Christmas in Dalmatia

As the sun was slowly falling behind Pasman Island, on a day before the Christmas Eve, I took my son and went squid fishing. The evening was beautiful and scents of cold December night were already upon us. The seascape of my childhood and my ancestors, had that ghostly, unreal appearance. The sea was calm…

Winter hiking in Dalmatia – (archaeology hike)

Sunny winter days are great for getting outside and enjoying nature and various historic sites. Basically, I am not interested in beautiful nature if there are no ruins. I love all sorts of historic sites and, luckily, there are more than plenty of them around where I live and many of them that I am…

Eating shellfish in Croatia

This is a post on one of my favorite foods! I simply adore all sorts of shellfish: Arca noae, mussels, lobster, scampi, clams … Luckily, Croatian Adriatic is  still a very good source of all mentioned so we often visit the fish markets both in Zadar and Split. We also have several friends who dive…

Euphrasian basilica in Poreč, Istria

It has been a while since I first visited Euphrasian Basilica in Porec – back in 1987 while we took a field trip to Istria. Located in lovely Porec town, it is one of the most exceptional monuments for early Christian architecture and art in Europe and listed with UNESCO as a World Heritage Site….