Travel Blogs from Zagreb
... extensive, mostly
good quality and very cheap. The range of produce is fairly limited
to local season goods. A wonderful fish area downstairs. I ended up
buying a couple of beautiful small sea bass for tea tonight. There
is a merchants deli area with a range of salamis and cheeses but up
next to the fruit and veg there is an area with local cheese and eggs
only. There are only 2 types of cheese here. A fresh white, wet
curd type and ...
... and there’s a HUGE organ in the back too. I bet hearing mass there would be very nice, especially if the organ is played.
After seeing the Cathedral I wandered down to the main market, which is just above the main square. There’s a ton of people selling all kinds of fruits and vegetables. It’s like a farmer’s market, but bigger and without almost any of the ‘extra’ stuff – it was almost exclusively fruits ...
... main train station: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zagreb_Gla vni_kolodvor. My legs were giving out, so I took a taxi from the train station to the hotel (I think I was robbed - the guy had a meter going that ended up at 260 kuna...$46.50!!! I am going to learn how to do the buses and trams :-)
Feet up for an hour, then I trekked over the road to a cute supermarket and stocked up on vino and cheese :-)
And now...off to Aleksandra's for her apple streusel!!!!
... pulled up to a halt for what seemed a long time with nothing much happening. We patiently waited before our carriage door opened and in came Slovenian Border Patrol. They checked out passports and stamped them with an exit stamp for Slovenia. Next up about 20 minutes later were the Croatian Guards. The strolled in trying to portray a harder, tougher image than the Slovenians but eventually they stamped our passports, left the train and we were on our way. ...
... It went very quickly because our driver gave us a Croatian history lesson along the way. He pointed out to us many abandoned brick houses that were sprinkled with numerous bullet holes as a result of the 1991-5 war between ukaslarvia and Croatia. Our tour giude (Michovil) was a 6 year old refugee at the time of the war. Another interesting thing that he said was that it is forbidden in Zagreb to build a building higher than 103 metres, which is the height of the main ...