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Put Zlatnog rata, 21420, Bol, Croatia
Zlatni Rat beach, our Croatian friend told us, is one of the most photographed beaches in Croatia. It took no more time than our arrival there to convince me. "Zlatni Rat" means "the Golden Cape," and the beach is made up of shining white pebbles...
Trg Ivana Pavla II 7, 21220, Trogir, Croatia
Close to Split. A UNESCO world heritage site. Medieval, castle town, but without the pressing crowds of other popular coastal towns. It's small—a perfect afternoon for seafood lunch along the harbor, exploring shops along the narrow lanes,...
PORAT 00, Biševo, 21485, Biševo, Croatia
If you are able to tour the Pakleni Islands near Hvar in Croatia ask to be taken to Bisevo to see the blue grotto. Once you are there you will be taken in a small embarkation as the entrance to the cave is only 1.5 meters high. Once you enter your...
For the millions of us who love the Game of Thrones series on HBO, you are in for a treat when you visit Dubrovnik. Many of the scenes featuring the fictional city of King’s Landing were filmed in and around Dubrovnik, thanks to its position...
Zeljarica ul. 3, 20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Nested between the cliffs of the Lovrijenac (the Dubrovnik Castle) and the American College of Management and Technology (yes, that one) is a beach that everybody misses in their attempts to find the best spot in Dubrovnik to catch some rays. Sure...
Ul. Pera Čingrije 7, 20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia
We were in awe when we looked off our balcony at Hotel Bellevue in Dubrovnik, Croatia...and saw this! The clean, clear waters of the Adriatic and Miramar Bay are mesmerizing and just the right temperature to cool you off after a day of...
Ul. od Tabakarije 1, 20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Near Old Town, but tucked away from the busy summertime crowds, is Restaurant Orhan. Best seat in the house is at one of the waterfront tables under their outdoor covered terrace, where you can leisurely indulge in a fresh meal, all while taking...
Lučarica ul. 5, 20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Pizza was the last thing I thought I would be impressed by while visiting Croatia but this was amazing! So good I ate it two nights in a row. You might notice the single slices in the window on the main street but don't make your decision based on...
Crijevićeva ul. 9, 20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia
There’s no denying that Dubrovnik is a gem of a city – lots of things to do and see but, if you go any time starting in May, it can also be sweltering hot. The cool blue waters of the Adriatic Sea will look ever so inviting but there are the old...
Ul. Frana Supila 12, 20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia
There is no shortage of places to spend the night in and around Dubrovnik, but one of the best is the Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik. Known as one of the top hotels in the world, its location just a few steps from the historic old town of Dubrovnik...
Tomićeva ul. 5, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia
Wine has been made in Croatia for centuries. Explore the country’s newfound dedication to quality winemaking at the grape-focused restaurant, Bistro Karlo, and the easygoing wine bar Basement. Some grapes to look for include the white Graševina...
Ul. Ivana Tkalčića 70, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia
The menu changes frequently at Zagreb's leading health-food restaurant, Ivica I Marica, in the heart of the main pedestrian thoroughfare of Tkalciceva Street. Seasonal specialties like the creamy pumpkin soup and succulent Dalmatian pašticada beef...
Tomićeva ul. 2, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia
Cap a night in Zagreb with a serving of Zagrebačka kremšnita, a coma-inducing layered dessert of custard, cream and a firm chocolate top. Husband-and-wife duo Stjepan and Ankica Vincek offer the tastiest slice of Zagreb's namesake cream cake, as...
10000, Zagreb, Croatia
Black mustaches mark the entrance to Rakijarnica, a seasonal pop-up bar known for its after-hours vibe, live music and long list of rakijas, Croatia's take on grappa. The bar offers more than 25 varieties, including honey, walnut, plum and pepper....
Gundulićeva ul. 18, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia
Gostionica Tip Top is an old bohemian hangout—Croatian poet Tin Ujevic used to hang out here. They serve inexpensive but delicious Dalmatian cuisine in downtown Zagreb, and are known for their set menus—in particular, octopus stew on Thursdays and...
Ilica 63, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia
Zagreb is a coffee town, certainly. Cafes abound. But the espresso isn't always quite up to the standards of third-wave coffee snobs who require 3 to 5 perfectly pulled ristrettos per day while on holiday (ahem). The clean lines and white motif of...
Trg žrtava fašizma 7, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia
5/4, or the Fifth Quarter, or Peta četvrtina in Croatian, is the newest restaurant from Dino Galvagno, who also runs the celebrated Prasac. The food is beautiful, impeccably sourced (right down to the bread, baked in-house using yeast they...
Nova ves 4, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia
Just look at those scampi! They were delicious. Baltazar is a seafood restaurant with a sister place called Melchior, that's more of a meat restaurant. You can order from either menu, which causes a certain amount of confusion (and a lot of...
Petrinjska ul. 42A, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia
A charming little restaurant with a great wine selection and light bites. Soy and Orange glazed wings were on the menu when we visited as well as a selection of great sounding salads. The staff here are warm and friendly and even showed Oscar...
Petrinjska ul. 2, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia
Croatians aren't big on breakfast in true Mediterranean style usually a cigarette and a strong coffee is enough ha. This fantastic little eatery is a game changer offering a original selection of doughnuts and muffins as well as brunch bites. We...
Mletačka ul. 11, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia
"Didovs san" translated means Grandpas dream and dreamy is exactly how I would describe the food here. I grew up around my Croatian Grandmothers table and this place certainly brought back some memories. Everything on the menu is a speciality of...
Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, Germany
Prenzlauerberg (P'berg), to the east of the Mitte, is one of the loveliest areas in Berlin. The neighborhood is comprised of breathtaking turn-of-the-century architecture, great choices of restaurants, charming little cafes, and one-of-a-kind...
Knaackstraße 98, 10435 Berlin, Germany
A vast majority of Berliners will gladly stop for a good old currywurst on their way back home from a festive evening at the pub. The history of this mouthwatering dish goes back to the 1950s when a German woman was given ketchup, curry powder,...
10965 Berlin, Germany
Viktoriapark in Kreuzberg is a great gem of a park hidden in Berlin. The park is located on a small hill and is easy to get to with public transporation. There's a beer garden at the top of the hill with great views of the city. The western side...
Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
The Berlin brunch scene is typically a buffet-style brunch with meats & cheeses, maybe a quiche or a soft-boiled egg. While that's an enjoyable meal, sometimes breaking out of the mold is called for. That's what makes the California Breakfast...
Oderberger Str. 35, 10435 Berlin, Germany
The baristas here know a trick or two about coffee and Bonanza Coffee Roasters is one of the names that always comes up when discussing Berlin's best coffee. An amazing and hard to find Synesso Cyncra espresso machine is the center of attention in...
Mühlenstraße 3-100, 10243 Berlin, Germany
I'll never forget that day in 1989 when the wall came down—and the iconic images that followed. It represented freedom, the success of democracy and the West, and it marked the end of the cold war! It was the Reagan era, Saturday Night Live...
Mitte, Berlin, Germany
Berlin is one of those cities that truly has it all—street art, cultural attractions, historic museums, and a fascinating urban bike scene. As I found out during my trip to Berlin last summer, the city also has its very own beach. Badeschiff an...
Tiergarten, Berlin, Germany
Tiergarten Park is the largest public park in central Berlin and is a surprisingly cool (as in temperature) retreat in the summer. Heavily forested, with wide walkways, boulevards, and hidden spots of seclusion, the Tiergarten is one of the...
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