Rijeka – European Capital of Culture 2020

What an important year for my beloved hometown! In 2020, Rijeka shares the title of European Capital of Culture with Galway and is getting ready for its grand entrance onto the European cultural stage. And the symbolic grand opening of the programme is only a day away – on 1 February.

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Holiday Magic at Trsat Castle

Like every year, Christmas has arrived to my beloved Rijeka. Unlike every year, however, one of Rijeka’s main touristic sights, the Trsat Castle, this year got a new sparkly holiday makeover and brought even more holiday cheer to people of Rijeka and their visitors. Yesterday I got the chance to visit the Trsat castle in the evening and was completely stunned by how fairy-tale like it looks! Continue reading “Holiday Magic at Trsat Castle”

Holiday Season in Rijeka and Graz

With the arrival of the holiday season, the mood instantly changes. It becomes more elevated, more nervous at times because there is so many things to do, so many presents to buy, cakes and cookies to bake and visits to plan, but also more cheerful as you keep hearing holiday songs on the radio and you see the towns put on their most festive apparel and are full of lights, decorations and smell of mulled wine.

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Rijeka: Ode to the Hometown

It’s been raining a lot in my home time lately, and we’ve all gotten quite used to the grayness, dampness and puddles which are so usual in Rijeka during the winter season. Which is why today’s sunny weather brought smiles and good mood to the entire town. It’s been a really beautiful, sunny day, perfect for spending time in the city centre, hanging out with your friends and enjoying cakes and coffee in one of the cafés. This morning, it seemed as if all people of Rijeka came out to soak up the sun, and the centre was full of casual passers-by, cute children and adorable pets. Continue reading “Rijeka: Ode to the Hometown”