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 Karlova?ko have over 100-year histories. To give you an insight of what Croatian beer you should try out, Erasmus students have tested several Croatian beer brands and made a list of the top 9 Croatian beers. What is your favourite Croatian beer? Tell us in the comment section below

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 Craft room and experience the differences firsthand. Those of you who’ve been wondering about the beer selection in Craft room should definitely check it out, so take a look before you see it for yourselves!

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 that almost everyone’s senses get tingly as soon as you smell it’s delicious aroma. Everyday errands are easier to do with just a little bit of a coffee buzz. However, having coffee in Croatia is very different than in Lithuania or Germany. It is a fundamental social activity, upon which people share their interests, have small talks…

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. Hreli? Flea market is such a place in Zagreb. On a Wednesday or Sunday morning, Hreli? is the source of great fun, but also one of the best places in Zagreb to find antique furniture, vintage clothes, old vinyl records, great book collections and many other things. Just think of something specific that you want to buy and you’ll probably find it there. It’s a place that offers almost everything, from a needle to…

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 gives you goosebumps. Erasmus students who love music and think that Zagreb is full of musical talent, decided to check which kind of street musicians can be found on the streets of Zagreb. Therefore, they talked to three people who love to share their talent and skills with others. These are their interesting stories.

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 on the street and with some of the street artists. One of the most prominent places where street art is shown is the wall in Branimirova street, also known as the Street Art Museum. It was started in 2010, and since then different artists have collaborated in making the wall what it is today – a…

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 and new filmmakers. For those who didn’t know, Zagreb Film Festival is held since 2003 and it regularly features several international competition programs – feature films, short films and documentary films, with one short film competition program for Croatian filmmakers. It often hosts non-competitive screenings, like debut works made by established film directors or selections…

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 is, all those who have attained heaven. All across the Europe, the day is commemorated with offerings of flowers left on the graves of the deceased. Erasmus students visited the largest cemetery in Croatia and explained how this holiday is celebrated in their countries. If you’re curious and want to find out more about it, visit…

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 and of course, political campaigns, promising and realistic as always. They went to the main square, and tried to approach some politicians or their supporters in hopes of gathering some information related to their political programmes. It was also an opportunity for Erasmus students to test their English-speaking skills. Watch the video and see if they managed…

Mulled wine, Glühwein, hot wine?

Everybody knows what mulled wine is, or hot wine aka. Glühwein, if you prefer. It is a hot drink typically served during the winter. You can also find it in Zagreb on it’s different Christmas Markets and of course in a lot of bars and cafes . But, besides the taste of its cinnamon spiced aroma, do you know who invented it? Do you know how to make it? Erasmus students are trying to explain the tradition of hot wine in Zagreb on it’s Christmas markets. They compared the Croatian hot wine with wine in Germany, Poland and Sweden.

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 who met here in Zagreb, became friends and now share their first Christmas experience abroad.

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