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Vranjača Cave

Friday, April 9th, 2010

Last Sunday we visited Vranjaca Cave with our friends Milda and Mario. It is just a 30 minute drive and 15 miles from Split, but thank goodness Mario was driving because Jay and I would have gotten very lost, and I don’t think a GPS would’ve helped. We drove inland from Split and made so many turns that I lost all sense of direction. We passed through the town of Dugopolje, which is a

Horseback Riding in Donje Ogorje

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Two weekends ago we joined a group of nine other expats (from Canada, Mexico, France, Russia, South Africa, United States, and Croatia) and headed out of Split for a horseback riding excursion. We drove 45 minutes to what felt like the middle of nowhere in the hills behind Split to a horse farm with over 70 horses. Ivica, the owner, and several other farm hands were there to greet us.

similarities and differences at work in Croatia

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

Family and friends regularly ask me what it’s like to work here in Croatia, and I usually just say, “It’s different.” I often find myself lacking the right words to explain how it is different, thinking, “You just have to live in this crazy place to understand.” Sometimes I tell the story about how I was flipping through photos of a client’s vehicle fleet that I was designing graphics for and I noticed one truck

Celebrating Krnjeval (Carnival) in Split

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Last Tuesday people around the world celebrated the pre-Lent festival known as Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, Carnival, or Krnjeval here in Split. The people in Split put on an impressive celebration despite the rainy weather. It may not have had the festive colors and elaborate costumes of Rio de Janeiro or Venice, but it sure beat any Mardi Gras I’ve seen before.

Croatia’s Museum Night

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

We started out the evening at the museum in Split’s old city hall. It was all about the history of Split (with a lot of old photos and a lot to read) and seemed like the perfect exhibit to start off Croatia’s ‘NOC MUZEJA’ or Museum Night. The exhibit covered everything from historical preservation to installing wayfinding signage in the city to the rebuilding of the Riva. We found the photos and information

Our new apartment

Friday, January 29th, 2010

Last weekend we left our beach house for the city. We decided it was time for a new apartment closer to town, so we moved to Varoš, an old suburb of Split known for its small and narrow winding streets just outside the city walls. The move was bittersweet. Why we moved: The main reason we moved was to be closer to town. There was a lot we loved about our old place

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