Pula Local Customs

  • An other way to get information :)
    An other way to get information :)
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  • Ožujsko, very refreshing when ice cold.
    Ožujsko, very refreshing when ice cold.
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  • Ožujsko beer bottle.
    Ožujsko beer bottle.
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    Ožujsko, refreshing when ice cold.

    by Jerelis Written Aug 27, 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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    Talk to someone who knows ...

    by Jerelis Written Aug 26, 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.

    An other way to get information :)
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    Voltage, frequency and plug ins.

    by Jerelis Written Aug 26, 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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    Crkva u Prvomajskoj

    by croisbeauty Updated Feb 3, 2012

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    The church which is situated near my ex-primary school. I have visited it many times, have passed by each and every day when I have lived in Pula but still I don't know the name of it. Would you belive it?

    Crkva u Prvomajskoj
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    Wear the Stiletto Heels to Town

    by BruceDunning Updated Jun 7, 2010

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    There is an upscale shopping on some streets, and you are able to see the dressed up look. A large number of women wear 4-6" heels and also like tight jeans. It is like dress up-casual look. Check it out

    Heels to gawk at-wow Decorative heels for class Hard Walking on rough surface Take your pick of the designs
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    Dom Hrvatske Mornarice

    by croisbeauty Written Jul 4, 2009

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    This is the most attractive palace in whole of Pula, situated very close to what is central part of the town nowadays. Originally, it was built as a residential palace to Maria Theresia, female Enperor of Hapsburg Monarchy, during her visits to Pula. In Hapsburg times, Pula was the biggest maritime centar in the monarchy and the biggest war port.
    After WWI, the Hapsburgs have left Pula for good and since then this building....

    Dom Hrvatske Mornarice

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    Dimnjak

    by croisbeauty Updated Jul 4, 2009

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    At the end of Kandlerova street, right in direction to Arena, there used to be industrial zone, but disappeared nowadays. This tall brick made chimney was a part of a clothing factory, which still excisting there but the chimney is out of use now. It still stands reminding us on the industrial period of the 20th century.

    tvornicki dimnjak
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    Naval tradition

    by croisbeauty Written Jul 2, 2009

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    At the first sight it doesn't look alike but fact is, the city pf Pula has very long naval tradition. The ancient city structure is situated around huge natural bay, well protected of winds and waves. It used to be commercial port but then Hapsburgs turned it into the biggest and most imprtant military port of the whole Empire. Due to its strategic position, it used to be strong military centre in former Yugoslavia too. Nowadays, however, Pula is turned to ordinary coastal town while its natural port becoming significant yachting centre.

    Sidro sidro

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    FINA

    by croisbeauty Updated Jul 2, 2009

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    This is one of the most impressive building in Pula, built in neo-classical style and situated on the Main Square of the town, colloqially called Giardini (means gardens in Italian).
    First it was Italian Bank - the building was donation of the Italian Government under the rule of Mussolini - nowadays it is an Financial institution of the Croatian Government.

    FINA Zgrada Fine na Giardinima zgrada na Giardinima
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    James Joyce

    by croisbeauty Updated Nov 3, 2005

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    The great world wide known Irish writer have spend a part of his life in the town of Pula teaching English language. The school was right next to the famous Arch of Sergeius Family, also the apartment where James Joyce were lived.
    A foot of his home there was an cafe-bar, at the very same spot where the new one was reopened, and it was the writer favorite place where he used to spend hours watching locals passing by.
    Nowadays, here stands the statue of James Joyce, great writer sitting in the shadow of the ancient Roman Arch, do not miss it when visiting Pula.

    James Joyce statue The statue of James Joyce the statue to James Joyce James Joyce house
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    The Archaeological Museum

    by croisbeauty Updated Feb 17, 2005

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    The Museum was established in 1925, in the building of the former German grammar school.
    The museum holds prehistoric exibition with exibits from Palaeolithic to the Bronze, monuments of the Roman material culture, and Olive and Vine growing in Istria in antiquity.

    The Archaeological Museum of Istria
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    Our Lady of the Sea church

    by JLBG Updated Jan 27, 2005

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    Driving to Milan from the city center by the right way, we found this imposing church. It does not seem very old and is not mentioned in any of my guidebooks, but I felt it was aesthetic and looked pretty. Thanks to boris VT Croisbeauty that identified it for me and gave the following comment.

    This huge church, situated on the hill of St. Polycarp, is called Our Lady of the Sea, colloquially known as Mornaricka crkva (the navy church). It is three-nave basilica and has the plan of a Latin cross with a semi-circular apse. The church was built (1891-1898) in mixed neo-Romanesque and neo-Byzantine styles. The walls are built of alternating white Istrian stone and red marble.

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    Close-up on Our Lady of the Sea church

    by JLBG Updated Nov 20, 2004

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    As it was very hot, we sat at a terrace to sip a beer. As it was in front of this church, that is why I had plenty of time to take several photos ! As you can see, modern frescoes have been painted in some of the niches.

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    Ready for the big laundry !

    by JLBG Updated Nov 20, 2004

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    Some of these "barracks looking building" were equipped with huge wires for drying the laundry that made a kind of cobweb. If you click on the picture to enlarge it, you will see them more clearly. Only a few of them were in use when I took the picture. When it is big laundry day, the sight must be really amazing. I had never seen so many wires !

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    New Pula

    by JLBG Updated Nov 20, 2004

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    This picture shows in the background the buildings of the new part of Pula, in the South of the old city. We have not visited it (sorry Niksa !) but may be we will do it next time ! As this seems to be really new, there might have some architectural interest. To be followed !

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