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Croatia – Recommended 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 blogs that might be useful for expats there.Chasing The Donkey

Leaving a creative agency job in Australian to settle down raising a baby in a small Croatian village was a big step, but facing the challenges along the way has only made Sarah-Jane and Mate stronger. Writing about their incredible travels and straight-up honesty about expat life (plus glorious photography) make Chasing the Donkey a fantastic read.

Expat In Croatia

A essential resource for anyone thinking of relocating to the mysterious country of Croatia, Expat in Croatia is a must read. Full of advice from visas to daily life, this is a must bookmark for anyone living in and thinking of moving to Croatia.

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.

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Frank About Croatia

Whilst largely a travel blog, Frank About Croatia has a few valuable insights about life as an expat in this Balkan nation. A Canadian married to a Croatian lady, he has a unique perspective on living in this fascinating country. With posts such as ‘awesome things about living in Istria’, ’26 Things To Know Before Travelling To Croatia’ and lessons he had learned, this is another great resource for those dreaming of a new life.


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.


Initially blogging before facebook lured this author over to the social media dark side, this lovely blog is full of stories, musings and recollections about a small village in Dalmatia, Croatia. His tales are charted across 393 posts that provide a fascinating insight to this intriguing culture.

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.

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.

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.

We’re always on the lookout for more sites to feature – if you run a blog about living in Croatia, leave us a link in the comments and we’ll take a look!

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