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The Total Croatia Project – About Us

Thank you for your interest in Total Croatia. A little more info about us.

The Total Croatia project started in October, 2011, in a cafe in Jelsa on the island of Hvar.

In an attempt to improve tourist information about Hvar in English, I decided to start a portal called Total Hvar. The aim was to write 5-6 articles a day, every day, to give tourists a bigger pictures about the island, beyond just beaches and nightlife.

More than 9,000 articles about Hvar later, the site was a big success and the Total concept started to expand. Dedicated portals for Split, Zagreb, Korcula, Dubrovnik and inland Dalmatia, as well as niche sites for Croatian wine, sailing and cycling, expanded the portfolio. The main focus in the last few years, however, is Total Croatia News. TCN is a Google News-accredited site, which produces 20-25 articles daily in English.

We have a dedicated team of writers – both Croatian and expat – in various parts of Croatia. These include Zagreb, Dubrovnik, Split, Mali Iz, Rijeka and Varazdin, as well as many volunteer contributors from all over Croatia and the diaspora. There have been more than 120 contributors for TCN since its launch in July, 2015.

We have since expanded into neighbouring countries, and Total Slovenia News and Total Montenegro News have both become an important source of regular daily news in their respective countries.

While so much content, however, I began to realise that finding information on the site was becoming increasingly difficult. The information was there, but how to find it?

The idea of a new website, compact and focused, was born. Total Croatia consists of just over 100 articles. The aim of the site is to answer the questions people ask. If we can provide a clear framework, then link to the wealth of information on TCN and other websites, Total Croatia has the potential to become a great resource for all.

To follow the latest news from Croatia, why not check out Total Croatia News?

About Us – Paul Bradbury

I am a Brit who swapped the sunny life of being an aid worker in Somaliland for the sunniest island in Europe, Hvar, back in 2002. Born in the rain in Manchester, both locations had their advantages.

Apart from running the Total Croatia project, I am also the author of two books. Lebanese Nuns Don’t Ski, and Lavender, Dormice and a Donkey Named Mercedes are available on Amazon. I have also written Split: An Insider’s Guide (with Mila Hvilshoj) and Hvar: An Insider’s Guide.

I also do blogging for businesses, so for anyone interested in this service, don’t be shy.

Is there a topic you would like to see covered on Total Croatia? Do you have an update to an article, or corrections to be made? We would love to hear from you – contact us at [email protected]