Many years ago, I visited seven islands in the southern Caribbean on a massive cruise ship with oh, just a few thousand of my fellow passengers. Most of our time was spent on the boat, we did little to impact the respective local economies, and I left with very few memories of actually experiencing the individual personalities of those beautiful islands. I decided I’d never set foot on a ship
Did you know that even if only one of your grandparents or parents was born in Croatia, you’re eligible to obtain your Croatian citizenship? Assuming you can provide the required documentation, you may be one year away from becoming a dual citizen. The concept of dual nationality means that a person is a national of two countries at the same time and Croatia allows its citizens to hold foreign citizenship
When people think of truffles, most associate these umami-rich hidden treasures with Italy – specifically, the northwestern Piedmont region. Or Villefranche-du-Périgord, France. Or maybe, the mind drifts to medieval Aínsa, Spain. Meanwhile, overdue buzz has been catapulting the new ‘it girl’ of the truffle world – Croatia’s Istrian peninsula – to soaring popularity. If you’ve visited Croatia, you’ve probably sipped on remarkable wines produced in the Istria region such as Malvasia or Teran.
If I had to summarize my extended time in Croatia using just one word, I’d probably choose “glorious.” The days are indulgently long, with a gentle lavender-scented breeze bringing welcome reprieve from the persevering Adriatic sun. My daily stint at the beach features a panoramic stretch of impossibly crystalline water, framed by pine trees and mountains with the island of Brač in the near distance. We sit on our seaside
The first time I rented a car in Croatia and drove along the Dalmatian coast back in 2014, I was astonished – and not just by the stunning scenery. I’m very familiar with the Dalmatian’s “pomalo” philosophy (take it easy; relax) but apparently, it applies to everything except for driving. Even though I was driving the posted speed limit (and maybe a few kilometres over, if I’m being honest), it