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Dobrodošli u Hrvatska!

Welcome to Croatia.

Ángel Méndez Glendys Santiago Rodríguez Laura English III Croatia is a country located in Southeastern Europe. Its capital and largest city is Zagreb. Croatia borders Slovenia to the north, Hungary to the northeast, Bosnia and Herzegovina to the southeast, Serbia to the east, and Montenegro to the southeast.

Balkan. Croatian is written in the Latin alphabet. Austrian. a South Slavic language of the IndoEuropean family.Croats share an overall sense of national culture. It has thirty letters. Catholic tradition and values remain among the most important aspects of Croatian national and cultural identity. folktales. Major holidays Croatia today has a number of official national holidays. The Croatian language has German. Folklore The cultures that influenced Croatian folk culture through the centuries are Hungarian. Roman and Illyrian cultures. and Turkish. the Feast of the . Traditional Croatian folk culture is manifested in dances. Their culture is the result of a fourteen century-long history which has seen the development of many cities and monuments including many adoptions from ancient Greek. Hungarian. Many of these are associated with Catholic holy days and traditions. Venetian. Religion The dominant religious tradition of the Croats is Roman Catholicism. they have steadfastly maintained their religion. ancient Mediterranean. For thirteen centuries. holiday traditions. ancient Croatian. each of them are pronounced with a distinct sound. These include Easter Monday (late March or early April). Language The Croats speak Croatian. Italian and Turkish words. songs. and other forms.

On All Saints' Day. . the inter-city bus network is extensively developed. International Labor Day (May 1). Cravat or Necktie. Nicholas Day. Other nonworking holidays are New Year's Day (January 1). children leave their shoes out for St. AntiFascist Struggle Day (June 22). and Epiphany (January 6). On the eve of St. Christmas Day (December 25). Statehood Day (May 30). And finally there is a symbol of Croatian culture. with higher levels of coverage and timetables than the railways. the schedule is denser and can include several round trips within a day. and Patriotic Gratitude Day (August 5). preparing and blessing food baskets. December 26. It was part of the uniform worn by Croatian soldiers. On the other hand. Split and Dubrovnik and an extensive system of ferries that are available on a daily or weekly basis.Assumption of Mary (August 15). located in Zagreb. and place chrysanthemums on the graves in remembrance of their deceased loved ones. December 6. Croatia has also three major international airports. and attending church services. Easter is celebrated by coloring and sharing eggs. It was disseminated across Europe during Thirty Years' War (1618–1648) by Croatian regiments serving under Austria. Transportation. All rail services are operated by Croatian Railways. Croatia has an extensive rail network. people visit cemeteries. Most of the notable holiday customs are associated with the church holidays. From April to September. light candles. All Saints' Day (November 1). Nicholas to leave them gifts.

Prices of Hotels. to visit the Islands Croats.200 Bs including Ticket´s cost from Caracas. Dubrovnik and islands. and its most visited destination.500 Bs. restaurants and nightlife. The "Upper Town" has delightful hilly. The highest prices are found in the top tourist areas. flights. This is an exciting city that offers an invaluable window into Croatian culture. the cheapest prices are found in the mainland. Places to visit. shops and bars filling the 18th-century buildings. The "Lower Town" is more citified but the long line of parkland that stretches from the train station to the town centre makes a nice stroll in any season. may well be the highlight of your Croatian holiday. like Istria. . Unlike high seasons where the prices are higher: 24. Dubrovnik: located at the city of Ston. ferry. Dubrovnik is Croatia's top sight. car rentals. Zagreb: Zagreb is Croatia's capital city and a top sight for its wealth of museums. restaurants and taxi fares may go up and down. Budget. prices vary a lot depending on the location. In general Croatia is not that expensive.Boat and ferries are the ideal way. depending on the demand and season of the year. bars. narrow streets with cafes. and relatively cheaper. Any Venezuelan who wishes travelling to Croatia in low season will need around 17. and in the smaller Dalmatian cities.

There are great Sights to visit such as Diocletian´s Palace. The island of Brac has a smaller sandy cove near Postira. once a small fishing. farming and trading village. vineyards and pine forests from the mountain peaks down to the golden beaches and islands. Baskavoda and Marskaka. Split: Split is busy and big (it's Croatia's second largest city).This place was baptized as “the pearl of Adriatic” because of its incomparable architectural heritage. Trogir. The gleaming marble streets of Dubrovnik are lined with baroque buildings punctuated by beautifully sculpted Renaissance Fountains and facades. While the Makarska Riviera is a series of picturesque white pebble bays and water's edge promenades. The most famous beach is Zlatni Rat on the island of Brac. is now a favourite tourist resort. and Romans ruins under a dramatic mountain backdrop and opens onto a vast expanse of sea. Solta and Brac. Whichever Croatia beach you may . Offshore. Baska Voda. You can also enjoy the beautiful beaches this city has to laze away the day in the sun. It nestles beneath the spectacular Biokovo Mountains from which watercourses mark out olive groves. along with several pebble bays. In 2009 this beach was voted "the best in Europe" by the Daily Telegraph and "one of the 10 best beaches in the World". the crystal-clear sea is littered with wooded islands that make easy day trips. Korcula Island is hemmed by 195 beaches and coves that make excellent snorkelling grounds. There are many island you can easily visit.

asks mish-mash or "konoba". Every person who visits this country always tries “the brodet”.choose. For evenings. But if you want something more "exotic". is a luxury food. a smart-casual look will work well. prstaci shellfish. so bikinis are very much the dress for the day time. Clothes to wear It depends of the stage of the season. The Cuisine is based on a hugely varied range of seafood dishes. It's said that 400 species of fish thrive in local waters. . and if you are planning on eating out. swordfish-style dentex and orhan. a mixed fish stew with rice. for four persons may not pass 100 Euros. a pine clad promenade is likely to form a green ribbon backdrop to amazingly clear water. they are cheap and very tasting. it is worth knowing that restaurants are not that formal. cuttlefish and fresh sardines. A trip to Croatia is likely to involve enjoying the fabulous beaches. Foods to try Croatians place a high priority on fresh. but people do tend to dress up in the evenings. and squid -often deliciously prepared with rice in its own blue-black ink. You can also try "burek" (puff pastry with cheese or meat) or "Skampi na buzaru" (Norway lobster in sauce of tomato and garlic). Some which appear on mouth watering menus could include bream. correctly prepared food. langoustines like mini lobsters.

.you need to pack a rainproof coat. Best time of year It depends on what you want to do.The early evening is still traditionally the time when locals take a stroll before dinner. If you are planning on visiting any religious sites then you must cover your shoulders. In the cooler months .from November to May . References. but for most purposes the best time to visit Croatia is in late spring or early autumn followed by summer and lastly winter. the ladies showing off tans in floaty summer dresses and guys in jeans and polo shirts. The summer (June – August) is very hot and the lightest natural fabrics will work best. of course. Pretty sandals/flip flops are definitely your best bet.

co.com/Cr-Ga/Croatia. http://www. Retrieved from: http://www. Croatia. Retrieved from: http://www.com/holidaywardrobe/europe/croatia/75-what-to-wear-in-croatia.croatiaemb.kwintessential. (2011. Countries and their culture. June 11).C.everyculture.php .uk/resources/globaletiquette/croatia. Mary K.Embassy of Croatia. Retrieved from: http://www. Washington.org/ (1998) Global etiquette.html What to wear in holidays. D. Illiland.html.whattowearonholiday.

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