More on the old Croatian gods

The afterlife We know very little about the Slavic concepts of life after death. However, the diverse array of blood-thirsty demons, such as upiers, vampires, and strigoi, which survived through folklore, suggest a rather grim notion of…

Kids can change the world

Two determined little girls are rallying thousands to sign a petition demanding from Burger King and McDonald’s to stop giving away toys made of plastic – and are close to meeting their goal of half a million signatures. With the help…

About Old Croatian Gods and Myths

Some of the creatures from old Croatian mythology, and in fact, old Slavic mythology in general, are well known staples of today's pop culture. Monsters such as vampires and strigoi have long been staples of horror movies, video games, and…

Biodegradable plastic robes

Helping relieve suffering in the world is one of the main goals of Buddhist teachings, which guides the followers on their journey from birth to death. And for a Buddhist temple in Thailand, which is the focal point of our story, it’s not…

Ancient Salona

Have you ever wanted to walk in the streets of a Roman town and feel like you traveled back in time? Well, if you visit Croatia, you can! Only a few kilometers away from Split, you will find the ruins of a city once great and powerful. The…

Olive pits into biodegradable plastic? YES!

A Turkish scientist has found a way to convert left over olive pits into a biodegradable plastic material, inspired by her dad’s peculiar eating habits. Duygu Yilmaz first started her innovative scientific work after she noticed her father’s…

Save the Bees! Here's How

It’s no secret that our bees are in trouble! These little workers are very vital to our ecosystem as they pollinate our plants, flowers and 75% of our food crops worldwide. Not to mention the delicious honey they produce! Bee colonies…

Quiet Stari Grad

In one of our previous posts, we talked about Hvar, one of the most famous island towns in Croatia, known for impromptu street parties, amazing views and a long history. But just across the other side of the island, some 20 kilometers away,…

Fighting pollution with Algae

When it comes to global-scale issues such as climate change, it’s usually the small, local problems that spur ordinary people into action. While the dire rhetoric of the climate crisis is a powerful driver of green technology across the…

Split – From a Palace to an Oasis

I know what’s the first thing that pops into your mind when you hear the word Split: “That town has a funny name!” And it does indeed if viewed from the viewpoint of the English language. But there is so much more to this unique city…