Dutchman in Pribanjci: 20 Reasons Croatia Best Place to Live

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Rene Pronk
Rene Pronk

One of the things I have really enjoyed over the last ten years with the Total Project has been getting to know people from all over the country, from all works of life, and with all kinds of interests. Croatia truly is a fascinating place to get to know up close once you get past the beaches and the Adriatic that is as far as many tourists get. 

Because we write about a wide range of topics in English, we are often contacted by foreigners in rather obscure places, some of whom seem to be completely off the radar. Some of them I have gone on to meet and they have become friends, others I have yet to meet in person, but social media keeps us in touch. 

There is a Dutchman in Karlovac County called Rene Pronk, who fits into the latter category. Rene has been living in rural Croatia for almost 8 years and is one bundle of positivity about life here. He is also an outstanding photogapher, and his wonderful depictions of life and scenes from rural Croatia and always a welcome sight in my feed as a brief respite from all the negativity that comes with running a news portal in Croatia. 

And, as most of the articles online at the moment are tales of corona, earthquakes, economic unrest and protest, a nice little addition again from Rene today, and a timely reminder that perspective is an important thing. 

And from the perspective of life as a Dutchman in rural Pribanjci, close to the Bosiljevo highway exit, life is very good indeed. So much so, in fact, that Rene came up with 20 – actually 21 – reasons why Croatia is the best place to live. How many of them do you agree with?

Croatia has such a great quality of life. The slow pace, the amazing landscapes, the generous people….just to name a few. I would like to share this top 20 of some great advantages of living in Croatia. Read more… 



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