Travelog

FROM The man in the front seat / June 14, 2018

Hvar Island, Croatia

Hvar Island is one of more than 1200 islands located of the coast of Croatia. It is approx. 68km (42.25mi) long and with a population of a little over 11,000 making it the 4thmost populated of the Croatian islands. The island is renowned for its natural beauty, fertile soil and natural springs, all of which make it one of the most visited places on the Dalmatian coast. The hillsides are covered with pine trees, vineyards, olive groves, fruit orchards as well as their beloved lavender fields, making it also one […]

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FROM The man in the front seat / July 11, 2017

Korčula Island

Population 15,500 Area 279km2 (108mi2) General Is a Croatian island lying just of the Dalmatian coast and is the second most populated island Adriatic island after Krk. The island measures, on average, 46.8km (29.1mi) long and 7.8km (4.8mi) wide and is rich in vineyards, olive groves and small villages. The south coast is steep and laced with quiet coves and small beaches. The north however, is much flatter and as a result has many of the islands harbours. Many of the islands are still alive with religious ceremonies, folk music […]

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FROM The man in the front seat / August 16, 2013

Cockta – Coca Cola…sort of

With the former Yugoslavia at its peak, many Eastern European states created products to compete with the more popular Western versions. Cockta, is a great example of an attempt to take on the might of Coca Cola. Based on the fruit rosehip, it also contains 11 other herbs but, unlike its more famous rival, contains no caffeine nor orthophosphoric acid. Cockta began in the early 1950’s with Slovenian chemical engineer, Emerik Zelinka, who although using foreign drinks as a model, at the same time tried to make an original by […]

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FROM The man in the front seat / August 16, 2013

Plitvice National Park – natural beauty at its best

Every country on the face of the planet has its areas of natural beauty, from the Grand Canyon in the U.S. to Kakadu National Park in Australia. One of Croatia’s contributions to this elite group would undoubtedly be the Plitvice National Park. Located some 2 hours from Zagreb, Plitvice is a series of 16 (yes 16) lakes that cascade and waterfall from one to other following the path of the Korana river. The lakes descend from an attitude of 636m (2090ft) to 503m (1650ft) over a distance of 8km (4.9mi) […]

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