Expats in Croatia/Pandemic Edition: Liza Muradian from Georgia in Split (VIDEO)

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Photos and video ©2021, Cyndie Burkhardt
Overlooking the Adriatic Sea and Znjan Beach from the Radisson Blu Hotel, with Liza Muradian, Split.
Overlooking the Adriatic Sea and Znjan Beach from the Radisson Blu Hotel, with Liza Muradian, Split.

It is almost one year since the World Health Organization declared covid-19 a global pandemic on March 11, 2020. Nobody expected what came next and certainly nobody expected things to last this long. But here we are, wondering when it will be over and hoping the vaccine will restore some sense of normalcy.

In the meantime, how are people filling their days? When it’s all said and done, how do they want to remember this time looking back? In this new series we’ll hear from all sorts of people in Croatia about their pandemic experience and their predictions for the future.

Episode #5 with… Liza Muradian from Georgia

For a Georgian girl who knows a thing or two about hiking, mountains, and wine country, living in Croatia was the next best thing to Liza Muradian’s hometown when the pandemic hit. She didn’t expect to be “stuck” in Split when she arrived here with her family just before global shutdowns started rolling out, but there’s plenty to keep one distracted. Great work colleagues, local friends, the sea, and of course the mountains keep this mom of two children busy. What does she miss? Family and friends back home. But travel is on the horizon—people will visit her here so she can show-off new lifestyle, she’ll make a return trip to see family, and I’ll go with her to visit another digital nomad-friendly destination!

Story and photographs ©2021, Cyndie Burkhardt. https://photo-diaries.com

For more of Cyndie’s experiences, check out her Croatia Through the Eyes of a Digital Nomad column.  

Are you an expat in Croatia who would like to share your experiences during the pandemic in Cyndie’s video series? If yes, please contact her on [email protected]

We are also keen to interview any digital nomads who have successfully applied for the new visa, after the first success in Istria – Meet Melissa Paul, Owner of Croatia’s First Digital Nomad Visa. Please contact us on [email protected] Subject Nomad Visa.


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