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Europe » Croatia » Central Croatia » Zagreb March 6th 2024

Zagreb E o incantare sa revii in alt anotimp pentru parcul natural Plitvice, unde natura se contopeste cu tot ce inseamna culoarea florilor specifice, zumzete de pasarele si voci de animalute. Am ales Hotelul Garden Hill din zona Velika Gorica, iar accesul spre oras l-am facut cu autobuzul timp de o jumatate de ora. Camera spatioasa, parcare.... read more
interior camera

Europe » Croatia » Central Croatia » Zagreb October 24th 2023

Dear All Greetings on this, my final blog entry on this amazing little adventure I had in lovely Croatia. There were so many places to see, and I was awed by the amazing variety and beauty of what I'd seen for myself. After my wonderful afternoon of exploring the "little slice of heaven" that is the Plitvice Lakes National Park (thanks for the phrase, Merry! :D), I left rural Croatia behind and took my final bus journey to here, the country's capital of Zagreb. I would have liked to have spent more time in the Croatian countryside. I particularly liked the smell of pine trees and the sound of roosters there, reminding me of many-a rural place I've visited in the Slavic parts of Eastern Europe. But alas, my journey was continuing, and I was excited ... read more
St Mark's Church
Josip Jelačić Square
Zagreb Train Station

Europe » Croatia » Central Croatia » Zagreb July 3rd 2023

After arriving back in Zagreb from Pag. Drea and I headed to the Mirogoj Cemetery. Mirogoj Cemetery is the largest cemetery (and the most noteworthy landmark) in Zagreb. It is owned by the city (not by churches like the other cemeteries) and accepts burials from all religious backgrounds. The cemetery was beautiful and picturesque and worth the visit. The next few days we went to the mall by her house and did some shopping. I got some beach sandals and we watched some interesting movies at the theatre, to say the least. One day we watched the movie “No Hard Feelings” starring Jennifer Lawrence and the other day we watched “ Fool’s Paradise,” starring Ken Jeong. Both movies were mediocre at best with “Fool’s Paradise,” being one of the worst movies I sat through. In conclusion, ... read more
Mirogoj Cemetery
Mirogoj Cemetery
Mirogoj Cemetery

Europe » Croatia » Central Croatia » Zagreb June 25th 2023

I was greeted at the airport in Zagreb by my friend Andrea. Andrea usually spends a couple of weeks in Croatia in June every year. We stopped by her apartment in Zagreb to drop off my luggage and headed into downtown Zagreb. Trg Bana Josipa Jelacica The first stop was Ban Jelačić Square, the central square of the city of Zagreb, Croatia, named after Ban Josip Jelačić. The square has a statue of Ban Josip Jelacic, a Croatian lieutenant field marshal known for his military campaigns during the Revolutions of 1848 and for his abolitions of serfdom in Croatia. The square is also a place that Drea’s family visited a lot where her parent would sit down and people-watch. Her brother also got drunk one time and swam in the fountain in the square with his ... read more

Europe » Croatia » Central Croatia » Zagreb August 25th 2022

THU, 25 AUG 2022 – Day 13: Ljubljana - Zagreb - We head for Zagreb; Croatia’s capital today and drive through the Slovenian capital Ljubljana. Often thought of as a hidden gem of Europe, its castles, stunning architecture and natural beauty mean it packs a punch more powerful than its small size would suggest. Once in Zagreb, your tour leader will take you on an orientation walk of this fascinating city. Explore the interesting mix of Hapsburg and Communist architecture, learn historical and cultural facts, and get a glimpse of everyday life in this charming city. We'll check into the hotel and have some time to freshen up before the included dinner this evening. Overnight – Hotel Hotel Aristos... read more
On the Way to Zagreb, Croatia
Walking Tour and Free Time in Ljubljana, Slovenia
Walking Tour and Free Time in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Europe » Croatia » Central Croatia » Zagreb September 18th 2020

After many wonderful days and adventures on the Adriatic coast, Nui and Nenad decided to explore the second face of Croatia, away from the coast, its hinterland. The massive mountain chains of the Dinaric Alps and a few smaller mountain ranges of Velebit, Biokovo and Velika Kapela, slice through the country from North to South, following the direction of the Adriatic coast. The highest point rising to 1'831 meters, making the land rough mountainous, rocky and steep on the West and hilly, full of forests and pastures on the East. These mountains serve as a climate divide as well. West of the mountains you find Mediterranean climate, East of them Continental. We experienced this to its most extreme impressive form, as we travelled from Vodice to Zagreb. We left the coast 9AM at 28 degrees with ... read more
St Marks Church
Croatian 'White House'
Heart of political Croatia

Europe » Croatia » Central Croatia » Zagreb August 2nd 2020

Bonjour à tous, Ce matin j'ai quitté avec plaisir, l'hôtel où ma nuit à été épouvantable. Lorsque je suis allé souper, à 2 bons kilomètres, il faisait encore 33°. Zagreb à la réputation d'être une ville de bars, de terrasses, où les gens aiment y passés du temps, c'est vrai qu'il y en à des dizaines, mais pour manger, tous les restaurants fermés. J'ai encore fini dans un grand café, dans le centre, avec un plat de pâtes. De retour dans la chambre, il devait faire 28-30, l'horreur. Pour la énième fois, après les pannes de wifi, je suis allé réclamer, toujours la même à la réception, pas dégourdie, elle à tenter, sans succès d'intervenir, en bricolant je ne sais quoi. Une chance pour eux, que ce matin, personne ne parlait français. Ce qui fait qu'à ... read more
le plus petit parcours du monde
Cathédrale de Zagreb

Europe » Croatia » Central Croatia » Zagreb August 1st 2020

Bonjour à tous, Ce matin l’objectif était de ne pas rallier Zagreb en une étape, de près de 400km, mais de coucher, en Bosnie Herzégovine, étant donné, qu’entre Belgrade et Zagreb, il n’y a aucune ville, vers la mi-parcours, où faire étape. La seule que j’ai trouvé était Banja-Luka en Bosnie-Herzégovine. J’ai quitté l’hôtel assez tôt, pour pouvoir avoir un peu de temps à passer à Banja-Luka, qui sur le net semble assez plaisante, pour une soirée étape, mais qui est située dans une région où il y a 3 pays qui se chevauchent. La Serbie, la Bosnie, et la Slovénie. Sur ma carte papier, les frontières sont bien indiqués, mais pas vraiment facile à lire. Ce qui se traduit par de sérieuses difficultés pour programmer sur le gps, mais avec un peu de persévérance et ... read more

Europe » Croatia » Central Croatia » Zagreb October 13th 2019

The train travels SW from Vienna and is on one of the oldest railway tracks. It also has a dining car complete with white linen tablecloths. A first for us. The views are similar to a fairytale book, displaying castles and historical homes tucked into the lush hillsides. The train rises up towards the southern end of the Dolomite mountains. We envision what people were seeing when they travelled this route on the Orient Express. We are not quite sure what to think entering the city of Zagreb, CROATIA. It is the absolute opposite of Vienna’s sparkle and sophistication. The following morning, the coffee house cashier informs us that we need to pay in cash, and they accept no credit cards or euro’s. That leaves us without the ability to pay. But they say no problem, ... read more
In Ljubljana Slovenia - A car from Ontario????
First view of the City of Ljubljana - Artwork of a different kind!
What Ljubljana City actually looks like, we have to return! (Not my photo)

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