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    • Day 14

      Exploring Zagreb

      September 14 in Croatia ⋅ ☁️ 23 °C

      Today was a day to wander about and take in some of the many historical sights in Zagreb. But first, we wanted to experience one of the many bakeries near our room, so we stopped to enjoy a coffee and pastry for breakfast. It was located right across from well known, Ban Jelacic Square.

      Afterwards, we headed to the Upper Town area. On the way we passed through the Dolac open air fruit and veggie market. We walked along historic Tkalciceva Street, which is one of the oldest streets in the area. And then we went to the City of Zagreb museum.

      We spent a couple of hours there looking at artifacts dating back several centuries in the city’s long history. The museum is well organized and takes you on a journey through time from distant past to present.

      From the museum we we walked on to view several more landmarks including Zagreb Cathedral and St. Marc’s Church. Unfortunately, those two attractions are both under renovation right now. So we could only view them from the distance and unfortunately, some sections were also obscured by scaffolding.

      Following a short rest break at our apartment, we walked back to the Upper Town area to view The Stone Gate and follow some streets we missed earlier. We then picked up meals to go and headed back to our room to eat, relax and get ready for the next leg of our trip. We are getting up early to catch a train to Split.
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       Beautiful roof! [Net]

      Dewit Family Travels  We’ve seen a few like this but not this elaborate and colourful. A lot of extra work involved in colouring the individual tiles which I think are ceramic.

       Beautiful looking market! [Cathy]

      Dewit Family Travels  We were a bit early but it was already quite colourful.

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    • Day 3

      A sentimental tour and downtown Zagreb

      September 21 in Croatia ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

      It’s been a great first day in Zagreb!!! First we drove out to 3 villages on the edge of town, one where Davor’s family lived with his paternal grandparents, one where his maternal grandparents lived and the last where his aunt and uncle lived. Davor loved driving the narrow roads made for one car, but it’s a 2 way street. It’s always fun when you encounter someone and one car has to drive on the sidewalk or find a wider place on the street to let the other pass! That first pic is an attempt to show you that!
      Then we brought the car back to the apartment and walked about 10 mins to the center of Zagreb. There’s a beautiful park right down the street (pics 2&3).
      The pic with the streetcar is the heart of the town and it’s a pedestrian shopping area too.
      Then we found this long tunnel, on a hot day, it offered a cool walk! It was built in 1943, during WWII. It sheltered the citizens then and also during the Croatian War of Independence from 1991-1995.
      We happened upon a shop that had some wonderful puppets that had been made for the puppet convention that they have every year. They were so cool!! I won’t bore you with all the pics I took of them!
      The last pic is in a garden behind a small restaurant, that was mentioned in 2 different tour books. They only make one thing, strukli (basically noodles and cheese rolled up and baked). It was yummy!!! A great way to end an amazing day!!!
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      Traveler  Beautiful gardens!!!!!

      Traveler  Would love to see a pic of the puppets!! Looks like you guys are having a great start!!!

      Traveler  Yes!! We want to see at least one picture of the puppets!

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    • Day 4

      Mainly Food!

      September 22 in Croatia ⋅ ☁️ 21 °C

      We started our day in downtown Zagreb at the outdoor market. When Davor saw the statue of the lady with the basket on her head he commented, “ That’s how my grandmother(Baka), used to bring her vegetables to the market to sell!” The red umbrellas at the market are called Sestine umbrellas because they were originally made in Sestine(the village outside of Zagreb that we visited yesterday, where Davor’s aunt and uncle lived)
      Then we stopped at a bakery for me to get a mid morning snack, a slice of apple strudel!
      The 4th pic is of a government building with flags of Zagreb and Croatia. In the background is St Mark’s Church. The tile roof(kids call it the Lego roof) is the medieval coat of arms of Croatia Dalmatia and Slavonia and the emblem of Zagreb is on the right.
      Next is a fun mural painted on the side of a building.
      The highlight of the day for Davor was when we drove to a small town outside of Zagreb, and had his favorite Croatian dessert, crème schnitte ( phyllo dough with a cream in between).
      And lastly, we stopped at a grocery store on the way home. Notice the basket on wheels he is using!
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       Yum!!!! [Dick]

      Traveler  I love the maps and the explanations!!!!! I feel like I'm there with you...........minus the smells, tastes and sounds!!!!!!!! The weather looks beautiful!! I love all the memories it brings back for Davor!

       My favorite today is the statue of the lady with the basket, b/c it reminded Davor of his Grandma. [Barbara]

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    • Day 4

      Walking the War-Torn History of Croatia

      September 22 in Croatia ⋅ ☁️ 27 °C

      The tumultuous history of Croatia and several other Balkan nations and their time as a part of Yugoslavia was the focus of the afternoon walking tour we took in Zagreb today. Deanna was our smart, knowledgeable and excellent guide who included personal family experiences in her presentation roughly covering WW1 through the Croatian War of Independence in the 1990s. Photos / videos include entering an extensive system of underground tunnels used as a bomb shelter, the tour group in the tunnel’s “main hall,” and a journalist’s touching and terribly sad interview with a 19-year old Yugoslavian soldier during the recent war - he could have cared less about the war and just wanted to survive and go home to see his Mom. History is so much more real when told by those who lived it in the places where it happened.Read more

      Traveler  Very emotive as well as interesting.

      Traveler  So true! You are giving yourself a real gift with this immersion. Tough going though at times I bet.

      Traveler  Sobering and important to learn from… 🙏🏻

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    • Day 5

      Morning at Casa Blanca lodging

      September 23 in Croatia ⋅ 🌧 18 °C

      Our first real breakfast here since yesterday morning we slept until 1030 having missed 36 hours of sleep or something. They gave us croissants and coffee yesterday morning because breakfast was closed down but this morning we wake up to rain thunder and this beautiful food.Read more

      Traveler  What a beautiful garden. Glad you’ve had a good sleep AND breakfast. 😻

      Traveler  💪

      Traveler  A good sleep and a Hearty breakfast so good for the body and soul.

      Traveler  Yes. That first meal of the day.

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    • Day 37

      Willkommen in Zagreb

      October 18, 2019 in Croatia ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

      Ich reise aus dem kroatischen Wald in die Hauptstadt. Zagreb ist wunderschön - wieder haben die Gebäude einen Wiener Einschlag. Ich besuche die Free Spirit Tour und kann sie wärmstens empfehlen. Nun habe ich einen guten geschichtlichen und örtlichen Überblick. Aber eines begeistert mich hier am meisten: das Essen. Es gibt hier sehr viele verschiedene Spezialitäten, alles meistens frisch aus Kroatien. Am Nachmittag besichtige ich das "Museum of Broken Relationships". Mal ein ganz anderer Ansatz eines Museums. Es werden Gegenstände ausgestellt, die aus einem bestimmten Grund bedeutend für die ehemalige Beziehung waren. Dazu wird die entsprechende Geschichte erzählt. Jeder Raum hat eine anderes Thema: normale Trennung, Tod, Krieg, Flucht.Read more

      Traveler  Die Sonne und Du strahlt um die Wette🤩


      Traveler  ♥️☀️


      Traveler  Zagreb ist auf jeden Fall eine Reise wert!


      Traveler  Du siehst sehr glücklich aus. Kein Wunder--eine tolle Stadt unter blauem Himmel!

    • Day 38

      Tag 2 in Zagreb

      October 19, 2019 in Croatia ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

      Auch der 2. Tag in Zagreb war ein voller Erfolg. Mein Programm bestand aus Parks, dem botanischen Garten und einer Stadtführung mit dem Thema Homeland War. Letztere beschäftige sich mit dem Kriegshintergrund, Ex-Jugoslawien und führte in Ecken, in die man sonst nicht so gut kommt.
      Morgen geht's nach Bosnien.
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      Traveler  Boah! Da möchte ich Teetassen vom Puppenhaus draufstellen.


      Traveler  Von der Kriegszeit?


      Traveler  🥰

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    • Day 14


      April 10, 2022 in Croatia ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

      Beim letzten Stop in Kroatien erwartet uns die Hauptstadt Zagreb mit vielen Grünflächen und doch sehr westlichem Stadtbild, erinnert uns teils sehr an Wien und unseren Aufenthalt da vor 3 Jahren. Wir geniessen die Flaniermeile Zagreb’s bei reichlich Speis und Trank, schauen uns in einem Vorort Zagreb’s (Podsused) das normale Leben abseits der Touristen beim unterhaltsamen Futsal-Spiel (Hallenfussball) zwischen Zagreb und Pula an und besuchen am letzten Tag bei Dauerregen leicht verkatert (wie passend) das Hangover Museum, wo man reichlich lustige Geschichten in Sachen Hangover nachlesen kann und wo man einige Dinge in betrunkenem Zustand simulieren darf (Autofahren, Dart, Laufen etc..).

      Finanziell wird Kroatien wohl eines der eher teureren Länder unserer Reise sein, wir haben aber inkl. allem (Hotels, Verpflegung, Eintritt, Sehenswürdigkeiten, Transporte etc.) keine CHF 50.- pro Tag / Person gebraucht und haben uns doch auch einiges gegönnt und immer in schönen Doppelzimmern resp. kleinen Wohnungen übernachtet. 

      Nach 10 Tagen Kroatien verlassen wir das Land nun bereits wieder und freuen uns auf Serbien, unserem nächstem Ziel…
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      Traveler  😅✌


      Traveler  Wow, do chasch würkli de duumä ufeheb🤗🤗


      Traveler  Schint e tolli stadt zsi! Witerhin gueti rais

    • Day 32

      Zagreb, Croatia

      July 1, 2022 in Croatia ⋅ 🌙 21 °C

      The train that crossed into Croatia was our first train with no air conditioning and the windows down the entire way. It was a bit different than the usual, but we lucked out with a cabin to ourselves. All the wind noise made for a good atmosphere that allowed the girls to be noisy and then pass out asleep. I kinda like the fresh air and warm breeze personally. Also, the countryside was beautiful.

      At the train stops, the girls always wanna sit but there are not usually seats. We have them sit on our feet. They often make a feet sitting train as shown in our pictures. It makes me feel a little better inside eventhough they are basically on the ground. Also, for your enjoyment I added pictures that depict the phases of Mabel on a train.

      We made it into Croatia. I think we are in a city equivalent to being in downtown Dallas, but older buildings. I think we landed on the other side of the tracks here. We are headed to an island next and had to pass through the capital to break up the trip for the girls. If you come to Croatia, you won't miss much if you skip the capital. At least we didn't find anything great in our short time here.

      We still did some exploring and had a very nice, full apartment that was excellent for some down time. This place even had a washing machine for us! We tried to go on an open air train tour, but it was cancelled or just didn't exist. We're not sure. We opted to hit the little zoo here for a few hours instead. The girls especially enjoyed their variety of snakes and amphibians. I loved getting to see the cool birds.

      Next up we head to the coast. Just a six hour train ride, two hour boat ride, and a thirty minute walk. Seth insists that we never take a three hour tour on a boat.
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      Traveler  There's a famous song about a "three hour tour" and some castaways - LOL


      Traveler  okay, I'm intrigued


      Traveler  Everyone is looking ascance except Mabel - who is playing to the camera and showing us something (who knows what?) in her hand. I'm intrigued by your fun picture!

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    • Day 6

      Ljubljana -> Zagreb !! pov justine

      August 13, 2022 in Croatia ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

      Réveil de fou ce matin apres une nuit bien réparatrice (non) (j’ai frappé le matelas tellement il ronflait fort)
      Du coup aujourd’hui petite étape à Ljubljana qui n’était pas prévue mais on a pas eu le choix vraiment
      Y’avait plein de dragons y’a un truc avec Jason qu’a tué le dragon du coup c’est un prétexte pour vendre des peluches dragon à 30€ dans les boutiques souvenirs bref
      On a mangé un super plat traditionnel enfin ! C’est genre du boeuf roulé avec du pain c’était pas mal
      Ensuite on a pris le funiculaire pour monter tout en haut y’avait une jolie vue c’est sympa les montagnes et tout
      Apres on s’est posées dans un bar puis on a repris le train direction Zagreb ! Tout de passait à merveille on était dans une cabine de 6 comme les wagons dans Harry Potter, les paysages étaient franchement magnifiques et PAF la police qui passe dans tous les wagons (en fait c’était juste pour la frontiere Slovène-Croate fallait montrer les cartes d’identités et on a cru qu’il fallait les passeports obligé on a sué du cul mais au final tout va bien)
      Nous sommes donc arrivées à l’auberge qui est plutôt cool, on est 10, on a une cuisine et salle de bain privée avec un ptit jardin ca régale là on est allées en ville on a mangé un ptit truc en écoutant 2 espagnols enflammer le centre ville de Zagreb à la guitare🔥🔥
      Maintenant c’est bed time il se fait tard et on a une certaine nuit à rattraper
      À demain bisous
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    You might also know this place by the following names:

    Grad Zagreb, Zagreb Stadt, City of Zagreb, Zagreb, Zagabria, 자그레브 직할시, Zagreb stad

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