Croatia

Korčula: This brought Tony to tears

When we visited the Island of Korčula in December 2004, it was 46 years since my husband Tony (born Ante Salečić) left the island and his hometown Korčula for far-away Australia. Tony’s childhood memories of Korčula Tony was in second grade at school when he left his homeland, and he remembers saying goodbye to his […] Read more…

Three buses and a ferry to Korčula

After an absence of 46 years, in December 2004, my husband Tony revisited his hometown, Korčula. I accompanied him. After spending an amazing 24 hours in Dubrovnik and filled with much excitement and anticipation, we headed for the bus terminal, to catch the bus to Korčula. Korčula is a small town on an island off […] Read more…

Zeje: A healthy choice

Are you into healthy eating? Are you seeking an alternative to mashed potato, potato chips (potato fries if you are from the US) or salad as an accompaniment for grilled or fried fish? My suggestion: Try Zeje (or Zelje), a traditional dish from the Dalmatian region of Croatia that combines green vegetables and potatoes. It’s […] Read more…

24 Hours in Dubrovnik (Part 1)

My husband and I visited Croatia in mid-December 2004. It was my first visit, but not so for Tony. He was returning to his homeland after an absence of more than 40 years!  Having just 7 days to spend visiting Split, Dubrovnik and Korčula, all in Dalmatia and with connections to Tony’s family and early childhood, time […] Read more…

Home cooking: Croatian style

My husband, Tony, was born in Croatia. His family moved to Australia in the 1950s. When I met him, at University, I was immediately attracted to him, but when he told me that he and his family came from Croatia – that he was born there – I didn’t believe him. It was not until […] Read more…