Travel Blogs from Zagreb
... graffiti we saw on the buildings. When we finally got there, it was almost deserted except for a couple of kids hanging around, and almost completely unlit. It was a block of reclaimed former military buildings (as we learned later), covered in graffiti, and there was no music, so we got out of there as fast as we could! We were pretty creeped out. (I should say that we went back in the daytime and it was still deserted but the artwork was ...
... of Opera Victoria could do with the advantage of a great
It was interesting seeing the
differences in the audience here. Only very occassional applause for
arias during the show. Many more young people, the bulk of the
audience wound have been under 40, more casual dress, no facilities
for drinks at intermission, the bulk of the audience swarms outside
for a cigarette at interval. Overall a memorable night.
Speaking of smart phones, I haven’t seen one iphone here in Croatia. Everyone has windows phones! It’s crazy. I’ve seen a couple of androids around too, but it’s really mostly windows phones. Which is awesome. For reference, they’re almost all Nokia, though not sure what the models are.
I finally left the hostel and headed up towards the old town. It’s about a 15 minute walk from the hostel (if that). ...
... BIG in Zagreb...remember the cake named for him we had on Saturday?
So then I walked south through the lower town - and all the way through the Zrinjevac Park (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikola_%C 5%A0ubi%C4%87_Zrinski_Square) with its INCREDIBLY GORGEOUS SYCAMORES (I think...they are SOOOOO tall and SOOOO old...) (http://www.spottedbylocals.com/zagreb/ zrinjevac/). Many important buildings alongside the park - and a statue of local boy Nikola Tesla ...
Today we were signed up to take a tour of Croatia's most prized tourist attraction, the Plitvice Lakes and National Park. The National Park is a total of 30,000 square kilometres of lush greenery and many species of bacteria, algae, plant life, reptiles, insects and animals (including brown bears). The crystal clear lakes of Plitvice are up to 47 metres deep and waterfalls as high as 76 metres. The Plitvice lakes have been listed as a UNESCO world heritage sight since 1979. They ...