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Sep 25, 2018 - Croatia – where Tuna is currency!

September 25, 2018 Zadar, Croatia Croatia – where Tuna is currency! Here is what we learned today (and this is big news!) ….. Chamotcha Brecher is Dutch! We finally figured out which letter of the alphabet is “echh “- it turns out it’s in the Dutch alphabet! We know this for sure because during our 2:45 hour flight on EasyJet from Amsterdam to Split, Croatia we heard it correctly pronounced numerous times by the gaggle of Dutch gentlemen who occupied about ¾ of the seats on our plane. IMPORTANT NOTE: If you don’t know who Chamotcha...

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Jun 7, 2017 - Zadar, Croatia

After leaving Plitvice Lakes we drive to Zadar which is on the coast. We had a lovely apartment right in the center near the water with terrific views. We went down to the water for sunset which is a community event. The interesting part was the "sea organ" which are the organ sounds made by the wakes lapping up against the sea wall. It was like nothing I've ever heard. We walked around and and settled on a restaurant called Cazonon. An outdoor restaurant we quickly realized it was very similar in name and accessories as the little Italian...

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May 21, 2017 - Split to Zadar

Sunday. May 21, 2017 This morning we didn't have to hurry. We have a free morning until 11:45 am when we have to walk to the bus station for our journey to our next destination, Zadar, via public transit. We took it easy, had breakfast, packed, went for a walk and picked up some fruit and a maple/pecan pastry for each of us to serve as our lunch on the bus. It started to rain so we took shelter in an outdoor cafe (everyone of them is covered with huge umbrellas) and had a cup of tea/coffee. At 11:45 am we all took our luggage on our backs...

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Oct 2, 2016 - Croatia ... Zadar

Zadar, is the oldest continuously inhabited city in Croatia (traces its origin to its 4th century BC) and known for the Roman and Venetian ruins of its peninsular Old Town. As in most towns, it has a rich history of battles, changing settlements and rulers. We spent an afternoon going thru the Archaeological Museum which was quite impressive. Too much history to include here ... But a good read if you want to google it. One of the unique things about Zadar is the sea organs. The Sea Organ was made as part of the project to redesign and...

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Jul 9, 2016 - Day 7 - The Sea Beckons

We left the national park early and drove towards the seaside town of Zadar. We were listening to a Croatian pop music station on the way there. Croatian pop/rock music is really not bad. I figure a Croatian pop star is one funny/stupid viral video away from becoming an international superstar. It's entirely possible that the next "Gangnam Style" or "What Does the Fox Say" could come from Croatia. If you don't believe me, here's a sample. It's called "Hladno Pivo" ("Cold Beer") by a band called Fotoaparat. https://youtu.be/FwYvEpzTSzg We...

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Croatia 2016

Aug 21, 2015 - Zadar

Leaving Trogir early in the morning to avoid the traffic snarls at the small bridge which connects the island to the mainland didn't work at all. By 8am the road along the river was already crammed with cars and motorcycles and none of the drivers appeared willing to let us in. My navigator is very strict about me driving on the correct side of the road and she will say 'Head for the gutter on my (right)side' as a memory jog. Well I made a rash decision and flew out of our driveway on the left side towards oncoming traffic to her horror and...

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Jan 13, 2014 - You've got the power

I keep getting this message from the world..... I'm listening You've got the power, to dig in deep, refuse to move and stomp your feet demanding what you want. You've also go the power to listen, take a deep breath and go where you're lead. Sometimes the world (angles, god or whatever you call it) are trying to get the moment right and need you to hold on a minute or several while they set a few things up that are taking time. In my experience, the refusing to move (oh yes I have been there) only leads to unhappiness, frustration and...

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Jan 10, 2014 - Visiting Kornati Islands on a Charter Yacht

Hello and welcome to my blog. My name is Gilbert Seric and for those that don't know me, I write about my sailing journeys across Croatia with my wife Emma. We absolutely love everything about Croatia. The people, the culture, food and wine, climate – everything is so perfect here. A slice of heaven, if you want. Every year, around the same time (during summer), we pick a popular tourist destination, rent a boat and set sail for a cruise around the Adriatic. This time, we decided to visit the Kornati Islands. The Kornati Islands lie off...

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Jan 9, 2014 - Visa answer

I get to the police station to be told that without any link to Croatia (ancestors or a husband) that they can not see how I could stay. (I am starting to understand why some risk living here illegally) as I was leaving I was waiting for the anger and tears and hurt to start..... they didn't. when I came here I was sure I needed to be here wanted to be here. and those things are true but I feel a peace about the possibility that I may have to leave. I feel like my time here has been so successful and that that will continue if I stay or...

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Jan 7, 2014 - Visa??????

I have a little over 2 week left of the 3 months I can stay in this country without a visa. I am heading to the visa place tomorrow to see what I can do about staying. But I will tell you the truth, I am ok with what ever happens. I have gotten so much out of my time here that I feel it is such a successful Journey. And I know that the future holds more success. I want to stay but I will listen to my guidance and go where I am meant to be. After all I came to this city on the recommendation of a waiter in Zagreb. I have engaged with the...

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Dec 29, 2013 - Expat

Deciding to become an expat (Short for Expatriate - somebody who has left his or her homeland to live or work in another country, usually for a long period of time without giving up there home country citizenship) and the location you choose to be one in is made for so many different reason, usually personal reasons. The common thread we all have is the experiences of trying to cope in a world that we don't fit in too. At least not at first. If you are lucky you jump into this adventure with a partner from you chosen location who knows the...

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Dec 24, 2013 - Christmas

As I sit alone in my rental longing for my own home, I think, things aren't so bad. I watched the sunset :) and am reading a good book and I am where I have wanted to be for a long time. So why am I not happy? actually, I am not unhappy but there are things to think about like figuring out the visa thing. wondering if I will ever but able to by a house with some land. Being an expat is an interesting experience, because you know you willingly left your home and people, being alone at Christmas is not as lonely as you would expect. It is as...

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