Visit Croatia – The DON’Ts of Visiting Croatia

Visit Croatia – The DON’Ts of Visiting Croatia

Hey there fellow travelers mark here with Walters room today, we’re in hvar Croatia One of the beautiful islands here in Croatia on the Dalmatian coast and today we have for you are the don’ts of Visiting Croatia because there’s some things you’re obviously gonna do like you’re gonna go to split and co2 emissions Palace and you’re gonna go to Dubrovnik and walk the walls and you’re gonna go up to Poole and see the Coliseum up there But there are things, you know general cultural things You probably don’t want to do when you do come here so you can have a better time Okay, so let’s get started now My first don’t for you is don’t get freaked out when you hear Croatians talking to each other Well Croatians kind of a brusque loud language, and and and since we’re by the scene You know when we’re by the city people get loud and boisterous I kind of look at Croatian kind of like it the sound is the brusqueness of German like that. Rah rah, rah but then it has the they have the emphasis and the energy of the Italians when they go so sometimes it seems like they’re Kennedy into a little bit of a spat when It is just two friends mean like hey, how you doing? I’m great. How are you? So it is one of those things I’ve seen a few tourists You know give that like what the hell was that look when the Croatians started talking So I usually give you a heads up for that Now my second don’t for you is if you do get to talk to the Croatians try to avoid talking about the war with Serbia And the early nineties did the war for independence or the last war depending on how they they they call it because it still is really It still touched a lot of people’s lives here in Croatia some families more than others so you don’t know how you know a touch of a subject it is so I just kind of Suggest avoiding it if they bring it up to talk about it. That’s fine But just one of those things you probably better to wait and maybe not talk about too much when you are here. Okay? Also that leads into the third thing I want to tell you not to do say don’t call Croatia Yugoslavia Yugoslavia, it’s been gone for a long time now and it’s time to let it go Okay, this is Croatia. They like Croatia. They want to be conquer Asians stick with it. That way don’t say Yugoslavia I know my younger crowd watching this now as much of an issue because we’re used to saying Croatian for 20 years now But for a lot of people it’s to it so it’s Yugoslavia. No, it’s not. Don’t call them that go say here Yugoslavia It will not go over well and going along kind of with that is realize that crazy are very proud So my next stone is don’t diss Anything Croatian when you are here because people really are super proud of Croatia of their football teams of the UNESCO World Heritage Sizes of their Islands of their food other a cappella singing all these kind of things and here’s a beautiful country Well, we’re checking out lots of cool stuff cheap prices things like that but you’re gonna probably find some stuff that might annoy you when you are here like the rocky beaches and and Sometimes the service isn’t super but it’s fine. You know, you might have some issues but do not bring that up to the crow It’s okay because the locals don’t really like that but that’s kind of like anywhere you go people don’t appreciate the constructive criticism Might might be out there and so here is no different now me v don’t for you I just saw out here on the beach behind me Don’t expect a comfy lie down on the beaches here in Croatia. Now, the beaches are beautiful the water. Look at its crystal clear That’s somebody it’s a little bay with boats in and it’s just gorgeous But the thing is the beaches here a lot of times our ston beaches or they have a lot of pebbles and rocks on them which makes it a little difficult to get down to I was down here watching the this couple trying to get into the Into the water down here and the poor girl It took her like five minutes to get down to the beach because the stones were hurting your feet so much So if you are gonna come especially with little kids bring water shoes, so you can walk on the rocks and enjoy it Because it can get quite painful. I know with my boys when we were here together. There are a few years ago I mean it was a lot of tiptoeing and ow, ow Ow, it’s though so don’t expect a comfy lie on the beach. Make sure you bring those comfy shoes Okay now since you’ll be going to the beach one thing I guess I shouldn’t have to mention but it is important is don’t forget your sunblock and your sun protection and some bug spray Okay, because the Sun here is very intense and it gets very hot here in the summer Okay, like 35 4 degrees Celsius so over 100 degrees Fahrenheit and it can’t be kind of dangerous for travelers So stay hydrated, but also lather up on your SPF on your sunblock. I have 70 on Okay, so maybe bring a hat too, but also the bug spray I remember we were here in July and I me and I my youngest son We got eaten alive by the mosquitoes and other bugs So do be careful with that now my seventh don’t for you is don’t expect to get places quickly in Croatia She’s got this kind of interesting shape because you got the long coastline and there’s a big continental part in there And the thing is you’re gonna take buses and ferries to get around like to the islands and buses to go between towns There’s some train lines but not for everywhere and they’re not always that great But you’re good to take buses and it may look like it’s closed But with all the mountainous terrain and islands and stuff like that It will take you longer to get to certain spots than you expect Like you look at the map say oh there should be like a three-hour drive and it turns out to be a five-hour drive You know Oh
I can get over that island and the ferry systems especially don’t expect the ferries to go all the time in the winter months Okay in the summer months you’ll be able to get anywhere fine If you’re coming off season that can be an issue now Another thing I want to tell you is don’t skip the local museums now. I know there’s World Heritage Sites here. There’s amazing History here you walk you through these towns with the stonework and the little winding streets that it’s just gorgeous. UNESCO We’re at Heritage Sites seven of them in Croatia you can go see natural beauty like the Kirk falls in the Lake District and and walking the walls to Dubrovnik and Pula with the Cathedral or not the Cathedral with the Colosseum there’s tons of amazing stuff that’s here However, what I really like is well aside from that is the small local museums because the people are so proud I mean you get great guys like I’m from afar my family’s from afar and I will tell you how great hvar is and not I don’t tell you splits the Best city because I’m from split split is the best city So I’m not saying anything They have this pride here And you see that a lot in some of the smaller museums a lot of the city Museums we were in Šibenik and oh my goodness their city museum was fantastic It’s showing the history and the pride of the people. So don’t just hit the beach and the UNESCO sites Also go explore some of those smaller museums when you are here because I’ve felt them I found them to be really worthwhile And kind of going along with that local kind of feels Don’t skip the local food now you’ll see a lot of pizza and pasta and stuff like that all over the place because there’s a lot about Italian influence and things like that, but there’s a lot of really great food here in Croatia. Yes. We’re on this sea So the sea food is fantastic the prawns the mussels getting this the black risotto and stuff like that Oh
It’s so good Getting the what we always like to get was the the look all the fish plate and you get all kinds of different stuff sea Bass and prawns and and oh my god is so good. It’s so good. You have that animates here as well So if you like seafood, it’s great. If you like meat, it’s great They have these things and there’s tons of salads here as well So there’s some nice variety so you can mix it up So don’t just think I’m going to buy same things every day Now do explore the local cuisines because there are some pretty good stuff here Also, they you tend to drink the wine here the beers Okay
But wines one of their things are very proud of here now kind of falling off that Restaurant feel you may think as oh, how am I gonna pay when I’m here. Well, don’t think you can pay in Euros Okay, they have the Cunha here in Croatia. And they prefer the Kuna you’ll actually see sign saying we do not accept euros Yes, Quraish is in the European Union, but they don’t use the euro So don’t think you can use it Now some places like Dubrovnik you might be able to pay a Taxi or you might be able to pay fat a restaurant but walking the walls in Dubrovnik at the most Tourist town the entire country is still gotta pay in Kuna Okay, so don’t think you can pay in Euros when you’re here Another don’t I have for you is when you do go to those restaurants Don’t forget to tip you tip 10% on the bill here in Croatia Just so you know that now bite width on for you is don’t worry if you don’t speak Croatian Tourists have been coming through Croatia for hundreds of years because let’s be honest. This place is gorgeous Okay, and the thing is is the tour for the tourist infrastructure is very good for hotels restaurants things like that But also in terms of speaking English Look, they are dead. This place has developed for tourism They’ve really there for the tourists, you know, all the guides are saying look even you speak German or Spanish We’re just speaking English with us It’s fine because most people do speak it a lot less especially younger people Really do speak it and that’s gonna be your language getting around. So your waiter and things like that. They’ll have English menus No problem that you won’t even ask they’ll bring it to you know speaks. They’ll speak English pretty well And so that’s really nice thing to do and my last don’t for you when you come to Croatia is don’t pass up a chance if someone offers you some dried figs in some rakia the homemade liqueur here don’t pass that up because that’s a sign of Welcome and hey, come on in have a drink. Let’s chat and talk about Croatia and your I’m here Anyway, those are kind of my don’ts of Croatia. I hear the boats are getting ready to go So I prize should get ready to take off myself if you like videos like this We put out new videos every Wednesday and Saturday from all over the world So if you want stuff about Croatia or Canada or China we got stuff for you there Anyway, we’re also on Twitter Facebook Instagram YouTube and we really appreciate your like subscription So we hope you have a good time here in Avar or wherever you go in Croatia But don’t worry you will. This place is beautiful Bye from hvar Croatia

100 thoughts on “Visit Croatia – The DON’Ts of Visiting Croatia

  1. When you find your self in Croatia, you must do this.

    Rise 3 fingers in the air, namely your thumb, index and middle finger. Than yell: "Ya chat nick! Ya chat nick!…" you will get free massage from head to toe.

  2. i am from Istria Croatia and read your comments i must say your comments are really make me laugh 🙂

  3. I was born in croatia but i speak pheonemal english (normaly learned it from youtube,school and cartoon network)

  4. Im from saudi arabia 🇸🇦
    And I wanna say that my actual dream is visit croatia i have o huge love for this country i even drew croatia's map which i didn't do it for saudi arabia lol
    i really Hope that one day i will be able to visit u
    Btw i watch football and i always watch croatia when they play😉♥️

  5. I was in Trogir a few years ago and instantly felt instantly in love with Croatia. Right now I'm visiting Novigrad.

  6. It’s funny to hear someone talk so convincingly about country he doesn’t live in. And then I remember that this is a video for tourists’ info. Ah, okay.

  7. I live in croatia and i think its the most underrated country are some facts about croatia.
    1.we have a ton of beatiful historical the cave which is billions of years old.
    2.we have the cleanest seas.
    3.each and every one of our cartoons won an oscar.
    4.were the home country of nikola tesla himself.
    I hope some of you like croatia

  8. I ve been in split for ultra music festival , then i ve been in brac bol, then in dubrovnik..if u want to have fun the best option out of these for sure is brac bol but if u want to visit go for dubrovnik since its so nice there

  9. as a Croat living whole life in Croatia I feel quite a bit different about all things you experienced. But needless to say I am really glad you enjoyed your stay. Once you live longer in this country you start to feel and lot of bad things also …

  10. I’m croatian and it’s bad here DONT GO there’s a 100 EURO FEE FOR EATING A HOME MADE SANDWICH IN THE BEACH!!!!!

  11. i mean this thing about Serbia and Yugoslavia isn't that big of a deal to like younger people but I wouldn't say it to like old people
    not all the beaches are like rock there are like sand ones too

  12. Listen, my mom just told me today we will go to Croatia next summer (shes croatian, hardcore) and now this is in my recommendations- ?!

  13. Croatia is the most beautiful place I've been! (I do a lot of traveling). When someone ask me where I'd go again, I ALWAYS say Croatia!!!

  14. Also biggest no-no is eating cold kremŝnita. You are prolly gonna puke… Or that's what my Croatian friends told me


  16. 2:03 calling us yugoslavia is okay. all the presidents dont evend deserve a litlle finger of Tito. (Tito was the president of yugoslavia)

  17. Cheap prices?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! Bruh we are getting expensive and expensive every year.

    Jebo ja njima majku sladoled kosta 10 kuna. Prije 5 godina 5 kuna

  18. while in croatia don't mention the fact that their leaders committed genocide 20 years ago! NOOOOOO, they're proud of being Croatian, do NOT remind them of this fact.

  19. Im from Croatia and all of these are very true! Especially the Yugoslavia thing. We REALLY do not like being called that

  20. What he said about small local museums, it's true there is a lot of small museums for example fish museum, mushroom museum in Zagreb…

  21. the "don't disparage croatia or anything croatian" is so true. i'm from croatia and even though i might shit on my contury all the time, i'd be so fucking offended if someone non croatian did it! we're very prideful lol

  22. Dont go away from turist sites to much and do not walk on grass that is offroad. There are still mines there.

  23. In the last few weeks i saw Zagreb, Split, Trogir, Sibenik en Plitvice Lakes. Fantastic! Ive been to Croatia for 7 years and still loving it!

  24. Wolter that was a great job, great video. You made it real. On the tip subject however, 10% would be awesome to get on service but it takes soo much less in money to get whoever served you to get appreciation and make them feel they did a good job. I would like for tourists to understand this. 10% is awesome but anything is far better than nothing and that does happen alot. Unfortunately.

  25. I´ve been the third time in Croatia this years summer (Isle of Nin near Zadar) and i love this land. Your absolutely right to say: dont miss the mueums….its absolutely worth it. Most of the time i go very well with German here, but as i also speak a little bit of english (okay, a big bit) i go very well here . One € is about 7 to 7.5 Kuna, its nearly the same each year. But dont forget to hold some Kunas if your here with your Car: Highways and some tunnels have to be paid for using it and they dont accept € or creditcards for it. Long speach, short sense: Croatia has something for everyone and everyone can be happy to be here for a time. THX for this short film. Good Job man.

  26. Good video. Still, it can be improved by original accent of the town name Dubrovnik. Tipping 10% is not a rule in Croatia, actually that is a total lie. You tip or do not tip, it is your right to pay exact price or tip how much you want.

  27. As a Croatian i agree to all of the things listed in this video and thanks for the complements for my nation and you were right about the war with Serbia we despise it…

  28. As a Croatian let me tell you one thing about us. We are not the same! 😊 seriously, we are bunch of individuals, some are modern, some are conservative, some are loud, some are crazy, some are handsome, most are ugly. Lol I'm kidding, everybody is beautiful. But special few are funny. I wish more of us are funny. But some people find jokes offensive. But you give them rakija and everybody is comedian. The most comic ones go online and spread hate about serbians and then the serbians do the same, it's hilarious. Greetings from small angry funny almost no quality music but here and there handsome county I mean country od Crrrrroatiaaaa 😋

  29. Bosnian/Croation (simular languages) Kako sam iz Bosne, da … sve je u osnovi isto, osim korumpiranih premijera (imamo ih 3) i ekonomije, osjećam se prilično izostavljeno.

    English: As being from Bosnia, yeah… everything is basically the same besides the corrupt Prime Ministers (we have 3) and the economy, I feel pretty left out.

    And yes, I do speak 2 languages, Bosnian, English.

    I da, govorim dva jezika (bosanski, engleski)

  30. 0:36 DA FRICK! I TALK SO QUIETLY TO PEOPLE…and everyone I know talk quietly…I found this offesnive. I know it's not supposed to be but I found it offensive.

  31. First if a croatian want to discuss with you about the brother war "it is a trap" and second for some of us it will be always yugoslavia

  32. That stoney "beaches" are not beaches 😁😄 i am a croat from Island and I never entered sea on that way

  33. Its master peace to be able to walk on stones like a monster 🤣🤣👌🏻 (PS Best way to skip that just run from beach and jump in sea like an idiot nobody will care its normal)

  34. Croatian speakin..Croatia is a beautiful country with tons of potential..but unfortunate politicans are stupid as fck and they are the reason ppl are leaving..

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