Travel in Croatia – Pakovo Selo near Drniš

Although I am not a big fan of artificial villages and folk-Disneylands, Etnoland “Dalmati” near Pakovo selo was not a bad idea. It was imagined as a traditional hamlet that would give a good picture of the traditional life in the hinterland of Šibenik. Unfortunately, it does not look good… Instead of lovely, typical stone…

Food and Wine of Croatia – Bibich Riserva 2006

I definitely don’t want to make this a video blog but just today I found a great video clip review of my favorite wine. Bibich riserva 2006! Actually, last week we got a case of 2007 and it is a notch better than 2006 but watch the review and enjoy! I am so glad my…

Blacksmith and peka – traditions of Dalmatia

We recently received an order for a peka to ship to US. It was ordered through our Culinary Croatia web site that specializes in cooking tours and classes in Croatia but we also ship some unique products from Croatia. We hope to establish a web store but that can wait with World economy like this……

Travel in Croatia – Travel guide by DK

I am a big fan of DK Eyewitness series and recently, when I was in US, I purchased the one on Croatia printed for US market. Just last night I was going over it just to check some information and if everything is as it should be. And then I have noticed that Venetians are…

Travel in Croatia – Sea Kayak Odyssey: Rab to Skradin

The idea behind Secret Dalmatia project was always to offer unique and original programs in entire Dalmatia. So it happens that people are looking for the same level of experience all over the country and we had to expand, but that is another story. Few years back an owner of Southern Seas Ventures – Al…

Travel in Dalmatia – Bura of March

Bura is the wind very closely connected with Dalmatia. Although it is common from Trieste to Montenegro, everyone connects it primarily with Dalmatia. It is a northern wind of, sometimes, gusts reaching over 200 Km/h. That is the time to stay inside! The strongest gusts are in Trieste region although it is commonly perceived that…

Food and Wine of Croatia – Octopus for lunch

Octopus is one of my favorite sea-food. Especially in the summer – being light and refreshing. But winter is good time for octopus as well. My wife often prepares it either as a salad or as a delicious stew traditional way. Being from Vis island, it is “in her blood” someone would say, since Vis…

Kaić na kraju – painting the boat

It is that time of year again… Time to pull out the boat and fix what is needed. Clean it and paint it. This is our late grandfather’s boat. The boat in Dalmatia is called “kaić” – read kaich. It is about 40 years old now but still in excellent shape. My family comes from…