Dead Czechs in Croatia

While in Belgrade, I had a drink with a friend of a friend who is Czech and works in a bureaucratic capacity. We got to talking about dream positions in consulates and embassies and I said that Croatia must be at the top of the list. “Oh no, not if you’re in the Czech Embassy there.” “Huh?”, I said in some why that undoubtedly must have sounded even dumber than that.
He went on to explain that the Czech people are dying left and right when they go to Croatia and when you die in another country as a foreigner, the embassy of your country has to deal with your now dead ass, which is not fun. Obviously most people probably think this can happen with anyone from any country, but apparently it happens with alarming frequency to the Czech people. They’ll go on a hike in the middle of nowhere with no water. They’ll go climb some unsafe mountain. They just die for some reason or another that tends to be intertwined with a love of the outdoors and unconditionally bad planning. I suppose the worst of all these deaths is when some poor bloke gets washed out to sea and then trying to find the body is a nightmare.
There is a lesson to be learned in all of this which is that if you’re Czech and on holiday in Croatia, watch out! Your life is already in danger and you don’t even know it.
Dead Czechs in Croatia