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11 minutes | Apr 27, 2021
Ep14 - Nature - The City and Its River
Zagreb lies on the banks of the river Sava. I bet that some of you who don’t live in Croatia, even if you visited Zagreb once, are asking yourselves as you’re reading this: “Wait, there’s a river in Zagreb?” If that thought occurred to you, don’t be too hard on yourself for not noticing. It sometimes even slips our minds to define Zagreb as a city by a river. If you don’t believe me, just take a look at blogs and info about Zagreb online. Or simply search for Zagreb images. Our river is rarely found in the first plan. Listen to the story bout the unique relationship of Zagreb and its river Sava. This story was originally written for Love Zagreb blog / Untold Stories. Support the show (https://buymeacoffee.com/cro_underrated)
16 minutes | Apr 23, 2021
Ep13 - Folk Customs - Green George
The spring arrives to Croatia today and it's brought to you by the Croatian version of the Green Man. We call him Green Jura or Zeleni Jura. This episode brings you the peculiar folk traditions related to St George's Day. Magical rituals left behind from the ancient times, bonfires, purifying rituals, and even a dragon, all comes together on what used to be one of the most important holidays of old.As promised in the episode, here are a few links where you can listen to traditional (or traditional with a modern take) songs of the day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iv58YtfvRghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBzqs-ESj-Yhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7v8IxBqKjoSupport the show (https://buymeacoffee.com/cro_underrated)
14 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
Ep12 - Curious Personalities - 500 Steps
This episode shares a story about a peculiar man-made sight in the woods of mount Medvednica and its curious builder Vladimir Horvat: 500 Horvat's Steps. The story is based on an old article that I wrote for the Secret Zagreb blog. Click here to read the article. You can find the Croatian version at Croatian blog Krajolici baštine, edited by my friend Silvija Jacić. Click here to enjoy the text in Croatian. Support the show (https://buymeacoffee.com/cro_underrated)
14 minutes | Apr 12, 2021
Ep11 - 1 Star Croatia - Castles
Judging by the stats and your comments, you’ve been enjoying very much the previous 1 Star Croatia series - the episodes dedicated to poor reviews of Croatian sights. Some travelers are not easily fooled and their helpful reviews might save you the trouble!This episode of the 1 Star Croatia series features poor funny reviews of Croatian castles. You can read what do particular travelers think about: Old town of SamoborDubovac castle near Samoborbeautiful Trakošćan castleKaštel GomilicaUNESCO's St Nicholas Fortress in ŠibenikIf you're enjoying this podcast, please hit subscribe on your favorite podcast player and leave a review. Support the show (https://buymeacoffee.com/cro_underrated)
8 minutes | Apr 9, 2021
Ep10 - Legends & Mysteries - Mysterious World of Zagreb Legends
I've been writing for a blog called Love Zagreb since the beginning of this year. It's a blog run by the Zagreb Tourism Board and it gathers stories by Zagreb locals. I joined the Love Zagreb team in January and have been writing for the section Untold Stories. Some of my Love Zagreb stories are going to be included in Croatia Underrated podcast. For starters, enjoy this episode with stories about my favorite mystical creatures: the Black Queen, the green sleeping dragon, and the witch of Grič. Find the full article here: Mysterious World of Zagreb Legends.Are you enjoying my podcast? Please, leave a review.Support the show (https://buymeacoffee.com/cro_underrated)
19 minutes | Apr 4, 2021
Ep09 - Folk Customs - Easter
It's Easter - and this calls for the first episode dedicated to Croatian folk customs. This episode brings you an overview of vivid Croatian Easter customs, such as:Croatian traditional Easter eggs pisaniceTypical local children games, such as egg hunt Croatian way and the competition in breaking each other's eggsMagic of Easter - unique night processions and bonfiresAt the very end of this episode - a fun Zagreb tradition that caused this whole episode to be marked as explicit
24 minutes | Apr 1, 2021
Ep08 - Quick Croatian Class - Hrvatska
This is the first episode of the Quick Croatian Class series. In the future, when you find the episodes with this name, get ready to learn some Croatian!More specifically, I will talk about how the Croatian language can be both familiar and unknown. The familiar part opens the door to friendship. But only when you unlock the unknown, you will be on the path to true appreciation.This first episode dedicated to learning Croatia starts with a mysterious word that confuses the unsuspecting tourists. They notice it all over the country, but they often have problems deciphering what it means. The word we're discovering in this episode is - Hrvatska.
13 minutes | Mar 22, 2021
Ep07 - News - Full Year Since the Zagreb Earthquake
Croatia owes its beauty to the powerful forces of nature. But every now and then, those forces come to collect their debt. We all hoped we wouldn’t meet those forces in our lifetimes, but boy were we wrong. In this episode, published on the first anniversary of the recent Zagreb earthquake, we remember two big earthquakes that happened in Croatia in 2020.
7 minutes | Mar 19, 2021
Ep06 - 1 Star Croatia - Croatian Karst
I received some feedback that you enjoyed the 1-Star-Review episode about Zagreb, so I decided to record another one, dedicated to some karst phenomena in Croatia. I will refer to some poor reviews in hope you will never do the same mistake as the travellers who wrote them, and actually visit the places. Btw, I visited all of these and was absolutely amazed, but hey, Tripadvisor is what counts, so let’s check what it says.
15 minutes | Mar 15, 2021
Ep05 - Curious Personalities - Best Known Croatian Women
In the first Croatia Underrated episode dedicated to curious historical personalities, I’m going to talk about “the B-side of history”, and that’s herstory: about Croatian women. After all, I started this podcast in March - female history month - so it’s only fair to talk about women. Beware, tough, because I will keep mentioning them throughout the year, just as well.
3 minutes | Mar 15, 2021
Ep04 - Shout Out - Dark Tales of Medieval Dubrovnik
In the Shout Out series of Croatia Underrated, I'm sharing my recommendations of experiences in Croatia. Just the other day, I finally tried the online experience called Dark Tales of Medieval Dubrovnik and I'm sharing my impressions in this short episode. If you prefer to read about it, find the text here.
8 minutes | Mar 10, 2021
Ep03 - 1 Star Croatia - Zagreb
Some episodes of Croatia Underrated are dedicated to - underratings... that is, poor reviews of Croatian attractions or precious places. In this episode, Iva shares several bad reviews of the top attractions of her home town of Zagreb, the capital of Croatia.
12 minutes | Mar 10, 2021
Ep02 - Legends & Mysteries - Valpovo Castle Part 2
This is the second part of a two-episodes story about the Valpovo castle and its beautiful park. This episode shares the tales about the mysterious ghost lady and the strange dragon society that left a mark inside of the castle's tower. Enjoy the first part here or read the full story on Croatia Underrated blog: Valpovo Castle - Pineapples, Dragons and Ghost Ladies.
13 minutes | Mar 10, 2021
Ep01 - Castlebusters - Valpovo Castle Part 1
This is the first part of a two-episodes story about the Valpovo castle and its beautiful park. Valpovo is a lovely town in Croatian region of Slavonia, off the path of the most typical tourist. In this episode, Iva is taking you on an audio-tour of the castle and its past, starting from the park that surrounds it. We will then enter the Museum of Valpovo Region within the baroque castle and hear about the interesting noblemen and women who lived there. You can also read the full story on Croatia Underrated blog: Valpovo Castle - Pineapples, Dragons and Ghost Ladies.
3 minutes | Mar 9, 2021
Ep00 - Intro to Croatia Underrated
Pozdrav i dobrodošli! Hello and welcome to Croatia Underrated - find out what to expect in the new podcast Croatia Underrated in its short intro episode.
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