Ultimate City Guide

View on Zagreb Cathedral

I’ve always found a bit hard to write about the city where I was born and grew up – Zagreb. That’s why I was always postponing this blog post. However, things changed lately, and I’m in Zagreb maybe twice per year. But, like a visitor now. That’s why I’m starting to see it from a different side of view. I’m more and more a guest in it. So, I thought that now, I can combine those two roles and give a bit different view of one of my favourite cities. And here it is, my ultimate guide to Zagreb from a local…