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It’s been a little while since our last blog where we ended in Montenegro. Since then we have spent 6 nights in Croatia, 6 nights in Bosnia and Herzegovina (it is one country, the ‘i’ in the title of the blog just means ‘and’), and tonight we are back in Croatia (in the capital, Zagreb) before we head to Slovenia tomorrow.
Our travels through the Balkans continue to be very enjoyable and typically full of surprise. ...
... s talking again about the big church thingy- 'KATHEDRAL' built 1217. Damaged by the tatars. Writing inside is the glagolitic alphabet. In the 90s this area was bombed. 'Havala' is thankyou in croation. 1 euro = 7 kuna. No euro accepted here. St Mark's church is the colourful one with crests in tiles on the roof. The weasel depicted at the bottom is called a Martin. This animal is on the local currency called Kuna. 1841 was the last renovation of the ...
We strolled and took pictures and finally made it to a museum, the quirky and much-beloved "Museum of Broken Relationships." This was a traveling exhibit worldwide for awhile and has had a home here for a few years. It's short letters and a memento of broken relationships. It was so interesting hearing people's love stories and how they ended. It sounds like a downer, but it wasn't really. My favorite, and I later heard that it was ...
... smoked cheese, again not long matured. We
bought a piece of the smoked. There appears to nothing like the
extensive range of matured cheeses that one would expect in an
English, French or Italian market. We also bought some cucumber,
tomatoes and spinach.
I like to shop at markets and am
reasonably experienced at it. My impression here is that I am being
significantly overcharged about a third of the time. This contrasts
... to finish it. I took the opportunity to explain the rules of "save the queen", although the name may have to be adapted as I'm not sure of the royal family situation in Croatia (or even if there is one). on the subject of teaching Croatians things, I felt the need to point out that a 24 hour bar isn't 24 hours if it doesn't serve alcohol between 12-6. that's what's known as a 18 hour bar. the next morning I left early to get the bus to split, and on my way to the station we ...