Valentina Botica

Rijeka

Spotter since 2021

My spots (18)

Sablićevo Beach – The best city beach

"Sablićevo Beach" is one of Croatia's most beautiful beaches, and it's right inside the city of Rijeka! It's a nice getaway year-round. Not to be missed!

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Relaxing

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Valentina

Botica

Filodrammatica – Not your typical cafe/library

"Filodrammatica" is a multi-purpose building in Rijeka from 1890. Through all these years, it has served as a cultural meeting place, also a library & cafe!

arts&culture
Art & culture
coffee&tea
Coffee & tea
theater
Theaters

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Valentina

Botica

Vodovodna Street – Street art to remember

"Vodovodna Street" in Rijeka is a real open-air gallery - the perfect example of reviving the gray & forgotten buildings with amazing, colorful murals!

arts&culture
Art & culture

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Valentina

Botica

Fish Market – Beauty with art potential

Rijeka's "Fish Market" is just one of the most beautiful such markets you'll ever visit - go discover the art project Work Site 5000 while you're at it!

arts&culture
Art & culture
shopping
Shopping

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Valentina

Botica

Jadrolinija Palace – Look up!

"Jadrolinija Palace" in Rijeka is proof that you should always look around, and especially up, to spot all the best architectural landmarks around...

arts&culture
Art & culture

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Valentina

Botica

Teatro Lounge Bar & Kod Zajca Bar – What a view!

"Teatro Lounge Bar & Kod Zajca Bar" in Rijeka are both nice places to have a coffee or drink, whether you've just watched a performance or not!

bars
Bars

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Valentina

Botica

Križanićeva – From forgotten passage to mural art

Really close to Hotel Continental in Rijeka, there is a really beautiful passage on Križanićeva street. It is around 100 meters long and believe me, it is 100 meters of 'amazing...'

arts&culture
Art & culture

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Valentina

Botica

Samovar – Rijeka’s first teahouse

Are you a tea maniac? Then "Samovar", a small teahouse slightly hidden in Rijeka’s center, will be your perfect stop to revitalize your senses...

coffee&tea
Coffee & tea

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Valentina

Botica

About me

About me
I was born in 1993, and live & work in Rijeka. As everyone who uses this site and app, I love traveling and experiencing different cultures, because it makes us incredibly richer. To get to know another culture is to understand the world around us better. That is why I have taken up exchanges and ended up in Poland, Czechia, and Turkey.

I have a degree in Journalism but am currently working in a marketing agency. I am on my way to pursue my dream of becoming a travel journalist.

In my free time, I study Turkish and learn belly dancing.

Why Rijeka
I have been living in Rijeka since '16, but my parents are from here. And when I moved here for good it was the first place in my life where I felt that I belonged. The reason behind this? It’s the mindset of people, the vibe, the wind and the scent of the sea. The atmosphere that makes me feel it is the place to be. The mix of cultures created by its rich history. And I want to show it to everyone!

Where else can you find me online?
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