I exchange emails with a chap in USA who was the previous owner of Charlie, my elderly Basset Hound. He has previously lived in Hungary but has expressed interest in buying a cheap rural property in Croatia. His budget is very limited but I thought I might be able to find him a small weekend house in my area. I asked my next door neighbour and she has been asking about. The house next door to her the other side is pretty much a ruin but apparently it is for sale at 8000 Kuna (yes Kuna, not Euros). I told the guy about this and this was part of his reply: "....Thanks for the info regarding the house there in Croatia--I'd be a bit concerned about landmines, and proper title, after the recent war......"
He has mentioned this about mines before, probably something he picked up in the US media at the time of the war. I just did a search for the word "mines" on this forum and got no results. Can I take it therefore that his fears are unfounded? I think if expats were regularly being blown to bits somebody might have mentioned something about it.
Depends where you are situated Fidobsa. There are no go areas in Croatia due to mines. We have a friend in one place where he grew up and used to play in the forest but it is now totally out of bounds.
I'm sure there are no mines in your area Fidobsa, in mine neither (no pun intended). As you go further east towards Osijek then it's a different story but, even there, any risk of mines is clearly marked by blood curdling signs.