Croatia: Roko releases medley of Eurovision winners

Roko covers “Euphoria”, “Rise Like A Phoenix” and “Molitva” Soon, Roko will be jetting off to Tel Aviv for the start of rehearsals. Ahead of this, he has released a piano medley of three former Eurovision winners. In the video, Roko covers Loreen’s “Euphoria” (Sweden 2012), Conchita’s “Rise Like A Phoenix” (Austria 2014), and Marija Šerifović’s “Molitva” (Serbia...

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From The Slovenian Mindset

Slovenia quickly became one of my favorite European countries for its dramatic natural landscapes, unique mix of Mediterranean and Alpine geography, meticulously built towns and cities, and amazing food and wine. But that wasn’t even what impressed me the most during my visit: it was how much I learned from the Slovenian people’s entrepreneurial mindset. Slovenians are an impressive group of...

2017 Eights on Sava rowing race held in Croatia

Rowers compete during the 3700-metre-long 2017 Eights on Sava rowing race organized by Croatian Academic Rowing Club Mladost in Zagreb, Croatia, Nov. 4, 2017.

Italy’s gender gap is getting a whole lot worse

Women who want equal opportunities to work, fair pay, political representation, a higher education and access to health care won’t find it in Italy, global statistics show. Women have more equality in Mexico, Kazakhstan, Zimbabwe or Bangladesh than in Italy, according to the World Economic Forum’s 2017 report on the global gender gap. Out of 144 countries, Italy ranks 82nd for equal opportunities...

Iranian cultural week opens in Montenegro

TEHRAN – An Iranian cultural week opened on Wednesday in the Budo Tomovic Cultural Center in Podgorica, the capital city of Montenegro. An exhibition of paintings by master of miniature Mahmud Farshchian, an exhibition of photos of Iranian tourist attractions, as well as film screening sessions have been arranged for the weeklong event, the organizers have announced. Budo Tomovic Cultural Center...

5 Slovenian Castles For an Unexpected Destination Wedding

Slovenia has recently emerged as a surprising wedding destination for international visitors. Jani Peljhan, a local and owner of the Wajdusna travel company, also notes that the country has seen strong economic development, which, because the country is so young—it’s been independent for 25 years—is all the more exciting. Peljhan recalls it as drastically different (and quite somber) walking...

Popular Chinese Reality TV Show Filming in Croatia

Croatia’s popularity as a filming destination continues to grow. A popular reality TV show in China, watched by over 300,000 million people, is currently in Croatia filming. The crew from ‘Everyday you learn something new’, a reality TV show featuring Chinese celebrities travelling around Croatia learning new things, is filming in Dubrovnik at the moment before moving on to Zagreb next. “This...

A wildflower explosion in deepest Slovenia

The glittering wildflower meadows and verdant forests of central Slovenia have long been known to botanists for their impressive displays of native flora in spring. But you don’t have to be a botanist to be transfixed by the sight of an alpine meadow in full bloom, where orchids and lilies peep above a multi-coloured host of trollius, arnica, centaurea, dianthus, gentian, lunaria, ranunculus, edelweiss...

Peace and quiet in Montenegro

Montenegro has become an increasingly popular tourist destination over recent years. Following its independence from Serbia in 2006, Montenegro quickly built up a reputation as a quieter French Riviera-style resort with stunning beaches, mountains and rivers. Last year, easyJet launched flights from London Gatwick to Tivat, meaning visitors could avoid the three-hour drive from Dubrovnik across the...

Dear Tourists, Google the Word ‘Bura’. Seriously…

The Croatian Mountain Rescue Service (CMRS), who do an amazing job each year rescuing and keeping people safe all over Croatia, have issued their pre-season warning for tourists. CMRS, who last won the Communicator of the Year award for their communication and humour on social media, are again urging tourists to be careful whilst out enjoying Croatia’s beautiful nature. Here is their letter of advice...