Croatia is known for it’s wonderful beaches, sunny weather and amazing cities. But, there is more to explore, like the longest wall of Europe or the olives and wine. And did you know Marco Polo was born in Croatia?
The local currency is Kuna.
Here you find the current exchange rate.
Roman Catholic 86.3%, Orthodox 4.4%, Muslim 1.5%, other 1.5%, unspecified 2.5%, not religious or atheist 3.8%.
Croat 90.4%, Serb 4.4%, other 4.4% (including Bosniak, Hungarian, Slovene, Czech, and Roma), unspecified 0.8%.
Croatian (official) 95.6%, Serbian 1.2%, other 3% (including Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, and Albanian), unspecified 0.2%.
Where is Croatia?
Croatia is a former Yugoslav republic on the Adriatic Sea. It’s neighbours are Slovenia to the north west and Hungary to the north. Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro are it’s Eastern neighbours.
Is Croatia safe?
Statistically, Croatia is one of the safest countries in the world. The stats don’t lie: Croatia is the 19th-safest country in the world! But of course there are pickpockets.
Do I need a visa for Croatia?
It depends on the country you are from. Check here if you need a visa to travel to Croatia.
Impressions of the Balkans
We have now truly exited the Balkans. We said goodbye to this wonderful part of the world, but not for forever cause im sure we will be back. Not only did the many many beehives show me there is a lot to learn here, but also did the very very expensive cars in rural...
On top of Dubrovnik
Here we are, sitting at the wall of Dubrovnik. We are in awe, words don’t come easily to me but now I really do not have the right English vocabulary to describe what we see. But I will try. We are at the highest point of the wall surrounding Grad Dubrovnik. Grad...
From the border to the wall
After three days on the island of Korcula it is time to explore new parts of the world. This part being Bosnia and Herzegovina. Not really new but the city of Mostar is new for us both. That also means another border crossing and Bosnia and Herzegovina not being part...
The island of Korcula
Did you hear the story about the origin of the colour of carrots? They weren’t always orange 😉 I’m not going to write the whole story cause I will destroy Yuri’s punchline 🤣 Whomever we meet will hear the story of the orange carrot, a story we distribute along the...
The second birthplace of Marco Polo
Venice, the birthplace of Marco Polo. Or is it? On the Croatian island Korcula they believe otherwise. In their believe Korcula is the place of birth. For us enough reason to check it out. Reaching Korcula As it’s an island there is only a few ways to actually get...
On the road again, a new advanture.
That one night I told you about in the previous post became four. Three intended, one not intended. Let me tell you the story of ‘from relaxation into stress’, also how Alexine decided she did NOT want to move on. But first, wow! What a nice stay we were having at...
The Dalmatian capital
After a couple of days waking up too early by cars or churches we not only decided it was time for some relaxation but also a hot shower. Normally one can take a dip in the lake or the sea (with a shower afterwards) but now it’s a bit too cold to have bathing sessions...
Sunday’s for waking up early
It’s 6:15 in the morning and the church bells ring without rhythm but quite loud. Ok, we chose to stand in between the church and the nuns. And while we wake up quite abruptly, the nuns seem to be prepared as they immediately run back and forth between the convent and...
Welcome to Croatia!
It’s our goal to have coffee at the most beautiful places and I’m sure this will be one of the best during our trip. Alone at lake Bohinj with cristal clear water and an immense reflection in the water while some ducks came to check out if we would share our...