Dinner in the Sky – in Split Croatia

If you are not scared of heights, do you think you could eat your dinner on a specially rigged platform hanging 65 meters in the sky over Split, Croatia?
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For a limited time during July 9 – August 23, 2015, you can experience a cocktail in the sky or dinner in the sky over Split, it surely will be a different attraction, and at the same time you can have some amazing views of the city and the coastline which you won’t get anywhere else. Continue reading

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Croatia from above – amazing photos

Croatia from above" is the biggest croatian photo project ever undertaken. Photographer Davor Rostuhar spent seven years taking photos of Croatia's natural and cultural beauty, using aeroplanes, helicopters and drones.
Result of the project is 200 unique photos that reveal attractions from a new angle, in a new light. All 200 photos can be seen in best selling photo-monograph: "National Geographic - Croatia from above". 60 photos are presented in a traveling outdoor exhibition powered by solar energy that was seen by half a milion people in 11 towns in the first year.
Author's choice of 50 "best of" photos can be seen on YouTube for the first time on Internet.

Find out more about the project (and order a book) at:
http://www.croatiafromabove.com
http://www.hrvatskaizzraka.com

Photography: Davor Rostuhar
Music: Nenad Kovačić
Video Editor: Adam Bukvić
Graphic Editor: Mirjana Mandić
Production: Klub za ekspedicionizam i kulturu, 2015

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I won’t be the last one

I won’t be the last one

but one day there will be a last one

watch this very moving video  featuring women living with breast cancer, the message of The Last One is bold and hard-hitting, and one that we hope will begin to give voice to the forgotten stories of breast cancer patients.

help make The Last One a reality

The Last One

#thelastone

Breast Cancer Now

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first “guest review” of 2015 at BellaVista

the holiday season truly started last month, and we’ve already had happy guests.

Today we got our first “guest review” of the summer season 2015, it always makes us happy when guests have a great time at Villa BellaVista during their Croatian holiday, and take the time to leave us feedback and comments.

Villa BellaVista Trogir Croatia
Estelle and family from the UK, just left yesterday and this is their review.
We stayed at Villa BellaVista for 10 days during May and June 2015 and had a fabulous time. The Villa is perfectly located by a small cove and the views of the sea are magical. It is easy to reach from Split airport and the nearby city of Trogir is a must-see. We hired the entire Villa and it is well equipped and maintained. Mr C and Ms E were very easy to deal with and their helpful tips for nearby beaches/ eateries were spot on. We also recommend visiting at this time of year when the beaches are not overcrowded but the weather is still very warm. Overall a very enjoyable holiday!

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great Dalmatian cooking experience in Trogir Croatia

Do you like good food? eating? cooking? Dive into Croatian gastronomy and enjoy buying, cooking and eating like a local in Dalmatia in the great company of Ivana Orešić and her educational and informal cookery class which promotes Dalmatian cuisine.

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a drone in the sky over Trogir – Croatia

bbDrones Trogira new type of filming and photography is in action in Trogir – Croatia since 2015, setup by bbDrones, a family business   offering any kind of aerial shots, be it a photo of your house, a beautifully edited film of a Croatian location, or anything else you may want to use as promotional material, or how about a different way to film your wedding or a yachting or sailing adventure? Continue reading

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Spring = wild asparagus season in Trogir, Croatia

wild-asparagusEaster came early this year, and it was also the time for wild asparagus season which shows that Spring has finally arrived in Croatia.

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Locals go to nearby woods, hills and valleys, foraging for the long stalky wild asparagus (šparoga) to make simple but good and healthy dishes. Foraging for asparagus is a bit like mushroom hunting, some people seem to have better skills than others at finding them, and over the years have their own “secret spots”. Continue reading

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from the sea to the table in Croatia

Seafood is indeed an important part of the Croatian culinary world, particularly along the coast. Fresh fish is on offer in most restaurants, try locally sourced mussels, oysters, prawns, octopus, squid and numerous types of white and blue fish, like sardines, anchovies, tuna, mackerel, hake and sea eel.
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The best thing is, the journey of the fish from the sea to the table in Croatia is a very short one, and you can witness it every day all along the coast, from the fishermen boats in harbours in the very early mornings, to the markets all across the Adriatic coast, and finally to your own table or at any konoba or restaurant to enjoy. Continue reading

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great souvenirs from Croatia

Buying a souvenir or gift while travelling abroad can be a fun adventure and will leave you with a lasting memory of your trip.

Family and friends also love receiving gifts from your travels to far away places, so make sure that you know what are the best gifts and souvenirs to buy when visiting Croatia, here are some of our favourites.

Olive oil
extra virgin olive oil Take home with you some sunshine in a bottle. Locally produced extra-virgin olive oil is sold at many market stalls, but better buy from someone recommended, for example ask at the rental property or hotel where you are staying. Continue reading

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Croatia video from tourist board

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cook like an Italian: making brown bread

ok so it’s not really traditional Italian bread, but make it, and you’ll LOVE IT! tasty, wholesome, comforting, delicious, nothing beats the smell and taste of freshly baked homemade bread.
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ingredients:
200gr wholemeal flour (I use an Italian 7-grain cereal flour)
200gr spelt flour
100gr strong white bread flour
sachet of dried yeast
4 tbsp mixed seeds (pumpkin, sesame, sunflower, linseed)
1 1/2 tsp salt
pinch of sugar
300 ml lukewarm water Continue reading

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more adventures in Croatia: Isabelle and Dino in Istria

Istriain the virtual world of Our Adventure in Croatia Blog we meet lots of interesting people with different stories and connections with the country, and this week we introduce Isabelle and Dino, who live in Pula and have a lovely holiday apartment in the centre of town, which they rent out to tourist and anybody interested in visiting Istria. (www.mysweethomepula.com)

Hello Isabelle and welcome to our Blog. Where are you originally from and how did you end up living in Croatia, when did you move there?
I am French born in Paris but my parents have Croatian origin, so I learned the language when I was a child but rarely spoke it. Dino too but he lived for years in Münich in Germany.
We are both big travellers (ex export managers and I continue coaching and training cross cultural management and awareness).
We met in Fuerteventura Canarian Islands in winter 2010.
In 2013 we decided to leave France and tour capital of the Loire Castles, were we were living, and we arrived in Pula just before Christmas 2013.

meet Isabelle and Dino

meet Isabelle and Dino

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Croatia sailing diaries: the chimneys of Lastovo

Lastovo chimneysThe island of Lastovo belongs to the central Dalmatian archipelago. Thirteen kilometres south of Korčula, the island is one of the most remote inhabited islands in the Adriatic Sea, it is on the itinerary of some sailing holiday cruises, which is how we visited the island during our summer vacation.
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Lastovo experienced the same fate as the neighbouring island Vis. The island became a military base after WWII, and so it was off-limits to foreigners and tourists until 1992, when the ban was lifted and foreign tourists were again allowed to visit the island. Continue reading

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3 Winters – in Croatia

Last weekend I went to the National Theatre in London to see an excellent play set in Croatia, following the lives of different generations of a family in the same house in Zagreb, the play bounces backwards and forwards between three very distinct historical periods, which influenced the people and the country.
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(all images by by Ellie Kurttz)

The play starts with the family and the house in 1945 Continue reading

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What to do in Croatia – Deep-water soloing DWS

DWS? what’s that, you may ask…

deep water soloingwell, prepare yourself for an adrenaline packed activity which is not for the faint-hearted.

Solo climbing or soloing is a style of climbing in which the climber climbs alone (often with no ropes), and Deep-water soloing (DWS) is done on cliffs overhanging water so that in case of a fall, the climber lands safely in the sea.

That does not make it any less arduous or terrifying, just look at the picture! Would you be brave enough (or fit enough) to try this extreme sport??? Continue reading

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