Balkans

Hvar, Croatia, as seen from the water

PSA: Croatia Joins the Schengen Zone and Adopts Euro January 2023—What It Means For You

Starting 1 January 2023, Croatia will adopt the Euro currency and join the Schengen Zone. The latter in particular has important implications for long-term travel for those living outside the Schengen Zone. Helpful information to help you plan for your Croatia travel after 1 January 2023. This is meant as a PSA and not as a replacement for trusted government sources.
Baš naš Advent Zagreb on Gradec Plateau

Advent Zagreb: An Annotated Map to Zagreb’s Christmas Market Wonderland

Tis the season for Zagreb’s Christmas Market, Advent Zagreb. If you love European Christmas markets, add Advent Zagreb to your Nice list. With practically the whole city involved, you’ll not only get into the Christmas spirit, but you’ll also get a lovely tour of graceful Zagreb. As this event takes place all over Zagreb, you’ll need a good map, and this post has an annotated map to help you get the most out of Advent Zagreb!

Museum of Broken Relationships & the Zagreb 80s Museum

Among Zagreb’s many highlights, add museums to your list of must-dos. Two in particular have stood out to me for their poignant combination of humor and mourning: The Museum of Broken Relationships and the 80s Museum.

Sundry Wonders: Lost in Trogir

Sundry Wonders presents a photo gallery and meditation, usually based on my walks. I had a wonderful afternoon in Trogir, Croatia, getting lost.