Erasmus Guide

The place to be seen

Some Saturdays are more special than others. Here in Zagreb, we make every Saturday counts. Sarah Krka, Anita Fudalej, Maksym Sytnikov, Tena Šar?evi? and Anna Will had a first-hand experience of Špica. “It’s a ritual, it’s kind of old school Facebook.” – Maroje You just need to say „see you at Špica“ and everybody knows the place as well as the time. Each group has it’s own caffe, its own place to catch up. Even Croatian president Kolinda Grabar Kitarovi? loves Špica. She stopped willingly to explain what Špica means to her. “This is one of the most popular places of Zagreb, where people get togeather, talk to each other face-to-face,…

Erasmus portraits

They are Myroslava, Nika and Marjolein, and this is their story. Sandra Grego and Darjan Fioli? made a short story of their Erasmus colleagues, who took a chance to answer some FAQ about their experience in Croatia. Most common one was, as expected, why Zagreb? “I wanted to explore new places and also improve my english”, Myroslava Mialova admitted . “I came here just because I like the city. Many people asked me why I came here, because it is really close to my hometown Ljubljana”, Nika Pregelj simply explained. “I always wanted to study something in journalism and Zagreb was the only place where I could go to study it”, Marjolein Moes is sincere. To learn more…

Republic of Croatia Square

During the last 150 years, the name of the square, firstly named the Fair Square, was changed for six times.  The last name change from Marshall Tito Square to Republic of Croatia Square once again divided Croatia’s folks. The Square is, in a way, a daily destination for opera singer Dario ?uri? who works in the Croatian National Theatre. “I noticed that the younger ones just pass by and comment something along the way. Basically, the older generation experience this way more intense”, notes Dario. While filming the story, our reporters Efecan Ayan, Emre Bozan, Kornelia M?dry and Matea Petrovi? concluded that this name change was just an excuse for the political fight between left and right. The…

His name is Dominik

  Meet Dominik, a FPZG student whose fate will remind you how simple, everyday things are sometimes taken for granted. Life with disability isn’t easy. Despite the the obvious, everyday obstacles, Dominik decided to move from Pula to the Capital to study at the desired faculty. “Sometimes it’s hard, but you need to find your way to reach your goal. It’s not a reason to give up”, says Dominik. The MoJo of how the actual story was made, was brought to you by Egle Satkauskaite, Olha Klochko, Florian Schäfer and Tobias Kaim.

The last surviving Mammoth

  Did you know that the largest building in Croatia is also one of the largest apartment blocks in Europe?  It’s called Mamutica, which means female mammoth, and is located in Travno, the eastern part of New Zagreb. Firstly, around 1975, the architect ?uro Mirkovi? decided to call this huge giant building Tratin?ica, which stands for the flower daisy, but the name didn’t last long since tenants called it the Mammoth for its enormous size. It is 240 meters long with the height of 60 meters. The building has 19 floors and each one of them counts more than a 120 flats. There are more than five thousand people living here. “If you need to buy…

Cinema Guide

There are plenty od cinemas in Zagreb, yet not enough time to visit them all. Especially if you are an exchange student who wants to see everything that Zagreb is offering. That is the reason why Sarah Krka, Anita Fudalej, Maksym Sytnikov, Tena Šar?evi? and Anna Will have made this short Cinema Guide, so you can easily choose the Cinema of  your taste. Whether you choose the glamorous experience of watching a movie in the Kaptol Boutique Cinema or diving into a real indie experience in the Kino Europa, surely you will not make a mistake. The representatives of both cinemas are unanimous: their cinema is the best cinema in Zagreb. To find…

How to keep connection

Júlia from Brazil often uses her watch to communicate with her parents, which is not quite common in Croatian culture. Yet, she doesn’t mind anymore the puzzled looks on random passersbys’ faces, who think Júlia talks with her hands. “I recieved a call from my mum and three people just stopped and kept staring at me. Then they started talking among themselves. I don’t know what they talked ’cause I don’t understand Croatian, but it was really embarassing,” remembers Júlia. It wasn’t just Júlia who faced a communication problem while being on an exchange program. Just like her Brazilian colleague, Ditte from Netherlands also has her own ways to contact…

Bookworms’ Paradise

If you’re desperately looking for a perfect place to drink coffee and simply relax while reading your new favorite book, seek no more!  Mislav Modronja, Luisa Bernal, Silvie Leštinská, Victor Martinez and Cristina Ruiz found you one! It’s location is the Marti?eva street in Zagreb, and here’s why visiting Booksa should find its way to your bucket list.  “Booksa is a community place. They come here to study, to socialize, to maybe stay for some of the events that we either host or produce ourselves”, Booksa manager Ana Profeta explains what brings her guests to the café. Booksa is a a place rented by an NGO non-profit organization. Therefore, their relationship with customers differs from other…

Pastry mystery

Bakeries are a daily destination for most Croats, but not for our foreign colleagues as well. In Zagreb, where the most expensive bakery’s meal cost less than 15 kunas, you can see people eating pastries everywhere you look, while in some other parts of Europe this kind of meal isn’t so affordable. “Bakeries in Prague are so expensive and people prefer to buy cheap unfrozen bread and pastry from the supermarkets”, says Silvie Leštinská, an Erasmus student from Czech Republic. That is the reason why Silvie, together with her colleagues Luisa Bernal,  Victor Martinez, Mislav Modronja and Cristina Ruiz were determined to unpuzzle the mystery of Croatian bakeries; why are they such a good business?  

Ain’t no party like a FER party

There is no student in Zagreb who hasn’t heard of the FER’s brucošijada. It is, in fact, the biggest event of this type and is specific because the students of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing both visit and organize the event.  About 200 volunteers of the unprofitable student association, the organization of FER students and the KSET Club are responsible for making this annual freshman party happen every November. To thank the volunteers for their selfless help, Darjan Fioli?, Sandra Grego, Nika Pregelj, Marjolein Moes, Myroslava Mialova decided to present some of the heroes who keep this festival alive. Anamarija, for instance, is already a veteran in here, since this…

To craft or not to craft – Another brewing mystery

  You’re not a real hipster until you switch to craft beer. Hipsters or not, Egl? Šatkauskait?, Olivia Klochko, Florian Schäfer and Tobias Kaim decided to explore the beer habits in Europe by visiting Zagreb Craft Beer Week. Craft beer us definitely ”A thing” in Europe nowadays. On the other hand, there is a growing number of festivals around the world, and Croatia is no exception. Taking this into consideration, it was not surprising to hear about the new craft beer festival in Zagreb. Our reporters went to the venue to meet with the main actors of the event and ask them why is this craft beer movement becoming louder and…

A museum that heals a broken heart

  There is no a better place to learn about the relationships than a Museum of Broken Relationships. The Museum, shortly called Brokenship, is a eternal home for personal objects that once belonged to former lovers. All of this belongings were donated along with a brief description of their former owners’s (mostly sad) breakup story. “A shoe, caterpillar puppet, garterbelts, garden dwarf, axe or ginerbread cookie are just few of its various and odd exhibits.” Ditte Ilbrink, Júlia Bettuz, Karla Juni?i? and Adam Tesarski went to the center of Zagreb to learn more about this unusual museum. They met Brokensip’s employee Mia Tepša, who explained the Museum’s concept. “We dont discriminate. The items inside are…

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