Festive streetfestival – Špancirfest in Varaždin 19-28.08.16

One of the best known festivals in northern Croatia is the Špancirfest in Varaždin, with ten days of musical performances (see for tickets and program below), free artistic street performances, market stalls with local food products and craft-work, and much, much more. This annual festival is held from Friday 19 ’till Sunday 28 August 2016. The whole centre of Varaždin …

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Experience medieval festival in Koprivnica

Between 25 – August 28, 2016 you can go back in time and experience the Middle Ages in the north-eastern Croatian town of Koprivnica! The annual Renesansni festival takes place just outside the centre of town. A whole area decorated with the Middle Ages as a theme, you can experience traditional crafts, livestock, archery, knight competitions, medieval music and food. …

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Photo’s from Porcijunkolovo 2016 in Cakovec

Last weekend I have been to the folklore event in Čakovec. It was beautiful sunny weather, it was busy and there was much to see! The main street was completely decorated with coloured umbrellas some of them were painted, what made them even more personal. There were old-timer cars, that went for a drive through the region, the change of …

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Island Krk – perfect destination for your sun vacation!

Island Krk is the second largest island in the Adriatic Sea and is situated in the north of Croatia, near the city of Rijeka. The island of Krk has everything for a perfect vacation – sun, sea, many beaches, culture, good food, availability of all sorts of activities and beautiful scenery! I was on Krk last September and the weather …

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Sport and activities in Umag, Istria

Last week I wrote a piece about Dubrovnik, a unique UNESCO town in southern Croatia. Now we go all the way to the north to Umag on the Istrian peninsula. Umag is a very popular tourist destination because Umag has everything to offer for a great holiday. A beautiful tens of kilometres long coastline with a well-kept promenade, ideal for …

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Visit Dubrovnik on your vacation to Croatia

The 67th Dubrovnik Summer Festival begins on July 10 with an opening ceremony at 21:00 in front of the church of St. Blaise ending with a grand firework – the festival continues until August 25! At twenty locations in the city performances of mainly classical music are given by 2000 various artists from all over the world. Dubrovnik is the …

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Your Dog & Holiday in Croatia

It’s great fun to take your dog with you on vacation, and Croatia is a perfect holiday destination to take your pet dog with you. Take your dog for a swim in the clear blue Adriatic sea, walk through the woods and along the beautiful natural countryside. I have collected some fun and useful information about travelling with your dog …

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Vacation in Croatia & the train!

From the Austrian-Hungarian Empire onwards travelling by train has been important in Croatia. I have collected some interesting facts and sites you can visit or have an active day out with the train as main theme! The Croatian National Railways HŽ Putnički prijevoz (HŽPP) is the name of the Croatian Railway, on their website you can find all kind of …

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City walk through Čakovec

In the most north-eastern part of Croatia lies the small rural city Čakovec, idyllically located between the rivers Mura and Drava and surrounded in the south-east by fields and in the north-west by green hills with vineyards. The town is perfect for a day out! You can walk through the traffic free centre and enjoy the nice architecture, there are …

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