Articles by Petra Kovačević


Croatian Beer Drinking Guide

Croatian people are well known for their love of beer. In general, beer is more popular in the inland, while people on the coast prefer wine. There are few brands that can be found in most of the country.  Classic Croatian brands Ožujsko and Karlovačko have over 100-year histories. To give you an insight of what Croatian beer…

Croatian Bar Experience

People in Croatia’s capital city always give themselves time to linger and socialise over drinks. Whatever the time of the year, bars in Zagreb are always raising and lowering their banners across the city centre. But Joakim i Julie noted some differences between bars in Croatia and bars in Sweden and Germany. They decided to visit…

Croatian coffee culture

Three girls, Erasmus students from two different countries, joined by their mutual appreciation for a warm cup of everyone’s favourite caffeinated beverage. I’m guessing by now you all know that I’m talking about coffee. Whether its dark, strong espresso, or foamy, sweet cappuccino, even maybe some of those Starbucks’ special flavors, most of you will agree…

Hrelić Guide

Spending money to buy something that holds a certain meaning to another person is a form of social contact and a very fast and effective way to see what life in a certain town is essentially like. Hrelić Flea market is such a place in Zagreb. On a Wednesday or Sunday morning, Hrelić is the…

Street Musicians in Zagreb

Street performers and musicians are the core of every city; their talent is what makes city streets less dull and more interesting. Sometimes they make you laugh and instantly make your day better, sometimes they annoy you, but it’s safe to say that some of them are incredibly talented and the sound of their music…

Street Art

Street art is visual art created in public locations, usually unsanctioned artwork executed outside of the context of traditional art venues. But when you paint something on the street, it is no longer your own – it becomes public property.  Erasmus students took a look at the street art scene in Zagreb. They talked with ordinary people…

Zagreb Film Festival

Zagreb Film Festival this year for the first time, instead of traditional October, takes place in November on the usual city locations. Erasmus students visited some of them and talked to directors who participated in this year’s edition. Since the very beginning, Zagreb Film Festival has been programmatically focused on the presentation and promotion of debut films…

All Saint’s Day

All Saints’ Day is a solemn holy day of the Catholic Church celebrated annually on November 1. Some may remember it as the day after Halloween, but traditionally, it’s the day that is mostly spent visiting the graves of the ones that we lost. The day is dedicated to the saints of the Church, that…

Political Campaigns in Croatia

With great power comes great responsibility, as Ben Parker used to say. In the case of Croatian parliamentary elections (or any elections around the world, really), with great power comes a lot of benefits and plenty of new ways to trick people into giving you their vote. Erasmus students experienced their first parliamentary elections in Croatia…

Erasmus on Christmas

Christmas or as some may refer to it, the most wonderful time of the year, is usually time to go back home and celebrate the holidays with family and friends. But not for Erasmus students here in Zagreb who simply can’t go back home. This is the story about five Erasmus students from Brazil and Kazakhstan…