You’re not entirely sure where Sestrunj is?
Well, let’s be honest, that’s perfectly OK, most Croatians are not sure either!
But, we’re sure a lot of them Googled the island today, as a great advertisement surfaced on Facebook, telling the world about what seems to be a too-good-to-be-true opportunity on the island in the Zadar archipelago:
What the ad says, freely translated to English, is this:
They’re looking for a person to work in their grocery store. They’re providing accommodation year-round, and a pay-check (they’re not mentioning what the amount is). In addition to those, you get to experience the untouched nature of the island, the sun and the sea during the summer, and the fact that there are around 10 people living on the island during the winter!
The add does not really specify how important it is for the person applying to actually be fully fluent in Croatian, so we’re guessing – if you know a couple of dozen words used in the grocery-store setting, you can probably apply and try and convince the local folks in charge that you’re the right person for the job. Apply at [email protected], or directly to the island of Sestrunj Facebook page inbox.
In case you’re wondering, there’s a ferry and a catamaran (link to schedule.pdf) from Sestrunj to Zadar, the catamaran operates each day of the week and it takes less than an hour to get from the island to Zadar (which is almost as much as you need to get from one side of Zagreb to the other during proper morning rush hour). The ferry operates between Zadar and Sestrunj (and other islands in the Zadar archipelago) every day only during the summer season; for the rest of the year, it’s 3 or 4 times a week (link to schedule.pdf).
So, maybe it sounds like something you would like to do. To me, honestly, it sounds a bit like Northern Exposure. But warmer. Much warmer.