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Dangers & Annoyances

  • Street violence is rare and there's no particular problem with pickpocketing, but you should employ common sense regardless.
  • During the 1990s war over a million landmines were laid in eastern Slavonia around Osijek, and in the hinterlands north of Zadar. Although the government has invested heavily in de-mining operations, it’s a slow process. The mined areas are generally well signposted with skull-and-crossbones symbols and yellow tape. Don’t go wandering off on your own in sensitive regions before checking with a local. Never go poking around an obviously abandoned or ruined house.