Brijuni National Park Local Customs

  • Ožujsko, very refreshing when ice cold.
    Ožujsko, very refreshing when ice cold.
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    Ožujsko beer bottle.
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    Voltage, frequency and plug ins.

    by Jerelis Written Sep 18, 2014

    Maybe it sounds a bit weird, but as an experience traveler I know that you every now and then need this kind of information in advance: electricity in Croatia is 230 Volts, alternating at 50 cycles per second. If you travel to Croatia with a device that does not accept 230 Volts at 50 Hertz, you will need a voltage converter.

    There are three main types of voltage converter. Resistor-network converters will usually be advertised as supporting something like 50-1600 Watts. They are light-weight and support high-wattage electrical appliances like hair dryers and irons. However, they can only be used for short periods of time and are not ideal for digital devices. Some companies sell combination converters that include both a resistor network and a transformer in the same package. This kind of converter will usually come with a switch that switches between the two modes. If you absolutely need both types of converter, then this is the type to buy.

    Outlets inCroatia generally accept 1 type of plug: Two round pins (see the picture). If your appliances plug has a different shape, you may need a plug adapter. Depending on how much you plan to travel in the future, it may be worthwhile to get a combination voltage converter and plug adapter.

    Two round pins system.
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    Talk to someone who knows ...

    by Jerelis Written Sep 18, 2014

    I guess we all agree on this on; there is nothing more exciting than going travelling - exploring another country, experiencing a different culture, travelling around in new ways, sampling the local cuisine and chatting to the local people for a different perspective on life.

    However during our travels we learned that there is one certain thing that you should be aware of and prepared for to make sure that the trip is as easy and enjoyable as possible. We always try to see everything once we're there, but this is not always an act of responsible travelling. We always talk to the locals and we know that they have the information about just the right spots to visit and how to undertake them. It will not only enhance your experiences but also avoid any unnecessary hassles.

    For me the travel tips I have written down in this section made the most of mine travel experience and I came home in the same happy, healthy state that I left.

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    Ožujsko, refreshing when ice cold.

    by Jerelis Written Sep 18, 2014

    Let’s make no secret of it. We both like a nice cold glass of beer. Being at our travel pace is always a challenge to find a beer we like, which reflects our taste of having a beer. At Alkmaar (and this probably counts for our entire home country) it was rather difficult. We found out that there are a few local beers, only known in the particular area. But anyway nothing really special, which was a bit of a disappointment. Especially when you learn that beer is a popular beverage in Croatia, which is the 14th country in the world by beer consumption per capita. Approximately one half of the adult population are beer consumers.

    We tried the Ožujsko which is a Croatian brand of lager beer (5%). It is the flagship brand produced by Zagrebačka pivovara, the biggest brewery in the country which is part of StarBev, a regional brewery group. Pours a clear golden color, topped with frothy white head. Mild malty aroma, some grains in there too. The taste is slightly sweet, luckily not watery. Some bitterness in the finish. Some bittery feel in the aftertaste. Very refreshing when ice cold.

    O��ujsko, very refreshing when ice cold. O��ujsko beer bottle.
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    Byzantine castrum

    by croisbeauty Updated Nov 7, 2011

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    This is probably the best preserved part of the settlement made of solid and firm Istrian stone. I realy don't know what it was but looks like a residental noble house. The round construction could have been backery or some sort of furnace.

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    Byzantine castrum

    by croisbeauty Updated Nov 7, 2011

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    The continuity of human habitation on these islands can be followed from prehistoric times. On thecape of Ploce on Big Brijun island remnants of a dugout settlement from the earlier Stone Age have been discovered. There are also ruins of Illyrian hill-fort settlements found at locations of Gradina, Antunovac, Kosir and Ciprovac.

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    Byzantine castrum

    by croisbeauty Updated Nov 7, 2011

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    According to its size, the castrum was big and important settlement at that time. Besides the remnants of the temple and military buildings, there are also remnants of the workshops, market and and residental quarters.

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    Byzantine castrum

    by croisbeauty Updated Nov 7, 2011

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    The archaeological complex of the Byzantine castrum from the antiquity to the 14th century, is located next to Dobrika bay. Castrum walls are up to 6m high and close to 3m wide. There are also ruins of stone presses for grapes and olive refining.

    Bizantijski castrum
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    NO HUNTING!!!

    by Anita_Porec Written Sep 12, 2002

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    hehe...
    Brioni is a National Park, and any kind of hunting, fishing.... and wrecking/disturbing of the flora and fauna is absolutely prohibited!!!
    I am not exactly sure what they do to you if you attempt to do any harm, but I am pretty sure it won't be enjoyable....

    So, leave the animals alone and don't pick any flowers or leafs.

    And yes, smoking is not allowed on the premises of the reserve. You can of couse have a smoke once you go off by yourself, but please watch where you put your butt out!!

    Deer at Brioni

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