Hi Lucija, thanks for reaching out and pleasure to meet you! We would love to hear more about your experiences of settling in Croatia.
We found Croatia thanks to sailing and cannot stop coming . By the way, although we have never lived in the Bay Area, most of my years I worked (and still do) for Silicon Valley companies, so I am very familiar with the area.
By the way we will be passing through Split on the way to and from Dubrovnik (evening Nov 1st, morning Nov 2nd or afternoon Nov. 4th. We would love to meet for coffee.
Jarek and Jola