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UPCOMING 8TH EDITION OF XSTATIC FESTIVAL WILL BE HELD IN OCTOBER: HERE'S HOW IT ALL STARTED

Right before the 8th edition of xSTatic urban culture festival, we had an opportunity to talk to one of the festival’s organizers and one of the Split’s first graffiti artists, SenkOne. Born and raised in Split, SenkOne is writing graffiti since 1994., and apart from that he claims to be a typical Croatian: a father, […]
September 17, 2021
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IF YOUR WAITING TIME SMELLS LIKE ESPRESSO ITALIANO, IMAGINE WHAT YOUR CLOTHES SMELL LIKE

Foto: Duje Klarić/CropixWe don’t know how many of you have ever washed your clothes in a laundromat, and hopefully after this interview you will. At least we did. We spoke with Antonio Čipčić, the owner of Split’s cosiest laundromat Music Laundry.When we imagine laundromats, the first thing that crosses our mind are numerous movie scenes […]
September 10, 2021
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TATUIROVKE: THE REVIVAL OF HANDPOKE TECHNIQUE USED BY OUR GRANDMOTHERS

We spoke with Yvonne Tadić, a young tattoo artist behind Tatuirovke, who told us all about her work and handpoke technique. Today we are witnessing a huge revival of handpoked tattoos, a technique very attractive for all those who are considering doing their first tattoos, as well as for those who are already inked. Croatian […]
September 3, 2021
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AN OLD LADY'S SUMMER?

Altweibersommer (de.) vénasszonyok nyara (hu.) babí léto (cz.) бабье лето (rus.) One of the reasons why Croatia attracts so many expats, except the crystal-clear Adriatic seawater, is its mild Mediterranean climate and sunny weather throughout the year. For example, island Hvar is enjoying its reputation of the sunniest island with astonishing 2700 sunny hours a […]
August 26, 2021
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CROATIA IN FIRST PERSON

As with everyone's plans for 2020, my plans changed as well and I never thought about living permanently in Croatia! However, from the minute landed I fell in love with the the country. I left Argentina 3 years ago, lived in Australia for 2 years and then my plan was to travel around Asia and […]
January 5, 2021
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A GAY CROATIA?

Even though Croatia has come a long way in LGBTQAI+ rights ever since decriminalizing homosexual activities way back in 1977, when it was part of Yugoslavia, the young country still has a long way to go towards fully embracing gay culture. The bulk of the problem consists in Croatia’s tradition being deeply rooted in Catholicism, […]
October 19, 2020
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WHO YOU GONNA CALL?

Well, that depends on the situation. We’ve put together a list of some critical phone numbers to have on hand in Croatia. The international calling code for our country is +385, or 00385. Dial that number first if you are calling from a foreign phone. If you are calling from a Croatian provider, just dial […]
August 14, 2020
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COVID-19 IN CROATIA

Unless you have been living under a rock - or in a very isolated village in Lika - you know that the world is experiencing a historic pandemic. Sadly, Croatia is no exception with 6,050 sick people, 5,078 recovered patients, and 161 total deaths - and the numbers are only growing. Acting responsibly is the […]
August 14, 2020
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WILL I BE ABLE TO COMMUNICATE IN ENGLISH?

According to the Croatian Bureau of Statistics, over 80% of Croatians speak English! You'll be hard-pressed to find someone who does NOT speak English to at least some degree. Under-30s in particular tend to have an excellent grasp of English. In fact, according to the 2019 English Proficiency Index test, Croatia ranks 14th in the […]
August 10, 2020
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WHY LIVE IN CROATIA?

Out of all the places in the world, why pick Croatia? There are many answers to that question. Let us begin with the obvious – Croatia is beautiful. There is the never-ending crystal blue coastline of the Adriatic, of course, but other parts of the country should not be neglected either, such as the untouched […]
August 2, 2020
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