People of Croatia: Maja Dujmovic


When you speak with Maja, there’s this gentle ease that just radiates from her. You might think she’s quiet or an introvert, but catch her leading a tour or talking about the great outdoors and she is as enthusiastic as she is charming.

Maja was born in Dubrovnik, Croatia, raised between there and the city of Split. After moving away and traveling for a brief period, she found herself called back home, to Split. She now resides there and works for Remote year. This is how I met Maja, in the fall of 2018.

It wasn’t until I had the pleasure of sitting down with this bubbly yet reserved woman that I got to hear the hardships she endured and the intelligence and poise she possesses. It’s no secret that Croatia has a troubled war-torn history, but what we don’t seem to feature are the stories of those who live there and lived through it. Those stories are much like yours and mine.

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