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Istria Outside My Window

Isabel was born in Toronto Canada, but her and her husband decided that the bright lights of Hollywood were slightly tinny when compared to renovating a house in Instria. Using her blog to share her observations of life in a small, central Istrian village, her descriptions will make expats want to shake off the shackles of the 9-5 corporate world.


Essence of Dubrovnik

Hitting retirement, the author of Essence of Dubrovnik walked down the Stradun to her ancestral home country and now shares her adventures in the tourist capital of this mostly undiscovered gem. Regularly updated with beautiful photography, this is a fascinating insight into expat life in Croatia with a daub of local events.


Culture Shock

Recently deciding to wrap up 8 years of blogging - partially due to the realization that culture shock had faded - Jeremy moved from America where he grew up to the homeplace of his wife and never looked back. Moving from Orahovica to Zagreb will be a new chapter in this family's life, but the lesson they learned along the way will help help other expats along the way.



Told with a rich, almost lyrical tone, these are the stories of an Oklahoma girl who spends a much time in her home away from home as possible. to watch the ladies gossiping on park benches, to feel the true meaning of Autumn, to escape the loneliness of her American base.


Zagreb Diaries

Still wondering if she can turn fig-eating into some sort of career, Canadian Gabriella's blog archive has a bevy of helpful and often soul searching tales that make for fascinating reading. Some of the best posts explore the Croatian language with a cheeky heads-up on the meanings.


Croatia Expert

A Danish family who moved to Croatia in 2004 are behind this blog, which as its name suggests provides information on just about every subject you could need when moving to Croatia. Price guides to major cities, where to shop away from the tourist crowds, how to get around on public transport, and of course guides to the beaches and national parks all feature on Croatia Expert. Whether you’ll be moving there permanently or just visiting for a short period, this is a great read that will help you to plan where in the country you want to go.


Expat In Croatia

Expat In Croatia is a one-stop shop for all the little practical things you need to know when you’ve just moved to a new country. From visas and residency concerns to how to get a free .hr web address; from starting a company there to the best Croatian Instagram accounts to follow, Sara’s blog is a repository of useful information. Entrepreneurs and the self-employed in particular will find the site useful, especially the ‘Business’ section which discusses all aspects of working life in Croatia.


Chasing The Donkey

Another blog that walks the line between travel guide and expat site, Chasing The Donkey explores the Croatian culture through its food, people, and places of interest. The posts are easy to read and well-written, with tips that will prove useful particularly for the new expat. From fun-filled days building boats in Podstrana to discussions of the struggles of expat life, SJ allows her readers a glimpse into her life in Croatia and will make you feel like your goal of moving there is achievable.



Nat writes from Zagreb about travelling, living in Croatia, local food and events, and her love of beer. An irreverent and frequently hilarious blog that isn’t ashamed to deal with some more serious subjects too, Lividlili is a recommended stop-off on your trips around the blogosphere. If you’re a bookworm, take a look at the ‘Words’ section, which features book reviews as well as Nat’s own writing. With its eclectic series of posts and informal tone, Lividlili will give you the confidence you need to move abroad and is a must-read if you’re thinking about moving to Zagreb in particular.


Frank About Croatia

Playing the simultaneous roles of travel guide and expat blog, Frank In Croatia provides an excellent overview of life all around the country, without too much focus on any specific place.

Featuring budgeting tips for travellers and expats alike, as well as recommendations for local restaurants, bars and recipes to make at home, Frank keeps his readers well-informed and his blog is a great place to start your search for a new life in Croatia.

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