Croatian bureaucracy is legendary, but can it be beaten? There are various ways to approach it, including the right mindset, as I explained in my recent series, 20 Ways Croatia Changed Me in 20 Years – read more in 20 Ways Croatia Changed Me in 20 Years: 3. Bureaucracy and Mindset
But there is also one proven method – also available to locals – which can make Croatian bureaucracy a lot easier. And, as is usually the case in this magnificent but flawed country, it is a solution which was born out of necessity and creativity.
Croats are legendary at finding practical solutions for impossible situations, as they constantly find ways to deal with the absurdity of the bureaucratic jungle which engulfs them.
As I explain in the video below, it all started back in 2010, when the Internet stopped working at home, and I was told that it would be a week until the engineer could come and take a look – a lifetime for a blogger who relies on connectivity to spam the Internet.
An appeal on Facebook for a Croatian solution prompted a suggestion by private message, which resulted in a little trick which has great results. And you don’t have to be a fat foreigner to try it – local friends have done so with success.
Here’s the latest from the Paul Bradbury Croatia Expert YouTube channel – have you subscribed yet? How to Beat Croatian Bureaucracy: Proven Method.
If, like me, you have a mild obsession with Croatian bureaucracy, you might want to check out our series, Croatian Bureaucracy, a Love Story.
Croatia, a Survival Kit for Foreigners is now available on Amazon in paperback and on Kindle.