Hi there, my name is Hrvoje (Hur-Vo-Ye) Dario Papic. I’m of the Northern Croatia, and local of Zagreb and Varazdin. For a number of years now I’ve been working as a tour guide, guiding to every part of Croatia, Bosnia, Slovenia, and Monte Negro. More exactly, I work as a tour guide since 2010, and in tourism branch since 2006. It is a job that I thoroughly enjoy doing, as it allows me to meet people from all over the world and learn things that otherwise I would never know. So even though I am a tour guide and explain things about my country and places I guide to, I also learn a great deal from people that I guide.
Beside stories and information, the four things I put the highest emphasis and value when guiding travelers are safety, respect, care and comfort. Travelers should always feel safe and comfortable, while being treated with care and respect.
In regards to my interests, I like to travel and meet other cultures. I’m interested in psychology, anthropology, meditation, astronomy, music, nature, art, history, sustainability, and in motivating people in different areas of life. During low season I take multi-month trips to explore distant cultures, ancient sites, and natural beauty. This interest had so far taken me through five continents, the latest being Northeast Africa and South Asia.
It is important to me that travelers I guide feel relaxed and enjoy every moment of it, and to have a memorable experience. I also aim that you experience my country not just as a tourist, but rather to see how things function here, to get an understanding of it’s everyday life, and perhaps to even feel like a local!
If you are interested in coming to Croatia and explore it with a guide, feel free to contact me.