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European Tree of the year announced

By Petra Tkalcec / 2015-03-05

IS it not great that contests like this exist at all? We have less and less treas all over the world so we better pay some attention to the ones that are still here. What is great about this contest is that it focuses on the personal story behind the tree in question and the […]


Spotted in Čakovec: Happy

By Petra Tkalcec / 2014-02-17

Happy people of Čakovec, Croatia, sharing positivity on Saturday dancing to Pharrell Williams’ Happy. All generations dancing togethe in this flash-mob type of thingie arranged thru a facebook group ČAKOVČANKE I ČAKOVČANCI. Čakovec (pronounced [t͡ʃâkɔ̝v̞et͡s]) (other names Csáktornya, Aquama and Tschakathurn) is a city in northern Croatia, located around 90 kilometres (56 miles) north of Zagreb, […]


Spotted in Selce: The Seagull Guy

By Petra Tkalcec / 2013-09-17

Taking a walk to get our morning coffee in Selce, Croatia we spotted this sea equivalent of a pigeon guy: a seagull guy. I am fond of seagulls, they give me the feeling of summer. I do have to admit though, that I am a tad intimidated by those looks they can throw, and even […]


Spotted in Selce: Meeting the Eva Sardines guy

By Petra Tkalcec / 2013-09-02

This time last year I was drinking my morning coffee at Anka cafe in Selce, a cute little town on the Adriatic coast. We always spend our summer vacation here, and often have coffees at that exact place, but never before did we have a pleasure of witnessing the following Eva sardines walrus sailor called Šime […]


Spotted in Zagreb: Friday at the Museum of Broken Relationships

By Petra Tkalcec / 2013-08-23

Technically, I spotted this on Instagram and Branka spotted it in in front of Zagreb’s Museum of Broken Relationships, awarded the Kenneth Hudson Award 2011 for ‘the most unusual, daring and, perhaps, controversial achievement that challenges common perceptions of the role of the museums’. It is also one of the top spots to see in […]


Spotted in Budapest: Skimboarding the Danube

By Petra Tkalcec / 2013-06-05

As of yesterday afternoon Hungary is in state of emergency. Danube levels are rapidly rising and are expected to peak during the weekend. Roads along the Danube are already closed. I checked it out with the kids this morning near the Chain bridge when people were still enjoying the car-free zone, but Danube already started […]