Gnalic Shipwreck Exhibition at Biograd City Museum

This year’s Night at the Museum we spent at home as it was too cold for a baby to go out. So, it is a perfect opportunity to present one of Croatia’s most exclusive museum collections located in Biograd’s own City Museum. The shipwreck of Gnalic and it’s find was a major news back in…

Sacred places of Illyria

Illyria is probably not the best name for the region that is still so mysterious as we struggle in getting answers to even the basic quastions about the ancient inhabitants that lived here. It encompasses  Dalmatia and it’s hinterland including Hercegovina in modern day Bosnia and Hercegovina as this region shared a lot of history…

The dawn of the Solstice 2011 in Nin – Secret Dalmatia

It’s been a while since I wanted to do this: wait for the first ray of Sun on the Solstice right next to the beautiful Sv. Kriz church in Nin – World’s smallest cathedral as it is usually called. So, this past Tuesday, I got up at 4 AM and drove to Nin. The town…

Triple barrel cannon by Leonardo Da Vinci. In Benkovac?

I love when I find or just hear about something quite rare. Although it will be in the news soon – as the exhibition on Klicevica opens tomorrow – this is a fairly first report on this interesting triple barrel cannon. I first heard about this canon few months back while hanging out with my…

Frescoes of Beram

Still getting through all the pictures of Istria! It will take at least 3-4 more blog posts to get all that beauty in writing… Next stop was tiny Beram with one of the most interesting late Gothic frescoes in Croatia! A place I always wanted to visit because of several amazing images… The frescoes are…

Spring in Dalmatia

The spring is finally here! The weather was gorgeous and with unusually high temperatures in mid 20s, it was impossible to stay at home. So, I took two friends and left for the hills. First stop: ruins of Assseria near Benkovac. I wrote about this site a while back at Asseria and I visit often…

Otres – Winter hiking in Dalmatia

I am simply drawn to this place… Ostrovica. With all the stories and the natural beauty, it is a very mystical area. It was a famous medieval Croatian fortress that fell in the hands of Turks by treason back in 1523. Re-captured by the Venetians in late 17th century, Ostrovica fortress was leveled to prevent…

Ethnographic Museum of Split

From this year, we will include a visit to the Ethnographic Museum of Split with our private Walking tour of Split. Just before Christmas, my guide Rada took us there for a lovely exhibition of traditional chests that were used to store valuables or personal items. Since I haven’t been there in a while, it…

Sunday’s Antique Fair in Zagreb

One of the places that I visit almost every time when in Zagreb is the wonderful antique/flea fair held every Sunday on Britanski trg square or, popularly called, Britanac. This is one of those beautiful, historic squares in old part of Zagreb that provides a perfect setting for this type of fair. The day was…