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Croatia – Five Recommended Expat Blogs

At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Croatia and some of the bloggers who write about living there.

Frank In 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.


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.

Chasing The Donkey

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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.

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.

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.

Those are our recommended expat blogs for today. Do you write about being an expat? Let us know in the comments!

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