One Hundred Percent Croatian
Two fortunate, worldy kids
A Way of Life
How many ten and eleven year-olds can say they live in a hidden paradise? Elena and Daniel Barbaric do experience heaven on earth every summer. These lucky kids reap the benefits of their grandparent’s heritage: growing up in a tiny village on the island of Hvar, Croatia. From competitive soccer matches, long swims in the crystal blue sea, and “strange” behaviors of the villagers, these fortunate children revel in Hvar’s mystique. Please listen to these siblings share what is unique, and a little bit quirky, about their second home.
There are not too many places on the island without a spectacular view. Here is one close to our home. This was taken on a hike to a nearby cave.
It took many years to build, but their house appears as if it were plucked from America and placed in a European village.
Can I borrow a tomato?
The garden in the middle of their cove is the site where an abundance of tomatoes cultivate.
Hunting Tragedy Hits Zastrazisce
Stunned and saddened, the villagers of Zastraszice, Croatia ask how such an ill-fated event could occur to an admired man.
Shaken by his cousin’s death, Marko Stipic, shared these words: “Percho was the life of the party--a good, good man who everyone in the village adored. This will be a tough loss for all.”
Percho’s son died in a motorcycle accident only two years ago at the mere age of eighteen. This only heightens this loss for his surviving wife and daughter.