Do you speak English

Govorite Govorii li (engleski) (pol inf) gaw-vaw-ree-te gaw-vaw-reesh lee (engleskee) Does anyone here speak (English) Da li itko govori (engleski) da lee eet-kaw gaw-vaw-ree (engleskee) What's this called in Croatian Kako se ovo zove no hrvatskom ka-kaw se aw-vaw zaw-ve na hr-vat-skawm What does mean Sto znaci shtaw zna-chee I (don't) understand. Ja (ne) razumijem. ya (ne) ra-zoo-mee-yem Could you write it down, please Mozete li to napisati, molim vas maw-zhe-te lee taw na-pee-sa-tee maw-leem...

Kordula Town

O Bus Statipn (25m) Dos Locos (25m) Fresh (25m) - ' J 34 Hotel Marko Polo (200m) . VHotel Park (400m) Hotel Liburna (400m) Konoba Maslina (2km) Hospital (2km) Pansion Hajduck (2km) Hotel Bon Repos (3km) Autocamp Kalac (4km) Lumbardaa (10km) Kamp Oskorusica (10km) Kamp Tri Zala (10km) Kamp Vrbovica (10km) Ferries to Orebic Small Governor's Tower (1449) that protected the harbour and the Governor's Palace, which used to stand next to the town hall. The entrance to the old city is through the...

Deep Vein Thrombosis

Blood clots may form in the legs during plane flights, chiefly due to prolonged immobility. The longer the flight, the greater the risk. The chief symptom of DVT is swelling of or pain in the foot, ankle or calf, which is usually, but not always, on just one side. When a blood clot travels to the lungs, it may cause chest pain and breathing difficulties. Travellers with any of these symptoms should immediately seek medical attention. To prevent the development of DVT on long-distance flights...

Festivals Events

Carnival For the best costumes, dancing and revelry in this pre-Lent celebration, head to Rijeka, Samobor or Zadar. Days of Croatian Film Short features and animated films are shown in Zagreb theatres, followed by awards. Vukovar Puppet Spring Festival In the last week of March, Vukovar becomes a puppet town with workshops, demonstrations and performances. Queer Zagreb FM Festival In the last week of April, this festival hosts gay-themed films and music. Zagreb Biennial of Contemporary Music In...

Old Town Around

You have to choose carefully when it comes to the old town's restaurants. Many ride on the assumption that you're here just for a day (as many of the big cruiser passengers are) and that you won't be coming back. Rather than looking for somewhere to eat on the Stradun, go to the side streets, where you'll find plenty of good places to eat and snack (see our recommendations following). Also be highly discerning when choosing to eat on Prijeko, where many of the offerings can be overpriced....

Sloboda Cinema Map p clock tower

This is the most centrally located cinema in Dubrovnik. Posters outside advertise the nightly showings. Open-Air Cinema Map p262 Kumicica, Lapad In two locations, it is open nightly in July and August with screenings starting after sundown 9pm or 9.30pm . Also at Za Rokom in the old town Map p264 . Lazareti Mapp262 324633 FranaSupila8 Come here for the free art-film seasons hosted by a group of local film enthusiasts throughout the year. International and local films are projected onto the...

Yummy food Lokrum Island

A ferry shuttles half-hourly in summer to lush Lokrum Island 80KN return , a Unesco-protected national park. It's a beautiful, peaceful place, where most visit to get away from the hustle of Dubrovnik. Note that no one can stay overnight. The rocky nudist beach marked FKK is a delight for naturists, and there is a botanical garden and the ruins of a medieval Benedictine monastery. You can swim off numerous rocks. It's heavenly. Snack at Lacroma snacks from 20KN , a bar two minutes' walk uphill...

Lapad

Most of the less-expensive hotels are in Lapad, as well as a few more luxurious establishments. It's quite a pleasant place to stay, away from the droves of tourists that flood the old town. It's also a mixed residential and tourist neighbourhood, and weekends are full of strolling locals and their kids, so you really get the feeling of being part of the city. The main road is Setaliste Kralja Tomislava, while the pedestrian tree-lined Setaliste Kralja Zvonimira makes a lovely stroll past...

Private Rooms

If you're on a budget, you'll have little choice but to go for private accommodation, but beware of the scramble of private owners at the bus station or Jadrolinija ferry terminal some provide what they say they offer, others are scamming. Try to pin down the location in advance or you could wind up staying a considerable distance from town. If the ones listed here are all booked up, it's a good idea to try booking through any of the travel agencies p264 or the tourist office p263 . If you rent...

Eating

The restaurants on Mljet serve good quality fish and seafood, but also the unexpected surprise of kid and lamb. A lot of dishes are done 'under the bell' - cooked from top and bottom under hot coals. Fresh fish costs about 300KN per kilogram. A tip for boaters you can moor at any of the restaurants for free if you eat there. Hill Stermasi 098 939 0362 Saplunara mains from 50KN Phone Stermasi two hours in advance and head over to Saplunara for a dinner or lunch you'll remember for the rest of...

Shopping

The finest artisans' product from Croatia is the intricate lace from Pag Island, part of a centuries-old tradition that is still going strong. Although you'll sometimes see it in handicraft shops in Zagreb and Dubrovnik, it's more fun to take a trip out to Pag where you can buy the patches of lace directly from the women who make them. Embroidered fabrics are also featured in many souvenir shops. Croatian embroidery is distinguished by the cheerful red geometric patterns set against a white...