Thursday, 9 March 2023

Dr. Laganini, or How I Stopped Worrying & Embraced the Rhythm

March 9, 2023 - Laganini, the chilled Croatian way. Check it out through the eyes of our latest TCN correspondent, Pedro Premuz, a Croatian returnee from Argentina. Welcome, Number 187! If you would like to write for TCN about the Croatia where you are, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Subject Writing. It's May, some random Tuesday before 10:00 am. I walk past construction workers on my way to a kafić (coffee shop), and I daringly peek inside the building they are working on. Except they are not fixing it now, they are already having their first break, which could be their second. beer in…
Wednesday, 8 March 2023

Meet the Mighty State of Uhljebistan in Croatia

March 8, 2023 - So how does Croatia really work? Meet the Mighty State of Uhljebistan. Can learning one word of a foreign language change your understanding of that country and your relationships with your local friends? It did with me. The day I learned the word Uhljeb and its effect on Croatian society, Croatia changed for me, and so did my relationships with many of my Croatian friends.
Find out how Croatia really works be entering insides the walls of the Mighty State of Uhljebistan, a country within a country in Croatia. **** You can subscribe to the…
Wednesday, 8 March 2023

How to Obtain Permanent Croatian Residence as an EU/EEA Citizen

March the 8th, 2023 - In this article, I'll take you through what you need to do to obtain permanent Croatian residence as a European Union/European Economic Area citizen. A bit of good news is that EU law makes this your right to have after five years of lawful, uninterrupted temporary residence. Let's dive in. I've already written extensively about what you need to do to secure temporary Croatian residence as an EU/EEA citizen in this article, so make sure to click on that and read through it if it applies to you, because you won't get permanent Croatian residence…
Wednesday, 8 March 2023

Kopacki Rit Starting Tech4All Project to Help Preserve Endangered Species

March 11, 2023 - For World Wild species Day, March 3, the leading Technology Company Huawei officially launched the Tech4All project in cooperation with the Faculty of Agrobiotechnical Sciences in Osijek (FAZOS). The project aims to preserve the biosystem in Kopacki Rit. It has been realized with Rainforest Connection, a global partner of Huawei from the USA, and FAZOS. As SiB writes, the Tech4all project, with the help of state-of-the-art technologies and artificial intelligence, Huawei, along with partners Rainforest Connection, FAZOS, and Nature Park Kopacki Rit, will help protect the endangered species of plants and animals and in protecting and…
Wednesday, 8 March 2023

19th ZagrebDox International Documentary Film Festival Starting Soon!

March 10, 2023 - The ZagrebDox International Documentary Film Festival is finishing preparations for its nineteenth edition. It will traditionally open the Croatian Film Festival season at the Kaptol Boutique cinemas from March 26 to April 2. As Journal writes, the last publicly spoken sentence at the end of each film festival is the first of the new season: preparations began last year, with the last day of the last festival. The details may vary, but at the core, it is always the same: the preparations for the festival last all year. There is only enough time for the final…
Tuesday, 7 March 2023

Why I No Longer Give Free Advice about Croatia

March 7, 2023 - After 12 years of writing online, why I no longer give free advice about Croatia.   It all started with a laptop and a pint. A new career, the latest in a string of new careers - being self-employed in a foreign land is not without its challenges.  Writing.  I remember how nervous I was when I started the Total Hvar blog way back in October 2011. Did I have anything interesting to say? Would anyone actually read my words? There have been many milestones over the last 12 years, which live long in the memory, but…
Tuesday, 7 March 2023

Antibiotics, Vegeta, Lasers: Meet the Legendary Croatian Female Scientists

March 8, 2023 - Gabrijela Kobrehel, Croatian chemist and inventor of Sumamed, an important antibiotic used worldwide, passed away at 83 on Monday, 6 March. On International Women's Day, let us honour her along with Zlata Bartl and Lidija Colombo, all three legendary Croatian female scientists. From left to right: Gabrijela Kobrehel, Slobodan Dokic, Gorjana Radobolja-Lazarevski and Zrinka Tamburasev As 24Sata writes, Gabrijela was born in Obedisce in Moslavina. She graduated from the Faculty of Technology in Zagreb and worked at the Pliva Research Institute on chemical transformations of antibiotics, specifically synthesizing new macrolide antibiotics. She published 25 scientific papers…
Monday, 6 March 2023

Exploring The Croatian Language - The Gorski-Kotar Dialect

March the 6th, 2023 - The Gorski-Kotar dialect is a dialect of Kajkavian, and is spoken in the narrower area of the boundaries of Gorski Kotar, all the way to the upper reaches of the Kupa river. We've explored many of the dialects, subdialects and indeed languages in their own right as some linguists consider them to be which are spoken across modern Croatia. From the Dubrovnik subdialect (Ragusan) in the extreme south of Dalmatia to Northwestern Kajkavian in areas like Zagorje, the ways in which people speak in this country deviate from what we know as standard Croatian language enormously. That goes without…
Sunday, 5 March 2023

World's Biggest Welcome, Croatia's Best Tourism Promo

March 5, 2023 - What is the most impressive tourism promotion project you have seen in Croatia? Something to beat the World's Biggest Welcome? One man. One Project. One Word. Welcome. As a hospitable tourism country, what if Croatia could also offer the World's Biggest Welcome? Daniel Lacko, an adventure tourism expert, decided to do just that for Croatia. It took him 65 days, more than 2,500 kilometres, but he achieved this goal back in 2011. For me, the most impressive tourism promotion project in my 20 years in Croatia.
The video premieres tonight at 19:53.  Which Croatian tourism…
Sunday, 5 March 2023

A Tribute to the Magnificent Women Winemakers of Croatia

March 5, 2023 - As International Women's Day approaches, a tribute to the magnificent women winemakers  of Croatia. This is not another article about International Women's Day. It's a story of women who, like every other woman in the world, excel at their craft. What makes them even more precious to us is the nature of their art. These women make outstanding wines.  Every 8th of March, women around the world are celebrated. Women have been fighting for their rights for years in most countries. Croatia is no exception. One point of view makes Croatians more blessed than many other…
Sunday, 5 March 2023

CRO Survival Kit: English Talk Show Premieres Today

March 5, 2023 - A new talk show in English, hosted by TCN's Paul Bradbury, kicks off today - meet CRO Survival Kit by 24Sata. They come in various guises. Tourists. Expats. Digital Nomads. Remote Workers. Returnees. Diaspora. Foreigners and Croatians with foreign roots with an interest in Croatia, many of them living permanently in Croatia. How does Croatia look through their eyes, and what are the issues which concern them the most here? Always ready to leave my comfort zone, I am delighted to announce a TCN partnership with 24Sata to bring you the first (at least I think…
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