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The Pretty Port of Hvar, Croatia

  Docked in the gently swaying port of Hvar Town, the yacht towered over its neighbors: a gigantic white structure, somehow still sleek and gleaming despite its uncanny bulk. A staircase descended from the two-story high deck onto the boardwalk. A guard stood, arms crossed, in front of a little carpet, placed so that the yacht’s owners …

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Croatia Tourist Information

Croatia is situated in the South-eastern part of Europe along the Adriatic Sea. It shares land borders with Slovenia, Hungary, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro, and a maritime border with Italy. The country was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until World War I, and then became a part of Yugoslavia. In 1991, Croatia declared its independence. What …

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Choosing Croatian Souvenirs

I have a confession to make – I love shopping for souvenirs. But, I prefer them to be unique, and not just cheap trinkets. I’ll be the first to admit that it’s hard finding authentic souvenirs. It’s so much easier to just give in and settle for a postcard or a magnet, but with a …

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A Foodie’s Guide to Croatian Cuisine

Planning a trip to Croatia? This foodie guide might just prove handy in deciphering Croatian cuisine. As is the case in many European countries, Croatian cuisine differs by region and is influenced by surrounding cultures. Depending on the region and its proximity to the coast, Croatian culinary specialties will have been greatly influenced by the Hungarians, Austrians, and Turks. And in …

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World Heritage Sites in Croatia

  Croatia is blessed with a rich history and great natural beauty, and the state ensures that these treasures are well preserved, with constant renovations and careful maintenance. Consequently, as of May 2013, Croatia has seven sites listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, with many other sites awaiting World Heritage status. World Heritage Croatia Sites …

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