TIES TO THE WORLD—A GREAT ER FUTURE!
First published by Croatiaweek.com
Matija (23) was born in Mississauga, lived in the United States for a brief period of time when he was young, and then moved back to Canada. In August of 2017, he moved to Croatia.
Where in Croatia do your roots lie?
My father is from a village close to Siroki Brijeg, Hercegovina called Izbicno. I grew up with a strong Croatian identity due to the Croatian community in Canada.
Was Croatia a part of your life when you were living in Canada?
I was fortunate enough that I was able to come to Croatia many times every year. This love for Croatia was always ingrained in my family. My father’s story truly inspires me every day and it makes me realize that coming back to Croatia was not…
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