Sunday, January 14, 2007

Croatia Online - The Australian Influence

It’s not just the Brits that love Croatia, there’s an ever growing band of Aussie explorers who have discovered its delights. Like Ireland, there is also a huge diaspora of Croatians spread throughout the world, including Australia, a few of whom have returned to their Croatian roots. In the latter category is the owner of the Arsenal in Zadar and the Illyria group of Hotels and marina in Biograd. The Arsenal is a stunning historic venue, now adapted in style to provide boutiques, a great live events stage and an ideal place to eat, drink and chill out. "Returnees" also include Shane Braddock who, with his partner Julie Morgan, under the banner of Lifejacket Adventures, have an innovative portfolio of business interests designed to make your trip to Dalmatia just that little bit different. Top of the list are their day and multi day tours from Split on a traditional Dalmatian wooden fishing boat, the Gajeta Falkuša (see today’s photo). The tours are a total immersion in the old fishing life of the region - guests are given lectures on the maritime heritage of Dalmatia, taught to cook authentic Dalmatian food and instructed on rowing or sailing the boats. Other activities offered, depending on the season are grape, olive, carob or fig picking, rosemary harvesting, and grappa making. Lifejacket Adventures also organize walking tours of Split and set up the first self service launderette in Croatia.

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Lifejacket Adventures

The Arsenal Zadar


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