Roman aqueduct of Zadar and Vrana cave

Village of Vrana, near Biograd and Zadar, is filled with amazing treasures. The area was inhabited from the earliest days of civilization since it was lying on fertile soil with numerous fresh water springs and it was close to the sea. This area has over a dozen great fresh water springs that almost never go…

Traditional tuna fishing in Croatia

Tuna fishing has a loong tradition in the Adriatic. It probably dates back to the Illyrian times and Greek colonization in the 5th century BC. I recently purchased a lovely postcard from the early 20th century showing a traditional tunara or observation point in small town of Bakar near Rijeka. Tunaras were used up to…

Best restaurants in Croatia – Restoran Toni, Tisno (Island Murter)

Recently we stopped at Toni restaurant after hearing about great chocolate cake they serve. We decided to go for a dinner and have a bit of everything. This restaurant is famous for sea food and they take particular care in getting the best. We started with their famous sea food apetizers. I ordered all just…

Lavdara Island – Islands of Dalmatia

Lavdara. It has been a while since I was there. Maybe 6 years now… We had a lovely trip with some friends:barbecue, beer, wine and some stretching on lovely April sun. Since then, I was planning to get back on several occasions but simply too busy or always something else (excuses, excuses…). It is an…

Post no. 100

I started writing this blog to let people know of all the riches that can be seen in Croatia and to promote my web sites. But, it is becoming more of that, it is becoming a bit of a guide to all that can be seen in Croatia but also to our customs, way of…

Tour of Plitvice Lakes in the Fall

Plitvice Lakes National Park is one of the most visited parts of Croatia. It is situated in the mountainous Lika region. These amazing 16 lakes connected with countless waterfalls, are one of the most beautiful places in Europe in general and it is no surprise that this National Park often gets voted as the most…

Traditional olive picking in Croatia/Dalmatia

“Mrtvi dan, skale van!” (All Saints Day, bring out the ladders!) This old proverb is rarely used these days when fashionable “Extra Virgin Olive Oil” is taking roots even here, on the shores of Dalmatia. Traditional olive picking would start somewhere around November 1st and lasts through the winter, sometimes even till mid January or,…

Eating in Paris and London

Wherever I go on a holiday or even a shorter trip, I am doing a research. Observing and tasting, I am looking for new things to offer and to design new programs based on our strengths and other nation’s experiences. Comparing tastes and values is also a big part of that research. This November, we…