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November 18th 2008
Published: November 24th 2008
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Taking a break in the park
The trip straight from Ljubljana to Zadar, Croatia was a long one so we split it up and stayed in the capital city, Zagreb. We'd heard that Zagreb was not known for it's beauty but it was a great surprise.

We stayed on the outskirts of the old town. We were 2 of only 5 people staying at the hostel the entire two nights we were there. This is starting to become a theme as we are right in the middle of the low season. Nevertheless, they had wireless internet so we could watch BC lose to Calgary in the West Final. Yippee!

We spent the only full day we had in the city wandering around in search of the old town. Much of it is surrounded by ugly communist block style apartements, but the preserved part of the historic town was beautiful. The apartment buildings did give the city an interesting contrast however. There's a big cathedral in the town and on one side of the church there was a pedestrianised cobblestone street lined with shops and restaurants. Most of the shops were closed on Sunday but it was a nice atmosphere for a quiet walk. The shops
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I guess the old town's that way!
were preserved medieval houses with really cool rooflines because all the buildings were haphazardly joined together over time.

The next day we packed up for the Dalmatian coast and headed off for Zadar.


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One of the cobblestone alleys around the cathedral
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These old houses are starting to show their age
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It's autumn here as well


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