Nothing to do with girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes but an entirely subjective list of my favourite Croatian dishes and where to find them. What is to follow over the next few articles is a treasure map of sorts, taking you on a journey through the rich landscape of Croatian cuisine. It
Tourism is a many-headed beast these days: cycling holidays, adventure holidays, Robinson Crusoe-style holidays, and even dental treatment holidays are becoming the norm and gourmet or foodie holidays and holiday tours are increasingly popular with those visiting Croatia.
As the Croatian cuisine emerged, the two food-loving fairy godmothers sat at its cradle and each brought their lavish gifts to the feast. The cuisine of Croatia is sumptuously diverse. For it is defined by Croatia’s distinct history and geography – the former bequeathing it with European and Eastern dishes and latter bringing both the
You’ve got the beach, the sun and the sunsets – there’s nothing left for the kids to complain about, right? Err, no. Soon enough there’ll be whines to the effect of “I’m bored and I’ll make sure you know it. And you will never, ever finish that book you’re reading”. So, before you make that
An environment without cars is a true rarity in the world where noise and pollution have become part and parcel of modern life. And for those of us who love walking and cycling but prefer warm showers to icy wells and electricity to petrol lamps, it is a great compromise between present and the past.
My idea of a great coast and a good swim is firmly rooted in my childhood experience of the Adriatic Sea that embraces the long and varied line of Croatian coastline. Jumping into the slick, crystal water and swimming with ease any which way, undisturbed by violent currents, thundering waves or, indeed, dangerous sea creatures
Dalmatian Capital Named in Mashable Top 12 Must Visits in 2016 Split is becoming one of Europe’s hottest destinations. And the international media are paying attention. Is one of our most beloved towns in Croatia, we love walking around the old city that really is a Palace owned by Diocletian, a roman Emperor at the
A “pumpkin”. This is what my good friend calls Zagreb’s pride and joy that is the Medvednica Nature Park, aka Sljeme - the home of the Snow Queen World Cup alpine race that’s been taking place on its splendid slopes since 2005, named in honour of a four-time Olympic gold medallist and a multiple (as
Much has been said about the glorious Advent month of December on Zagreb’s streets. But this being my blog I get to say what I like. And what I like are the megawatts of Christmas lights strewn all around the Zagreb’s streets and squares. The lights and the amazing variety of mulled wine that’s on
Much has changed for the Croatian capital city of Zagreb in the last few years. Less than seven years ago I shared a drink with a well-travelled Zimbabwean acquaintance from Belgium (yes, really) at the Goodge Street blues bar, when he summed up his visit to my hometown of Zagreb (rather than Dubrovnik since he’d