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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…

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.

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…

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…

Erasmus Christmas

Most citizens of Croatia, Ukraine, Poland and Germany celebrate Christmas. Although at first it seems that all we celebrate Christmas in a similar way, our Erasmus students are here to reassure us. Anita Fudalej, Maksym Sytnikov, Tena Šar?evi?, Anna Will and Sarah Krka collected some interesting facts about celebrating Christmas in their countries and compared Advent in Croatia, i.e. Zagreb, with their homeland advent. “It is not like this in Germany. We don’t like to light everything up so much”, Anna says. Students also shared with us what they like about celebrating Christmas in Croatia. Anita noticed another feature of Croatian advent; “I’m not sure why I like Christmas in…

Meet Sarah

  Meet Sarah Krka, a German student of Bosnian origin. Even though her parents were born and raised in Tuzla, the war in 1991. chased them away in Berlin, Germany. A few years later, Germany became Sarah’s homeland, but every year she is visiting her family in Bosnia. This year, Sarah came to Croatia to learn about Croatian culture and language, while staying in a dorm to get the ”full student experience”. Her colleagues Maksym Sytnikov, Tena Šar?evi?, Anita Fudalej and  Anna Will helped Sarah to tell a story about herself. Also, take a look at the MoJo about the making of Sarah’s story.

Sarma

Winter has come, Christmas is over, but there’s one thing to keep our bellies full, our bodies warm and our faces smiling and it’s sarma! 😀  Originally from the former Ottoman Empire, sarma is a dish traditionally served in countries all the way from Middle East to the Balkans and Central Europe. The word sarma comes from Turkish language, from the verb sarmak, which, roughly translated means ”to wrap” or ”to roll”. Naturally, it is made with minced meat wrapped with cabbage leaves; in Croatia, sarma is usually made with minced pork or beef meat mixed with rice, wrapped with cabbage leaves and served with mashed potatoes. Every country has its own…

Christmas gift hunt

Are you running out of ideas for your Christmas presents? Feeling uninspired, and not very thick on the budget? If the answer to all those questions is ”yes”, see how Giulia went searching for perfect Christmas presents! Maybe you’ll get some ideas afterwards. Either way, Christmas is getting closer every day and with it comes the pressure to get everything on time, which is why Giulia is here to offer you some fresh ideas. And remember, it’s not always necessary to spend a fortune on gifts, it’s much better to just get creative and find something that’ll hold some meaning to the person on the receiving end. If you’re crafty and feeling inspired,…

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