Culture

  • Croatian summer: Secret spots and colorful festivals

    By Kristina Samardžić, Raiffeisen Bank Croatia | Croatian jealousy sometimes leads to some of the country’s most beautiful spots staying rather hidden and limited to those who try hard enough to reveal their incredible mixture of history, nature, culture, customs and people. What is not so secret anymore on the other hand, is the fact […]

  • HUM – The smallest town in the world!

    By Ozren Tabaković, Raiffeisen Bank Croatia | If you ever visit Croatia, and we think you absolutely should, there is a town called Hum, and it’s a must in terms of touristic attractions. Although there is no formal or actual record of Hum being recognized by Guiness Book of World Records as the smallest city […]

  • Sarmale, a symbol of the delicious mix Romanian gastronomy has to offer

    By Carmen Dimitruc, Raiffeisen Bank, Romania | Traditional Romanian food has been influenced over the centuries by Turkish, Hungarian, Greek, Serbian, Russian, Polish, French and Italian cuisine, but innovations, local ingredients, Orthodox religious customs, preference for pork meat and other specific conditions make it unique. People say Romanian cuisine is delicious, diverse, and full of […]

  • Get some rest in Bucharest!

    By Carmen Dimitruc, Raiffeisen Bank, Romania | If you are looking for a new and exciting destination for your holidays or maybe just a three to four days city break, be sure to put Bucharest on your list! Vibrant urban environment with old-style charm The capital city of Romania combines vibrant urban environment with old-style […]

  • Economic and cultural facts about Romania at a glance

    In February, the Discover CEE spotlight is on Romania! Watch out for several blog posts on Romanian business, culture and success stories. Today, we have the most interesting economic data and cultural facts about Romania at a glance for you. The fact sheet is also downloadable in print version. Click here to print the fact […]

  • Lasvit: They light up the world, but their heart stays in Bohemia

    By Veronika Nováková, Raiffeisen Bank Czech Republic | They stay devoted to their craft, respect it and are not afraid to experiment. They combine traditional Bohemian hand-blown glass with modern technology and design. Lasvit’s vision is to be the world’s most inspiring glassmaker. Read our interview with the firm’s partner and co-founder Aleš Stýblo and […]

  • Wallachian frgál: from pastry fail to national specialty

    By Veronika Nováková, Raiffeisenbank a.s. Czech Republic | Loved in Czechia, exported to our neighbours and loved in Asia, Australia or America. Originally, frgál was the nickname for a kolach, a type of pastry with fruity or fresh cheese filling and raised edges, which was ruined by a housekeeper during the baking process sometime in […]