When Florin asked me to write this post I was very excited. Then, as I was selecting the photos to post here, came the sorrow. If I had to sum up my Erasmus experience in just a few words, the conversations I had with my best friend who was waiting for me at home is representative: “Aren’t ...

As I promised weeks ago, I made this informal Erasmus guide which contains the good and also the bad sides you can encounter during your stay in Zadar, Croatia. So here we go, the top 10 things you need to know before coming here! 1. Avoid student dormitory! Croatia is generally a cheap country when it comes ...

It’s time to say goodbye to the most amazing and challenging experience of my life: Erasmus in Zadar. There were five months of change, drama, friendship, travelling and love. I believe that I’ve changed a lot during my stay in Zadar and I learned a lot about myself and about people. I don’t know which are the ...

My first Erasmus experience was in Coimbra, Portugal three years ago. It was amazing! Spending six months of my life in one of the most beautiful countries in Europe was a blast. Portugal has a rich culture, many traditions and a special life-style. Sometimes I miss all those views from Coimbra, the weather, my balcony or even ...

Erasmus abroad is amazing but at one point you can get homesick. For the second time, I’m getting homesick in my last month here. The good news is that I somehow managed to fix the shitty internet in the dormitory and I can finally blog from my laptop. Also, recently I started having some health issues and ...

Life in Croatia is wonderful but not when it comes to Internet. Probably I got used with the amazing Internet speed my country has to offer but here having Internet is a luxury. I tried my best to somehow reconnect my laptop to the Internet in the dormitory but damn it seems I am basically not able ...

Last night ESN Zadar organized the last party for first semester Erasmus students. It was amazing! We laughed a lot, we hugged a lot and sadly it was time to say goodbye to some of the most amazing people I ever met. ESN organized the Erasmus Awards and for some reason (I’m still shocked) people voted for ...

Croatia is full of amazing and breathtaking places. I never though this country can be so rich in nature landscapes but damn, mother nature truly blessed them. This weekend we went on a long trip to Sali, a huge island located 50 minutes away from Zadar by ferry. Our trip mostly focused on discovering natural landscapes and ...

It’s that time of the year when you complain about snow, cold and annoying carols…well, that’s not the case in Zadar, except the annoying carols. It’s the second year in my life when I had a Christmas without snow and I don’t regret it because it was the best Christmas I ever had. Weather here can be ...

This Christmas was special. Since we decided not to go home, we went to Zagreb for a few days to enjoy Christmas holidays there. Zagreb has for the second time in a row the best Christmas Advent and damn they were right. Everything was magical and without any exaggerations this was the best Christmas I ever had. ...

Christmas is almost here and I’m proud to say that I’ve successfully taken all my exams from the Economics Department at the University of Zadar. It wasn’t quite easy, especially the last one – more details about this last final unpleasant exam will come soon (stay tuned for the drama). Overall, my experience at the Department of ...

This week was great. Everything started with me skipping my Management exam on Monday because I wasn’t able to wake up on time due to many sleepless hours (all caused by that evil snoring my roommate has). Thankfully the exam can also be taken next week so there wasn’t a big deal that I skipped it. On ...

I always wanted to live in a city where I can touch and feel history every day…well I can finally say that this dream came true, at least for six months. Zadar is one of the oldest cities in Croatia and has a rich history dating from prehistory and antiquity. I love to just go in the ...

It’s a bit late to start an Erasmus Diary but it’s never too late to express your thoughts about it. My Erasmus Journey started in late September when I arrived in the beautiful city of Zadar, situated in the amazing Dalmatia. The weather here is just perfect and probably choosing this city as my second Erasmus destination ...