Winter visit to Plitvice Lakes

Winter is not my favorite season. However, it is still a nice time to travel and to explore. As I have been seeing pictures, and hearing a lot about frozen Plitvice waterfalls for years now, I have decided to make a winter visit to the park. And make kids happy taking them to play in…

Stari Fijaker 900 Restaurant – Zagreb

Zagreb has many great restaurants and it is easy to find nice place with great food. Many are modern and quite inovative but most still play it safe with either “Italian” menus or classic Croatian restaurant menus offering same octopus salad, pršut and cheese, few pasta dishes, few variations of steaks… Boring. But, in Zagreb, one can…

“Braja” restaurant and sledding paradise

I hate snow. But kids love it and, like all of us in Dalmatia, they keep bugging us with same old  “Can we go sledding, daddy?” each winter as soon as they see snow on mountain peaks in the distance. And once in a while we all have to prove to be good parents and…

Macola

Coming from Zagreb to Dalmatia – back in the old days; before the highway – we were taking the very scenic road through Lika and usually making a stop in Borje in Korenica (Titova Korenica back then). Sometimes in the 90s that all changed and Macola became the one and only stop for buses, trucks,…

Zagreb Zoo – for children and nature lovers

Every autumn, we try to visit Zagreb ZOO. It is probably the best time to visit this beautiful park although it is pretty in all seasons. It is located in the famous city park Maksimir and opened to general public since 1925. Maksimir was named after bishop Maksimilijan Vrhovec who initiated the construction of the…

Zagreb Wine Gourmet Weekend 2012

Zagreb Wine Gourmet Weekend is one of my favorite wine and food shows in Croatia. A great opportunity to see and learn about new trends, wines, olive oils and food but also to meet some old friends and make some new ones. This year, ZWG was held at wonderful settings of the old Glyptotheque of…

Spring of Una River

Most of us have this fascination with waters. I cannot live very far away from the sea and have to see it at least once a day. So living in the interior is out of the question.. But, I do like rivers. Especially hidden, secret springs just like the spring of river Una. Since it…

Restaurant Week

Since the new “Restaurant Week” is just around the corner, I thought of posting few photos from the last one – from this past fall – when we visited two restaurants in Zagreb. Although “Restaurant Week ” is national event, Zagreb has the most interesting participants and it is quite fun to explore some restaurants…

Hiking to the bottom of Blue Lake of Imotski

The Blue Lake (Modro jezero) has been dry for over three months now and no one even remembers when was the last time the drought was so serious… I had a post on Modro jezero a while back so I won’t go into too many details. Just a few basics: – the depth of the…