On our many adventures through Croatia over the years, we’ve met some interesting local people with stories to tell. Their lives unfold in an old rustic house deep in the woods, up on a hill where the path is overgrown and barely visible, in a small village you won’t find on the map or next to a wild river. These places are mostly unknown and with a population so small that in some cases only one person resides in the entire village. They live quiet, modest and simple lives, similar to how people lived decades ago. Farming, gardening, fishing or taking care of their animals is usually what they do throughout the whole day. For some, their area is so empty of people that their only companion is a cow, a couple of cats or a few chickens. Although the only language they speak is Croatian, our foreign guests can easily understand that they are very welcome on their land. Offering homemade jam and locally grown fruits, showing us inside their 100 year old houses and even preparing lunch for our guests is the living proof how kind Croatian people can be. This truly is a different experience that gives you real insight into the authentic and traditional Croatian lives. Here are some of the locals we snapped on our adventures.
We hope that you too will immerse into Croatian culture; our nature is beautiful, our food is delicious and our people are kind. And before you know it, you’ll be given kulen and wine, ’cause, you know, Croatians.