Meet the Authors

  • Andrea Pisac is an award-winning fiction writer and blogger. She has a PhD degree in anthropology from Goldsmiths College in London, UK. Her last novel ‘Hakirana Kiti’ [Hacked Kiti] was short-listed for Croatia’s best novel in 2014. After spending 10 years the…
  • Andrew MacDowall is an independent correspondent and analyst covering Central and Eastern Europe, from Poland to Albania. His work has appeared in the Financial Times, Guardian, Telegraph, Independent, and Business New Europe. He is CEE correspondent for CS Monitor's Monitor Global Outlook…
  • In my early days as a journalist, already in the 80´s, it occurred to me that the only way to write what I want to write is not to be fully employed by anyone. Since 90´ I am a freelancer commissioned in…
  • Ankica Mamić, owner of the IMC agency, has been a marketing and public relations expert for more than 20 years. Based on her previous work and on her influence in the filed today, she is rightfully referred to as a pioneer of…
  • Ashley Colburn is a two-time Emmy award winning television producer and host. Specializing in travel documentaries and promoting countries worldwide, she has television series airing worldwide, Takeoff with Ashley Colburn and WONDERS, all filmed in more than 30 countries. In addition to…
  • Cliff is Court of Master Sommeliers Certified Sommelier in New York City. He has served as sommelier at Beaubourg/Le District, and the Caudalie French Paradox Wine Lounge at the historic Plaza Hotel. Cliff is also a Wine Educator and regularly teaches at…
  • Originally from South-East Ireland, I first came to the Croatia in 2009 as part of a backpacking trip. I loved the history and culture so much I decided to scrap the rest of my planned route to spend more time here. I…
  • Daniela Rogulj was born to Croatian parents in the small, agricultural town of Fallbrook in San Diego, California. Having grown up with a rich Croatian culture, Daniela has never associated herself as American, but firstly Croatian (and Dalmatian!). With a few trips…
  • A British expat living in Istria since swapping the rain from the sun, Dave was a photographer in the UK (as well as a year in the States). Now getting back in to photography as the day job - running the property…
  • An expat who has made Vukovar his home after spending many years living and working in exotic places such as Barcelona, Moscow, Sydney and Budapest. A father of 3 children all of whom have the privilege of carrying two passports! He lives…
  • The good spirit of Zagreb, is a title that has a special place in the hearts of the citizens of my city. The spirit became a folk legend through the writing of Pavao Pavličić who created the Spirit and used him as…
  • Freelance translator, tourist guide and English teacher. Lover of all things English, Portuguese and French, a passionate DIY-er, a (very) amateur photographer, Potterhead and hoarder who likes to eat dark chocolate, drink good coffee, listen to David Bowie, read Terry Pratchett, and…
  • Né à Paris d’un père croate de la région de Lika et d’une mère française, Emmanuel a appris le dialecte local croate dans sa famille bien avant de se familiariser avec la langue usuelle. Avide d’Europe et de découvertes, il a vécu…
  • After graduating as MA of Economics in Split (with semester spent in Stockholm and London), Filipa decided to stay in her hometown to develop her business ideas. She started to build her business in tourism during her education and first work experiences…
  • Born in Zagreb, raised in Split, an ex-journalist on local radio and national TV, changing his career to business and discovering that it can be less lucrative than journalism. Has expirience in trading, traveling, sport reporting and pub crawling. Deeply in love…
  • Tourism news portal HrTurizam.hr is meant for the tourism sector and has positioned itself as the leading independent expert tourism media in Croatia. The business model is based as a channel of direct communication and sales to the tourism sector. HrTurizam.hr has…
  •   Upon his return from five years of living in New York, Igor entered the Croatian media industry as a photojournalist and navigated it for 15 years. Throughout those years he created or joined projects involving festivals, workshops and other events. After…
  • Iva's first childhood memories are connected to traveling. As a 4-year old, she took a train from Zagreb to Zabok with a family's friend and stayed for 2 weeks of exploration in the lovely Zagorje countryside without getting homesick. Later she finished…
  • Iva was born and raised in Zagreb, where she obtained a degree in chemistry. After a brief and not-quite-pleasant attempt of achieving a career in pharmaceutical industry, she decided to pursue a lifestyle of a freelancer, working on various projects mostly from…
  • Ivana Šepak is native Croatian, born in Zagreb and raised in Ivanić Grad. When she moved in 2005. to attend the American College of Management and Technology, it was love at first sight with Dubrovnik. She has mostly worked in the tourism…
  • Another foreigner on Hvar - born and raised in Slovakia, living in Jelsa since 2007. After some working experience in sales and marketing in hospitality industry on the island, I decided to become a full time mother - best decision ever made!!…
  • It's been about 25 years since Ivica entered the world of media, and in that time he has worked with dozens of radio stations, daily newspapers, magazines, news portals, etc. As a war reporter he covered fighting in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia, as…
  • Ivo Jurcic is a native Croatian, born and raised in Rijeka, a Croatian city known for it's strong alternative presence and liberal viewpoints. He's a philosophy student with plans of majoring journalism and has been ghostwriting and blogging for years. I started…
  • Rodio sam se 1964. u Zagrebu, a živim u Samoboru. S vinom sam počeo ljubovati u pubertetu uz oca, također Ivu, vinara amatera koji me naučio poštivati vino. Početkom devedesetih godina prošlog stoljeća počeo sam pisati o vinu u Večernjem listu. Objavio…
  • Coming from Oakville which is part of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) in Canada and moving to Osijek has been a great change. I wanted to do something in my field with a little bit more adventure, and bring a positive change…
  • Jan Albers, born and raised in Germany by a father from Friesland and a Croatian mother with roots from Olib, he moved back to Croatia in 2010 to pursue new horizons. Falling in love he decided to stay and never regretted ever…
  • Dubrovnik born and bred, Jelena has spent the last six years studying and working in five different countries until she got hit by a wave of nostalgia and decided to return to the Old Continent. An art and architecture historian as well…
  • I first visited Dubrovnik in the early 1980’s as part of a school Mediterranean Cruise trip.  For many years I wanted to return for a longer visit and finally achieved this in 2013. I have been a regular visitor since, at various…
  • I'm a young author, content creator and marketing specialist that has worked for years in the sports and (with) the media. After almost a decade in Zagreb I've returned home to Čakovec. I'm absolutely thrilled not to let down my English teacher…
  • Bilingual business owner from Nottingham, specialising in tourism and living full time in Dubrovnik. Comedic and satirical writer for popular online magazine Thought Catalog with occasional pieces for Elite Daily. Freelancer open to most things, including writing, marketing, translation, hosting and dogs.
  • Probably echoing many a foreigner in these lands, Lee found his way to Croatia to start a new life - and while here decided to get married, because why not? Having spent over a decade reading history, philosophy, and politics at University,…
  • Lidija Ivanek SiLa is an award-winning artist. During her University years in Croatia she was a director of small buiseness, a doctor of veterinary medicine and after 13 years working as vet, she decided to switch the profession and become full-time artist.…
  • I am 60 year-old Belgian citizen, who has been living in Beli Manastir since 2008, having worked for the Belgian army for 35 years, including many missions in foriegn countries. Contact Luka on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
  • Freelance journalist and tourist guide. Born and raised in Slavonia. Gratuated in accounting on faculty of economics and in public administration on faculty of law. In focus of his interests is local gastronomy, wine and craft beer production, outdoor sports, natural and…
  • The work of Osijek photographers, Mario Romulić and Dražen Stojčić, is not only friendship based, but also they share joint passion towards photograph as well as many other aspects of their careers. The cooperation started more than eight years ago after Mario…
  • Born on the very last day of 1986, Michel Percan was raised and educated in the old and historical city of Pula in the region of Istria. In the early days, perhaps as part of both Balkan heritage and Istrian multiculturalism, he…
  • Working with Internet portals for 10 years, and in bussiness with web sites and Internet marketing over 8 years, Mihael has gained a lot of experience in jobs such as editor of Osijek online city portal (now OsijekNews.hr portal), Internet portal DobreVijesti.info…
  • Mihaela Šego teaches Croatian to foreigners, is the owner of CRO to go – Croatian for foreigners language school, ands also a blogger, mom, and funny short stories author, born and raised in Karlovac, the town on four rivers. She’s lived in…
  • Nikolina Demark - art historian, obsessed with architecture. Insatiable consumer of words, food and pop culture. Spends most of her time reading and writing, and just in case that wasn't nerdy enough, organizes a pub quiz in her spare time. Lived in…
  • A Brit who swapped the rain of his native Manchester for the sun of his adopted Hvar via Somalia, Paul had been living full-time in Croatia since 2003.  After various failed get-rich-quick ideas, he embarked on an online writing career, which although…
  • Peter Ellis writes about local food and wine, these days in Istria, although he wrote restaurant reviews when he lived in London. His addiction to Istrian food knows no bounds. He claims to have been thin when he first came to Istria.…
  • Originally from the UK, John and Rachael moved to the Dalmatian Island of Korcula in 2010 after falling in love with the location during a back-packing trip around Europe. Wanting to share their passion with visitors to the island they set up…
  • I am from Ljubljana, where I was born and educated. My second home is at my grandparents in the gorgeous region between Drava and Mura river – Medjimurje, where I lived for the first three years of my life. So the knowledge…
  • Roderick Wilde is a businessman who lives half his time in Knin with his Croatian wife and the other half in the U.S. in Washington State on the Olympic Peninsula. He is also the founder and Executive Director of the Historic Electric…
  • Apart from being a positive cry of approval in the Anglosaxon world – WOW is the name of an association - „Women on wine“ (or in Croatian ŽIV – Žene i vino). Founded by journalist, editor and writer Sanja Muzaferija, it gathers…
  • Sarah-Jane Begonja packed up her life as Marketing Manager in Australia and now along with her husband and son calls a small Croatian village home. SJ first fell in love with Croatia in 2000 and now shares her passion for discovering Croatia…
  • Sasa Cvetojevic is a successful entrepreneur with years of experience in the healthcare sector, mobile communications industry and supply chain management. He is the founder and owner of a number of companies and health care institutions in Croatia. Sasa is also actively…
  • I was born in Osijek, Slavonia region, spent my childhood and youth there. For the last 18 years I have lived in the gorgeous little town of Omiš, Central Dalmatia region. Over the time I became split between the two destinations: Slavonia…
  • Freelancer - journalist of Glas Slavonije daily newspaper and photographer, member of FIJET Croatia (World Federation of Travel Journalists and Writers) Executive Board. Winner of HZSN award for work/activities in local media.2009. Now living in Moscow (Russia) and Klokočevci (Croatia). I am…
  • Freelance translator, English tutor, film & photography enthusiast, avid festivalgoer, chocolate fiend and an amateur philosopher. Born and raised in Zagreb, where she still lives. Sonja has recently obtained an MA degree in English and Russian, so her long, steep climb up…
  • Croatian American activist originally from Minnesota; lived 28 years in the Washington, D.C. area; co-founder and officer now for 23 years with the National Federation of Croatian Americans; number one charity is working with Special Olympics in Croatia; served as congressional political…
  • Born in Canada, to parents that came from Croatia’s Slavonia region but with roots in Lika, Zagorje, Bosnia and Slovenia, it’s understandable that embracing multiculturalism and coexistence would be important forces driving the passion for travel and the most international of languages:…
  • Freelance translator and interpreter of English, Russian and Crotian languages, I share my living and working periods of time between Split and Gothenburg as of recently. I was working as English teacher in secondary public school for 20 years after which I…
  • For Tara, her initial encounter with the Croatian coastline in the Summer of 2016 meant love at first sight. Naturally, it held a magnetic pull and she decided to plant her flag in Dalmatia, Split. A creative, go-getter she has a keen…
  • Tash Pericic is New Zealand born, now living in Croatia after falling for the charms of a Dalmatian man. She has a Bachelor of Laws, coupled with an interesting career history which allows her a unique perspective on many topics. Among many…
  • Croatian born, raised in Melbourne, with enough traveling back and forth to always be an expat. After many years working with children with special needs, the time came to pack up and move back to Croatia, where we've decided to settle. Time…
  • Born in Newport Beach, raised in San Diego this Southern California native can't live without the sun and sea and living on the Dalmatian Coast means she doesn't have to. After studying International Business with a double minor in Spanish and Portuguese…
  • Freelance translator, journalist and TV producer. Born and raised in Zagreb, graduated in international relations from the University of London. Worked as a producer for Croatian Television, and later as a freelance TV producer. As a translator, translated about twenty books and…
  • Main areas of academic and research interest: political theory, theory of democracy, transition and transformation in post-communist and post-conflict societies, organizational theory, industrial relations, industrial democracy and gender studies. I have published scientific work and lectured in all of these areas. 1975…
  • Translator (German, Croatian, English), guide and unacknowledged blogging genius. Born and lives in Pula, Istria, Croatia. Educated in Germany, Croatia and the United States, economics graduate. Currently beginning to prepare to train for pulling himself up by his bootstraps. Married with children.…
  • Born in London, where her Croatian parents had finished up as refugees from the Second World War, Vivian Grisogono lived in England for most of her life, but came to live permanently on Hvar when the opportunity rose in 2004. Educated at…
  • Marion & Zdravko Podolski   The husband and wife team from GoHvarblog.com have been writing about their love of Croatia and the island of Hvar for over 4 years now. Covering all kinds of wide-ranging subjects from renaissance literature to tectonic activity…
  • I was born in Split, but grew up in Sarajevo. Then I continued my growing up in Scotland, London and Australia. I have spent most of my working life in casinos and hospitality, and in 2006 I returned home, but this time…
  • Holding a degree in Hotel & Resort Management, from Rochester Institute of Technology, New York, Zoran has been working in the hospitality industry for nearly 15 years. Zoran held positions in the food and beverage department and general hotel management and has…

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