Autumn spirit

Autumn is coming and with the new harvest it is Croatia is a great destination for a culinary vacation! The grapes, corn, pumpkins and walnuts are being harvested right now. Delicious pumpkin-soup, and a speciality in the interior of Croatia is pumpkinseed oil (Bučino ulje), with its green colour and nut-like flavour. This oil is used on leafy green, potato …

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Away from the crowds – Explore the Nature of North Croatia

Discover Croatia’s interior and visit the region Međimurje. This northernmost region of Croatia lies between the rivers Drava and Mura and is well known for it’s green hills and fertile plains. The rounded lush green hills are covered by deciduous forest and vineyards and offer splendid views and are perfect for a gastronomical and wine tastings. The fields are filled …

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Breathe the fresh air of rural Croatia

Croatia has much more to offer than sun, sea and beaches for your holiday! The interior of Croatia has natural beauty, great gastronomy, amazing manifestations, a rich and lively cultural heritage and historical sights. A destination in continental Croatia not trampled by tourists are the north western regions, bordering the Slovenian and Hungarian borders. Visit the rural areas with natural …

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Visit Charming Rural Čakovec

Not a overcrowded tourist destination, but real rural Croatia! A charming little city with plenty to offer for those willing to look for a unique personal experience without the large crowds. Čakovec is idyllically located in the northern countryside between the rivers Mura and Drava, wedged between the borders with Slovenia and Hungary, and surrounded by corn fields and green …

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Gourmet delight! Truffle and Wine Festival in Motovun

For a real gourmet experience with fresh white and black truffles rasped in thick layers over your steak, carpaccio or pasta you have to visit Istria in autumn! We visited the one day event ‘Truffle and Teran Wine Festival‘ held in the picturesque hilltop town Motovun one Saturday in October. Arriving there by car we parked and took the bus …

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Happy Easter holiday!

As everywhere else, Easter is also celebrated in Croatia! And of course they also have their own traditional recipes and dishes especially for Easter day. At Easter breakfast the following usually appears on the table coloured boiled eggs cooked or smoked slices of ham along with a spicy sauce of grated horseradish “French” salad (more on this later) During the …

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Sled riding in Lokve, Gorski Kotar

Although in my mind I can’t wait for the first signs of spring it is still the middle of winter! Last week I have been to the Gorski Kotar region, located roughly between the Croatian capital Zagreb and the coastal town Rijeka. In this mountainous area an abundant of wildlife and natural beauty resides, not only in the NP Risnjak …

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Christmas Wonderland Fair in Zagreb

The best Christmas Fair destination in Europe for 2016, and with a reason! The city of Zagreb has planned a very festive, magical, Christmas winter wonderland for everybody! Ice skate park – Ledeni Park At the King Tomislav Square you can enjoy a real treat – a magical ice skate park. In the background music is playing while you actively …

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Advent and Christmas celebration in Cakovec!

In the northern Croatian city Cakovec advent is celebrated, and especially when the night has fallen, it is very nice to walk around the centre of town. Everywhere there are Christmas lights, Christmas trees, a real ice rink, a small train rides through the centre, there is a winter garden where you get to visit Santa Claus and there are …

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