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Summer Break 2015 in Zadar - Boutique Hostel Forum

School year's over. Time to put books on the shelf, store essays in 'bygones' folder on the computer, say 'see you in the fall ' to fellow students who got on your nerves and 'see you in a sec' to your bros (and sis')-in-arms... It' s time to forget about failures and successes of time (and exams) just passed. It's time for a break. No really, it's high time for a summer break.

Three Must-See Villages in Zadar Hinterland

Forget fish. It’s meat time and what a feast it is - Zadar’s hinterland is a place where any meat lover can enjoy a rhapsody of taste, be it pršut (dry cured ham) or lamb meat prepared peka style. Excellent traditional cuisine is complemented with rich cultural-historical heritage and preserved customs and traditions. With evidence of human presence dating centuries, even millennia back, Zadar’s hinterland has always been...

Rock Climbing on Molat Island near Zadar

Love Zadar in spring and summer time? Interested in exploring the nearby islands when it’s pleasantly warm? Looking for a bit of adrenaline? Are you an experienced rock-climber or curious to try it out? Yes? In that case, don’t forget to put Molat island on your list of wanna-visit destinations.

Design(er) - Boutique Hostel Forum

The hostel’s design is actually a love story - a fusion of traditional and modern with a kiss blown to Zadar. Homage is paid to one of Zadar’s landmarks and hostel’s namesake, the Roman Forum, by including elements of Roman architecture and culture such as the ‘grandstand’ in the common area as well as the Roman numerals used to mark the rooms together with standard numbering. 

Architect(ure) - Boutique Hostel Forum

Hostel Forum combines modern and traditional architecture where public and private sphere ideally intertwine. The dimensions of the building are 75 m of length and only 5 m of width, so the adaptation was by no means a walk in the park. Check out this great piece of architecture!

History and Location of Hostel Forum

Situated in Zadar’s historical core next to the remains of the ancient Roman Forum, the building itself is a valuable piece of post-WWII architecture. Designed in 1964 by renowned Croatian architect Bruno Milić, the building was initially home to hotel Forum, then it became the head office of the company Turisthotel. In 2012 the building was adapted and reconstructed, and so it became hostel Forum’s home sweet home.  

5 Reasons to Go Rafting on the Zrmanja River

Zrmanja… Zrm-, say whaaat?! Yes, it’s one of those lovely Croatian geographical names, so difficult to pronounce, but well worth remembering. It refers to a 69-kilometre long river in the Zadar hinterland that flows from southern Lika, ie northern Dalmatia, towards the sea. Together with its tributary Krupa, it’s a remarkable place for rafting trips in spring (particularly April and May) and autumn...

Wings for Life World Run Adriatika 2015 in Zadar

Once again it’s going to be one lovely day in Zadar. Once again the city is going to open its heart. Once again it’s going to be a part of a unique world event. Once again it’s going to welcome with open arms visitors (- participants) in a race for a good cause. Wings for Life World Run Adriatika is going to take place in Zadar on May 3 2015. Once again.


Cycling - Tour of Croatia 2015

Spring is here! You must have already seen the first blossoming tree, noticed the green displacing the gloomy colourless scenery of winter, enjoyed the first warm rays of sunshine with your jacket off… And the first thing to do is hop on a bike and go for a ride. No excuses. Unless you’ve already done it. As have many people already, since cycling is becoming more and more popular in Croatia, not only as a means of transport...