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Diocletian’s palace 2

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Diocletian’s palace 2

The Vestibule Once a monumental entrance into the residential part of the palace, and, believe it or not, until 50 years ago a residence itself with a small garden and poultry, today the Vestibule is a circular area with an open dome which serves as one way to get further...

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Oliver Dragojević – Our Captain, The Old Seawolf

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Oliver Dragojević – Our Captain, The Old Seawolf

Ask any Croatian, especially if they are from the Dalmatian region, to name a few musicians who they consider to be above the rest, and I am almost 100% confident that among the usual suspects such as the Beatles, Michael Jackson and David Bowie, you will hear the name Oliver...

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Diocletian’s Palace part 1

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Diocletian’s Palace part 1

In one of our previous posts, we’ve talked about the city of Split, which originated 1700 years ago from a palace of the Roman emperor Diocletian. You can find a more detailed account of Diocletian and his life in our Split post, but just to bring everyone up to speed,...

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The Songs of Dalmatia – Klapa

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The Songs of Dalmatia – Klapa

Imagine this: you are living in a small town somewhere on the Dalmatian islands long ago. There is no internet, no TV and a small promenade, a few boats and stone streets are all you’ve known your entire life. Then you see her, a beautiful girl swimming with her friends,...

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Zdenko Runjić – a collective memory of Dalmatia

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Zdenko Runjić – a collective memory of Dalmatia

Zdenko Runjić was one of the most important and famous songwriters of modern Croatian music. He was born in Gračin, near Slavonski Brod, on the 26th of October 1942. Although his family came from the dalmatian hinterland, they fled during the WW2, as famine and poverty was prevalent, and they...

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Labour Day in Croatia

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Labour Day in Croatia

Labour day is celebrated all around the world on the 1st of May and it is a day where everybody gets to unwind, gather their family or friends and have a fun day, usually somewhere out in nature with a good grill and a nice, quality time together. This holiday...

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More on the old Croatian Gods

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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 the Slavic afterlife. Yikes! The Slavic cult and… human sacrifice? Little is known...

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