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Essays recommended to Europe travellers

Rick Steves’ tourist guide to Europe recommends travellers to read books from the country of their travel.

The choosen books from Croatia, among others for tourists, are Drakulić’s essay collections: The Balkan Express, Cafe Europa, How we survived communism and even laughed and They would never hurt a fly.

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More about the book you can see here:

Recommendations – Cafe Europa and A Guided Tour Through the Museum of Communism

Lately, 2 blogs have enlisted titles by Slavenka Drakulić.

The Calvert Journal- a Guide to the new east has recommended A Guided Tour Through the Museum of Communism: Fables from a Mouse, a Parrot, a Bear, a Cat, a Mole, a Pig, a Dog, & a Raven for summer reading. Other featured authors on the list include Ismael Kadare, Dubravka Ugrešić, Ihor Pavlyuk etc.

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Travel blog Travel honestly has recommended foreginers te read Drakulić’s Cafe Europa before coming to Croatia. The other authors featured on this list include a Croatian classic author Miroslav Krleža and contemporary writers such as Dubravka Ugrešić and Edo Popović.

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