Exploring cultures and communities – the slow way

If the demeanour and bearing of folk waiting at the bus stop in Velika Gorica looks that little bit more distinguished than in other towns in Croatia, it is merely that there is more blue blood in Velika Gorica than anywhere else in the region. Welcome to the Noble Commune of Turopolje.

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The road from Zagreb out to the airport wins no prizes for beauty. The dreary mix of half-built warehouses, industrial estates and petrol stations is a very different Croatia from that evinced in the holiday brochures. But head on beyond the airport, and you come to Velika Gorica, a decent sized town surrounded by lots of suburban sprawl.


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and Susanne Kries manage hidden europe, a Berlin-based editorial bureau that supplies text and images to media across Europe. Together they edit hidden europe magazine. Nicky and Susanne are dedicated slow travellers. They delight in discovering the exotic in the everyday.

This article was published in hidden europe 22.