Hello everybody. My name is Petra and I am a full time dreamer, professional worrier and a people lover. I am always open for new challenges and adventures. Recently I was given a chance to write some articles for Go Dubrovnik and I decided to give it a go, even tho’ I don’t have much experience of journalism – or of Dubrovnik. So why me? What do I have in common with Dubrovnik?

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I visited Dubrovnik for the first time when I was 13 years old and I fell instantly in love. I don’t remember many facts but I remember it really had a soul. I also remember that I got so badly sunburned while walking on the city walls! I will know better for next time – always bring a hat and some sunblock. Ever since then I have dreamt about going again but I guess it just wasn’t the right time. But now I am doing some serious research and planning my trip to Dubrovnik. 🙂

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Just looking through a few bloggers’ photos makes me want to go right away. I can picture myself walking through the old town in a search of a nice spot to eat some seafood and drink a good local wine, doing some shopping and buying something of Croatian design and a few traditional souvenirs. It would be great if some local would show me around and introduce me to the kind of details that won’t be found in the travel guides.

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The thing that makes me happiest of all is simply travelling. I love the excitement that travelling brings, meeting new people along the way and wandering the streets of unknown cities with no plan. My soul is curious and I ask a lot of questions all the time and that’s why I love travelling so much. It gives me answers to most of my questions about life.

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One day I discovered Instagram and it didn’t take me long to become an Insta-freak. Oh yeah, I am the one that’s always taking pictures of the food in a restaurant, flowers along the way, my shoes everywhere and my morning tea. But all those captured moments are telling a little story about me, what I love and what makes me happy. There is actually a small bunch of people who really love my work. My Instagram blog Skitnica (or translated to English – wanderer) is a mix of my daily outfits, travels, food, things that inspire me and some cute little moments. It is my lifestyle diary and it makes me really happy.

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I finished college this year and I am working as a special education teacher in my hometown, Bjelovar. This job gives me a purpose and motivation to keep going every day. But my dream job would be as a professional traveller… I was always modest, what can I say.

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Now you know something about me and I hope you are looking forward to the stories I will bring you from this beautiful city. I am sure you will find a thousand reasons to visit Dubrovnik – as if being a top destination is not enough!

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