Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Do You Like Croatia?

I like Croatia.

So when I received an email from a representative of wondering if they could ask me a few questions about living as an American in Croatia, I was happy to oblige.

The thing is, if you've stumbled across this blog because you're planning on traveling to Croatia or even moving to Croatia and you want more information - this blog won't help you that much. Let me suggest you head on over to

They've got a slick, easy to navigate website that includes daily updated stories and articles, a way to book a flight, and a simple restaurant search app for the iphone. If you are planning on traveling to Croatia for any reason, should be your number one resource.

That being said, let me extend an open invitation to visit the Culture Shock weblog whenever you feel so inclined. Like any good Croatian host would say, you don't need to call or even knock. Just come on in. Despite the coffee break I've been on, I'll get back to work real soon. A new post about raising bi-lingual children is forthcoming. We also need to discuss how entering the EU will change Croatia - especially the smaller towns and villages. On a more personal side, the next post will tell you what in the world Vivaldi's Four Seasons has to do with the Bohalls.

Stay tuned. 

1 comment:

Taylor Harruff said...

Sure, there's a word for it, but how does one really deal with picking up their entire life and moving to a new country? Does culture shock even begin to encompass the feelings, struggles and tribulations that come along with your new life? Bibi K, a native of Guyana now living in New York, has also experience quite the culture shock. After moving to American from Guyana, and thus leaving her entire family (including children) behind, she was forced to assimilate in order to survive. She recently published her book, The Green Grass, which tells the gripping story of her struggles in coming to America. It also lays out the emotional trauma and sacrifices that have to be made when living in a new country. Bibi recently wrote a blog post about culture shock in the case that you are interested: -- May I send you a review copy of the Green Grass? May I put you in contact with Bibi for an opportunity to guest blog or guest interview?