Places

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.

Vegan in Zagreb: Mission impossible?

Although it’s quite difficult to have a diet that differs from the majority’s nutrition, being a vegan is getting easier all around the world, even in Zagreb.  This is why FPZG’s Erasmus students Egl? Šatkauskait?, Olivia Klochko , Florian Schäfer and Tobias Kaim decided to show some of the nutritional options in the City. They asked their friend Birgit to share her experience as a vegan, as well as to show them where to buy cheap yet high quality groceries and, of course, how to prepare them too. It is commonly known that vegan nutrition is way more expensive than nonvegetarian, especially for the ones considering clean eating non-negotiable, but…

Cat Caffe is (not) just for the cat ladies

  Ditte Ilbrink, Júlia Bettuz, Karla Junicic and Adam Tesarski all love cats and coffee. Interestingly, there is a caffe that combines both. Cat Caffe is a place in Zagreb where you can cuddle with cats when they’re in the mood (probably never) and also drink coffee when you’re in the mood (mostly always).  Even if you’re not a cat person, this video may encourage you to become one. If you are wondering how did the making of went, there’s also a MoJo!  

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,…

Lost in Zagreb

Our Erasmus students Elizabeth, Giulia and Adela have made an artistic video to show us what it is like to get lost in an unknown city. Followed by Elizabeth’s narration of lyrics by Paolo Nutini and wonderful, emotional music, this video perfectly captures the feeling of alienation and anxiety someone might feel surrounded by strangers in an unknown territory. For lyrics of the song by Paolo Nutini, click on the link below: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/paolonutini/thesestreets.html And here you can also see the MoJo backstory, filmed entirely by smartphone. Enjoy! 🙂  

Martićeva Street Guide

Our Erasmus girls Giulia, Elizabeth and Maria explored Marti?eva street, also known as the Design district in Zagreb. Marti?eva used to be a quiet place that never stood out, except by the fact that it was in the centre of the city. However, for the last couple of years this neighbourhood blossomed into the city’s creative zone, known for its local design stores, architecture, art and bars & restaurants. Originally famous for many car-related shops, Marti?eva transformed into creative community that we see nowadays. Elizabeth talked to Jelena Slavujevi?, Croatian Design Superstone communications manager, the biggest design concept store in Croatia. For more information about Design District, visit the site below…

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 animals. The specialisation prepares them for a career in managing animal populations, either in their natural habitat (in situ) or in breeding centres and zoos (ex situ). Wildlife managers possess a broad mix of skills and knowledge, ranging from ecology, population biology and nature conservation to project management, organisation techniques and GIS (Geographical Information Systems)….

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