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A Second Home in Bulgaria?

By Denny Lee
The New York Times

October 28, 2005

IT wasn't because the Hamptons were too flashy or the Catskills too sleepy that Aaron Hicklin ended up in Croatia. Nor was it simply the cachet of owning a vacation home in Europe.

''I didn't want to go somewhere obvious,'' said Mr. Hicklin, 36, the editor in chief of Black Book magazine, who lives in Brooklyn. So instead of a seaside cottage in the south of France, he and his partner, Ilya Marritz, 28, a radio producer, bought a 19th-century stone house last year on the lavender-scented island of Hvar off Dalmatia.

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