Sunday, 7 February 2021

Song Preview: ASHBO is Ready to Share the Love!

February 7, 2021 - HRT brought ASHBO together on Zvijezde Pjevaju and almost two years later, they are taking the stage again at this year’s Dora competition, to be held in Opatija on February 13.   

This will be Ashley, the songwriter’s, first time competing in Dora and  Bojan’s third time.  The lyrics were inspired by Ashley’s travels around the world and the idea that we are all more similar than different, no matter race, religion, status, or culture.  “The last year has been tough on everyone and we all need more love, and most importantly to share the love,” she said.  She will wear Larie by Marina Matić, a gown that will surely make a statement.   

ASHBO has been preparing their performance for months and says it will be a spectacle, something that has never been seen before on Dora.  “We always go full out on everything we do together, so you can expect a  really good show,” Bojan said.    They hope that people will be inspired to #ShareTheLove around the world.   

The music was composed by Ivan Škunca who also wrote and composed  Bojan and Ashley’s first duet, Zadnja Stanica.  Škunca translated the lyrics of “Share the Love” into Croatian.  ASHBO plans to release their official music video and the song in Croatia on Valentine’s Day, February  14, the day of love.   ASHBO is proud to be sponsored by some of their favorite brands including Ilocki Podrumi, Zlatarna Gjoni, City of  Cakovec, Villa Astra, airbreath® and Nova Rent a Car.   

Bojan Jambrošić started his singing career in 2009. Since then he has  recorded 3 albums, Bolji od ljubavi (2009.), Zapisano u zvijezdama  (2013.) and his most recent, “Kajkavski biseri” was performed with  Tamburaški orkestar and received a Porin award.  He also has a very successful acting career where he has starred as the main role in 8  musicals and one operetta. He was nominated for “Nagrada Hrvatskog glumišta” for best male role in a musical. With this song, they want to share the positive message of togetherness, tolerance, and love.  

Ashley Colburn is a Croatian-American travel journalist born and raised in California, who decided to move to Croatia 5 years ago, basing herself in Istria. Her first Emmy was for "WOW Croatia" which was viewed by millions around the globe. Ashley continues to promote every corner of  Croatia and believes it is the most beautiful country.  After Zvijezde  Pjevaju, ASHBO recorded their first duet together, "Zadnja Stanica" and filmed a video all around Croatia.  In 2020, Ashley released Croatia's  first English country song that was composed by her mom and was  produced in Nashville called, "Feels Like Home."  Since traveling was  tough in 2020, Ashley grew to love songwriting, which led to her  writing "Share the Love."  


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Thursday, 3 October 2019

Doing Business in Croatia - 4th Business Cafe International in Zagreb

October 3, 2019 - The 4th Business Café International event, which gathers foreign entrepreneurs starting a business and moving to Croatia, will be held Monday, October 14th in Zagreb at 6 p.m. at the Rooftop Lateral, Strojarska 20/26.

Business Café International was established to highlight the opposite of migration trends, i.e., showing examples of entrepreneurs who moved to Croatia to start businesses. It is a joint effort to make Croatia a country that is not just great to live in, but also an attractive place for doing business. 

Kristina Ercegović, Business Café founder, with this new project, continues to promote her vision of Croatia as one of the best places to live and work. 

This time a lady we all know from the TV show “Zvijezde pjevaju” will be joining us together with His Excellency, the Ambassador of Israel and the Ambassador of the UK. 

Ashley Colburn is a two-time Emmy award-winning television producer and host. After receiving an Emmy for her documentary WOW Croatia 10 years ago, she decided to move from US, California to Croatia, Istria.  For more info visit 

After visiting more than 60 countries for work, why did she choose Croatia to do life and business, and how is it going? 

We are also happy to announce that Isreali Ambassador Ilan Mor will be sharing insights into the Start-Up nation’s entrepreneurial mindset and what can Croatians learn from that. 

Also, UK Ambassador Andrew Dalgleish will be joining us. 

How does Brexit affect doing business in Croatia? Which opportunities are now available to us?

What do they both think can be done to improve the business climate in Croatia?

Don't miss the opportunity to meet and connect with excellent local and foreign entrepreneurs exchanging ideas and the well-known energy and atmosphere of all Business Café events. 

More info and tickets are available on 

Sponsors of Business Cafe International are Diglossia translations, Catering Team Lisak, and Domella beauty. 

Media sponsors are Total Croatia News, Croatia2go, Diplomacy, and Commerce. 

Media partners are:  Womeninadria, Mentorica, and Poduzetnik. 


Kristina Ercegovic, EMBA 

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091 1555 228 

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Friday, 16 November 2018

Ashley Colburn Releases New Promo Video for Osijek-Baranja County

November 15, 2018 - More welcome promotion for eastern Croatia, as Ashley Colburn, the Californian with an Istrian address, releases her latest video on the regions of Croatia, this time from Osijek-Baranja County.

Ashley Colburn, perhaps Croatia's best-known tourism promoter from the United States has been  in eastern Croatia, filming the latest episode of her video series, Ashley Colburn's Croatia, this time from Osijek-Baranja County. Colburn introduces the new video as follows:

In just under a few hours from Zagreb heading east, you will reach the amazing county of Osijek-Baranja. This area of Croatia is full of wine roads, agriculture, rich tradition and amazing Nature. Osijek is the 4th largest city in Croatia and has an old fortress which can’t be missed in the old town known as,Tvrda. Tvrda hosts many events throughout the year, so always be sure to see what is happening during your visit. Wine roads surround the small villages and traditional houses can still be visited where the wine is made and stored. Some houses have even transformed into tasting rooms. The oldest and largest wineries also are located in this county and have unique views of castles and the Danube River. Kopacki Rit Nature Park is full of more than 300 species of birds and other wildlife. You can take a boat tour through the park and enjoy the breathtaking nature. The Lipizzaner Stud Farm has two locations in Dakovo where you can see the horses take their morning run at Ivandvor or go into the city and see a touristic show. Throughout the county you will also find many small villages where you can explore castles and appreciate the Baroque and Tudor styles.

Ashley Colburn has been an occasional contributor for TCN over the years - check out her articles here.

Sunday, 1 October 2017

A Walk Around Rijeka With Ashley Colburn (Video)

Take a tour around the most distinguished locations in Rijeka with Ashley Colburn

Friday, 7 July 2017

Ashley Colburn's Guide to Krka National Park (Video)

Getting around Krka National Park is now easier than ever with the help of Ashley Colburn’s latest video guide.

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Ashley Colburn Discovers Vukovar Srjem County (VIDEO)

Ashley Colburn's video tour of Croatia continues on June 22, 2017, with an introduction to the delights of Vukovar Srjem County in eastern Croatia.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Croatia, the View from Asia: Interview with Ashley Colburn

Asia is one of the fastest developing markets for Croatian tourism. One of Croatia's most high-profile and tourism promoters and ambassadors Ashley Colburn recently spent two months filming i Asia, while leaving her heart in Croatia. TCN caught up with Ashley on April 20, 2017, to learn more about the perceptions of Croatia from Asia. 

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