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Delicious Croatian wines!

Even though Croatia is not known as a “wine country” many different types of wine are produced here. Most of this wine is consumed in Croatia, and therefore there is not much left for export and outside Croatia their wine is not very well known yet. All types of wine is made in Croatia; sparkling wine, rosé, white and red …

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Healthy citrus fruit from the Neretva delta

Driving from Split to Dubrovnik you will come upon a hidden gem along the Croatian coast – the Neretva valley near Ploce. The Neretva river delta formed by the largest karst river in the Dinaric Alps is a very fertile area where the best fruit and vegetables in Croatia are produced. Best known are the mandarins from Neretva. The season …

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Croatian cuisine in autumn

The autumn months are great for a delicious culinary holiday in Croatia, the harvest is ready and now we can enjoy the culinary treats! The grape harvest is done, just the sweet muscat grapes are still harvested, the forests are full with beautiful edible and non-edible mushroom, the chestnuts fall together with the yellow, orange and brown autumn leaves. In …

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Underground adventures in Baredine cave

Baredine cave was, in 1995, the first caves to open for public in Istria. You can go on a 40 minutes long guided tour and see the magical underground wonders of the effect of water on stones and minerals, creating beautiful sculptures. Nature has created here quite an astonishing underground cave, with large 10m high curtains of stalactites where an …

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Star gazing in Višnjan, Istria

Historical towns like Višnjan located in the western part of central Istria are worth a visit. The geographical location of Istria has played a mayor role in shaping it’s history. Here the Slavic, Roman and German cultures met. The ages of the Romans, the middle ages (Charles the great, Charles V), the Venetians, the Habsburgers, the Italians and even of …

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Beautiful vistas from Čevo in north Croatia

Fancy a nice hike with as a reward stunning panoramic views over rolling fields, villages, towns, a castle and forests? I’ve found the perfect walk, just intense enough for a good workout, but not too long that you loose a whole day and you will be rewarded with great views. The walk is from the parking lot in the village …

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Things to do on the island Hvar

Island Hvar is a magnificent holiday destination, with beautiful beaches, mild climate, lavender fields, and cultural heritage. The island is about 70 km long and is located along the Croatian coast south of the coastal town Split, you can reach the island by ferry. In September the temperature is perfect, not to hot, the nights get cooler and the sea …

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Photo’s from Špancirfest 2016 in Varaždin

Last week I have been to Varaždin to enjoy the activities and view all kind of entertainment during the yearly festival ‘Špancirfest‘, held in the baroque streets and squares of this provincial town. During the warm summer evenings well known Croatian musicians played the big podium near the old town castle. There were many fun activities for children, like a …

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Enjoy Cres, the island of the Griffon vulture!

We made a visit to the beautiful island Cres one of the northern islands of Croatia, reachable by a short ferry ride from the island Krk, which is connected to the mainland by a bridge, or from the coastal town Opatija. After leaving the ferry we drove uphill and went northwards on the nice country roads of the island. The …

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