January 2013 is the beginning of a new year and also my anniversary. Five years ago this month I made the jump across the pond to live my retirement years in Dubrovnik – my Shangri-La. Time seemed to have passed rapidly and I began to reminisce.
Many people believed that my decision to retire in Croatia was made quickly and without thought. Only a few very close friends heard me chatter about this move for a number of years. My mother asked me what I would do after she passed, would I return to Hawaii. I remember her smile when I kept telling her, not Hawaii but I am considering Dubrovnik.
It is mandatory for all foreign guests to apply for a residency visa if their stay would extend over the 90 tourist period. My plan, based on the information at the time, was to apply in Dubrovnik after getting…
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