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Maraschino and Other Popular Drinks in Dalmatia

There’s nothing better than to spend a morning in a bar with an open terrace, sipping coffee, enjoying the sun, killing time in a completely relaxed mode. One of the first things visitors notice about Croatians is that they like their bars. It doesn’t mean that they are hopeless drunkards, but rather that they like to spend time in carefree chit-chat over a drink (or two). 

Škraping on the Pašman island 2015 – Hostel Forum

Pašman is one of the biggest islands in the Zadar archipelago, situated south of Zadar. It’s a place to be particularly in March, when a škraping competition takes place. Škraping is a strong incentive for nature and extreme sports enthusiasts to visit the island and region in general and an excellent choice for anyone looking for some time off and for an exciting event to attend. After all, škraping has become so much more...

Discovering Caves in Zadar Area – Hostel Forum

Caves are generally dark and cold, so basically the total opposite of what most visitors to Croatia seek for their holiday. But lovers of nature are amazed with Mother Nature’s artwork found in them. There really is something mysterious, awe-inspiring in the variety of their geomorphological shapes and the wealth of (hi)stories they tell.

How to Beat the Winter Blues - a City Break to Zadar

The days are shorter, it’s cold and misty outside, the little sunshine we get disappears before we get the chance to make the most of it. We lack motivation and energy and everything just seems so much harder to achieve. In fact, blah seems to be the general feeling. It’s that time of year we want to leave behind as soon as possible. But that needn’t be so. We can, in fact, fight it - by embracing the season, by doing...

Night of Museum in Zadar - Boutique Hostel Forum

Museum? You think it’s nothing to do with you? Think again. Night of Museum is a very popular event with participation of many museums throughout Croatia. So far, the visitors have included all generations, from babies to elderly, which means that everyone can find something to their taste and not just people who like looking at old things, art and culture. This year’s Night of Museum is dedicated to...

Top Dalmatian Desserts – Hostel Forum

Every proper meal consists of several courses, most of which generally include first course, main course and the inevitable dessert. It’s precisely the last one that gives the final touch to the whole meal. Basically, it’s the icing on the cake. Dalmatian desserts, as well as Croatian in general, show influences from Italian and Austrian cuisine, but they have been served on Dalmatian tables for generations and...

Our New Year’s Story – Hostel Forum

It’s that time of year when people are a tad more tolerant, positive, generous, when a certain air of togetherness is all around. It’s the holiday season, for some time to ponder and analyze one’s actions be it for religious reasons or other, for some time of reckless but carefree spending and continual merry making.

GoUnusual with Boutique Hostel Forum

GoUnusual is a renowned online guide and the number one reference when it comes to travelling differently, just as its name suggests. It’s about sleeping with a story all over the world, about extraordinary travel experiences and ideas. A recent addition to GoUnusual’s recommendations includes our hostel Forum. Being the odd one out doesn’t always pay off. But, striving to be refreshing and different in our case has earned us a spot in this popular travel guide, meaning that our hostel is actually the odd one in.

New Year’s Eve 2015 in Zadar - Boutique Hostel Forum

The story of the year 2014 is slowly wrapping up. Has it been a sad or happy, dull or exciting one, it’s up to every individual to judge for him/herself. What’s for sure is that it deserves the right kind of closure, just as the coming year should start with a spectacular beginning, if for nothing else, than at least for the promise that it’s going to be a good one. And isn’t New Year’s Eve the best excuse to pack up bags, go on a trip and spend a few wild or just relaxing days, ie just as we wish and need? Here are a few hints at how Zadar’s 2014 story might end: