Originally Posted by petar_pan
Yeah, and all of them going just in Dalmatia.
I am from Istria, and I mean there is alot of Czechs/Slovaks in summer time here but when I asked them, or they just said (and I spoke with alot of ppl) to me "I have been in Dalmatia on vacations". They even didn't know for Istria, just Rijeka.
What is your connection with Croatia? I assume you are just tourist from Netherlands.
Interesting that they don't even know of Istria. The west coast of Istria has become too touristy for my liking.
I am more than 'just' a tourist from Nizozemska. I've been going to Croatia every summer since 2001. And that ignited my interest in the history and culture of the Balkan peninsula, and Croatia in particular. So two years ago I did a research project about Yugoslavia in the 20th century. Conducting interviews with Croats in the Zadar region, and also teachers at my school (a Macedonian, Serb and Greek). That historic research has made me even more interested, and now I am studying history at university, planning to do a master at Mostar university (Croatian-language university). If everything goes well I also want to get my doctorate at some Yugoslavian university. And prob try and find a job in the region, and live there.
So, I think I am more than just a tourist!