Erasmus Guide

Croatian Pronunciation

For many people who aren’t Croatian, Croatian language can be pretty tricky to learn. Although learning can be a fun experience, it’s not easy to come to a whole different country, especially when you don’t know a single word of their language or any people there. For foreign students, the problem is not just the…

Cvjetno Guide

Our Erasmus buddies have decided to share their experiences about life in Zagreb and the best way to start is by showing us what living in student dorms is like. For those of you who didn’t know, Cvjetno naselje is a neighbourhood where a lot of students reside; it has 8 pavillions with more than 1800…

Erasmus intern at Maksimir ZOO

Meet Tobias, Erasmus student from Netherlands. Tobias is studying animal management and his major is wildlife management,  which teaches you how to strike a balance between the needs of wild animals and the needs of people. Those who specialize in wildlife management learn how to establish that balance by acting as an intermediary between humans and…

Jadranka

Jadranka is a traditional Croatian name, so of course you wouldn’t normally associate it with an Asian person. But this Erasmus student of the Faculty of Agriculture may not be what you expected at first – she’s transgender. For those of you still not quite familiar with the term, transgender are people who have a…

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…