Before I travelled to Croatia, I made sure that I knew all the important words I needed to make sure I could eat and shop vegan. I looked up words like: eat, milk, egg, vegan, sour cream, meat, leather, wool, silk, whipped cream, etc. I knew that communication would not be a huge problem since Croatians usually know a lot of languages like English, German and Italian, but I just wanted to be prepared. I wrote down useful phrases in the Croatian Language and tried to memorize them. I also tried to find vegan restaurants in Šilo via Google, but without success.