Posts Tagged "Croatia"

Video: Natura 2000 – Pride of Croatia

Posted by on 27. December 2013 in Blog / Journal, Conservation, News & Events | Comments Off on Video: Natura 2000 – Pride of Croatia

Video: Natura 2000 – Pride of Croatia

I would like to share a short, 2 minute video made by a group of nature photographers from Croatia: Goran Safarek, Ante Zuljevic, Drasko Holcer and Italian videographer Claudia Amico. The video is called “Natura 2000 – Pride of Croatia”. I met Goran on my last trip to Croatia in October. He is an excellent photographer and an extremely dedicated conservationist. Here is a short background to the video that Goran sent me. As a result of entering the European Union in 2013, Croatia became part of the Natura 2000 network.  This is the largest ecological network of protected areas in the...

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Kayaking on river Kupa, Croatia

Posted by on 31. August 2012 in Blog / Journal | 1 comment

Kayaking on river Kupa, Croatia

On the last day of my holidays in Croatia, I decided to escape the heat and signed up for a kayaking trip down river Kupa. This beautiful river flows through rugged mountains of Gorski Kotar region in central Croatia. The source of river Kupa is located within the boundaries of Risnjak National Park. With its turquoise waters and bountiful plant and animal life, the Kupa spring is one the most beautiful wellsprings in Croatia. First 25 km of the river flow is fast, passing through a narrow canyon of St. Ana. A set of 5 rapids provide for a challenging rafting adventure during high water...

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On holidays in Croatia

Posted by on 31. August 2012 in Blog / Journal | 1 comment

On holidays in Croatia

The web site has been neglected for a while as I was on holidays in Croatia, visiting my family. It was a very peaceful holiday, without too many activities. I had to recharge the batteries after a few busy months. And the school year will be starting again soon. I made a mistake of going to Europe in August. Last few years have been extremely hot, and 2012 was no exception. Air temperature the day I arrived in Zagreb was 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit). That is very hot for a person used to gentle 25 C – 30 C summers. Needless to stay, I did not venture out of the house...

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Coastal town of Rovinj at dusk. Istria, Croatia

Posted by on 2. January 2012 in Featured | Comments Off on Coastal town of Rovinj at dusk. Istria, Croatia

Coastal town of Rovinj at dusk. Istria, Croatia

Rovinj is considered to be one of the most beautiful towns on the Istrian peninsula. It is a popular tourist destination, and still boasts an active fishing industry. It’s history dates back to the Roman times. Rovinj reached the peak of political influence from 13th to 18th century. The old town core has a beautiful set of cobblestone streets and pastel-coloured houses, surrounding an imposing church of St. Euphemia. The church’s bell tower was modelled after the St. Mark’s tower in Venice.

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