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Croatian gods – The eternal battle between the good and the evil

Before the Croats accepted Christianity, they worshiped their own deities and had their own customs like all other European nations. Throughout history, Croatian mythology has never been processed and only the contents of the oral tradition were known. Since the Croats converted to Christianity soon after arriving on the Adriatic,...

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Krapina

Krapina

If visiting historical places gives you a sense of satisfaction, you might want to visit the city of Krapina. Travelling is a great way to know more about different places, and in places like Krapina, travelling never gets boring. The city is located in northern Croatia and every street in...

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Alkonost of Balkan

Alkonost of Balkan

Throughout the ages, birds have been symbols of power and freedom rising above the earth and soaring through the skies assuming a variety of roles in mythology and religion. They are often viewed as messengers of different deities playing a central part in the creation of myths many of which...

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Rijeka Carnival

Rijeka Carnival

Carnival brings a spark of joy with them and spread it into every visitor. One cannot deny the fact that almost every person loves carnivals. They are a medium of bringing people closer and giving them a chance to spend some quality time with their loved ones. If you are...

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Diocletian’s palace 2

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

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

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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