Spring is coming – Zrmanja and Dobarnica rivers

We have been blessed with very warm winter this year with temperatures rarely (or never) dropping bellow 5 Celsius. We also had rain. A LOT of rain. Ans even that seems like an understatement … In fact, we had so much rain that most of the rivers and springs were at their all time maximum…

Karst, megaliths, mysteries…or not?

This mild winter, when it is not raining, is perfect for exploring the region and for hiking, walking and all sorts of activities outdoors. I have a list of places that I plan to visit – both historic and natural – that is ever-expanding as I keep discovering new spots. There are about 60 of…

Donkeys in Dalmatia

Yesterday we went mushroom picking in the woods of Bukovica and although the hunt for some edible mushrooms was not all that successful, we did get to enjoy wonderful walk in the woods on a sunny autumn afternoon. On our way back, a small group of donkeys got in our way on the road. They…

Spring of Zrmanja river

… continuing from previous post on Una River spring So after the picnic, we continued down the Gračac – Knin road to the village of Zrmanja Vrelo clearly indicating that spring of Zrmanja river is nearby. Since my “obsession” with visiting all the springs – and tasting water at the very spring – of all…

Best Restaurants of Croatia – Šopot

Looong overdue, here comes a post on one of the greatest places serving traditional food. “Šopot” restaurant, located in Šopot near Benkovac is one of the best traditional restaurants in the region. Well worth you turning right when coming off the highway and heading towards Biograd. It is easy to reach and your only worry…

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…

Kudin most on Krupa

This is the second time I am writing about this place that was first described a while back on another post on Kudin most but this visit was more special… In the summer heat, while everyone is going to the sea for cooling off, I went to meet my friend and his small group on…

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…

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…