Croatia

The Republic of Croatia is located in Eastern Europe. It has a long coastline following the Adriatic sea and offers some amazing sunsets. The Croatian coastline is speckled with hundreds of little island, some of which are protected areas. The Croatian language is a mystery to us and we don’t understand a single word of it. Luckily, many Croatians speak English quite well. The most visited destinations in Croatia are the Plitvice Lakes, the beach town of Split, Dubrovnik, and Krka. We visited Zadar for a few days.

Croatia is a relatively small country. In size, it’s number 127 in the world. The highway and train system are well maintained and easy to use. The Croatian government made an effort to make the country easy to visit and accessible for every type of tourist.

LGBT

LGBT rights improved in the recent years, but local customs sometimes are old fashioned. Same-sex sexual activity is legal in Croatia since 1977. Gender transition is also legal in Croatia and the government has recently made some changes to make life a little easier for gender-doubters. Croatia has a Gender Equality Law and other laws to protect the LGBT community. Still, there has been some trouble in the past years. There have been homophobic incidents in the past year and there has even been an attack during the gay pride in capital Zagreb. The European Commission expressed its concerns about homophobic acts and attacks in the country. Even though Croatia does all it can to become a safe haven for LGBT, the local population might not be entirely ready. Being protected by the law doesn’t mean that nothing can happen! Always be cautious and aware when traveling!

4 Days In Zadar - Croatia

Zadar – Medieval town in Croatia

The ancient town of Zadar is located on the Adriatic coast in Croatia. As the oldest town in the country,...