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Spirit-lifting stories and hidden gems of Croatia with Iva Silla. If you'd like to get a taste of Croatian cultural and natural diversity, there is a chance you might enjoy this podcast. Let's share the fascination with the underrated side of Croatia! Short episodes talk about little-known places and stories of Croatia, about hidden gems that sometimes even the locals don’t know much about... There is a share of Croatian legends and dark history, unique folk customs, historical anecdotes, and curious personalities. Expect some interviews, too, mostly with people connected to creative tourism. The overlooked corners of Croatia travel to every corner of the world with Croatia Underrated. And the other way around.If you're enjoying the podcast, please rate it or support it through Buy Me a Coffee.

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Spirit-lifting stories and hidden gems of Croatia with Iva Silla. If you'd like to get a taste of Croatian cultural and natural diversity, there is a chance you might enjoy this podcast. Let's share the fascination with the underrated side of Croatia! Short episodes talk about little-known places and stories of Croatia, about hidden gems that sometimes even the locals don’t know much about... There is a share of Croatian legends and dark history, unique folk customs, historical anecdotes, and curious personalities. Expect some interviews, too, mostly with people connected to creative tourism. The overlooked corners of Croatia travel to every corner of the world with Croatia Underrated. And the other way around.If you're enjoying the podcast, please rate it or support it through Buy Me a Coffee.

    Ep14 - Nature - The City and Its River

    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. 
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    • 10 min
    Ep13 - Folk Customs - Green George

    Ep13 - Folk Customs - Green George

    The spring arrives in 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 ancient times, bonfires,  purifying rituals, and even a dragon, all come 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://youtu.be/1wQyQmPp6jM
    https://youtu.be/2iv58YtfvRg
    https://youtu.be/fc_2-S0h8Ow
    https://youtu.be/VBzqs-ESj-Y
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    • 15 min
    Ep12 - Curious Personalities - 500 Steps

    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.  
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    • 14 min
    Ep11 - 1 Star Croatia - Castles

    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. 
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    • 13 min
    Ep10 - Legends & Mysteries - Mysterious World of Zagreb Legends

    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.

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    • 7 min
    Ep09 - Folk Customs - Easter

    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 explicitSupport the show (https://buymeacoffee.com/cro_underrated)

    • 18 min

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My husband and I will be visiting Zagreb and other cities in Croatia this August for 2 weeks! I found this podcast while reading about fun things to do in Zagreb. I’ve been listening and am enjoying it! I look forward to visiting and appreciate finding this podcast!!

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