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Travel Blogs from Selce
... had to see the city on my own which was a change for me. I took my map and set out. Fortunately the map had a couple suggested walking routes which I modified, but they were a good starting point. I first discovered the market. I love markets. Right now, all of the berries are in season, so I am filling up on raspberries and blackberries. They had a really large flower section and vegetable section too. I enjoyed my stroll around all of the stalls.
As with ...
... up the train plus the diesel train engine. The train trip was uneventful except for the very basic conditions, even every station we stopped was only a cement path either side of the tracks. What was surprising was the number of abandoned houses, in one case a whole village. The landscape changed from hot Mediterranean with low scrub, to rugged rock covered mountains to wooded alpine forests with mountains and wide valleys, all within 4 ...
... Gupceva Lipa we drove down the hill to Gorni Stubica where a fighter jet is on display. The story goes that the pilot (a Croatian) was ordered by the Yugoslav army to fire on Croatia in the recent War of Independence. Obviously he couldn't carry out the order. Instead, he stole the jet and flew it to Austria. It became Croatia's first fighter jet at a time when there ...
... church service that featured a fantastic choir performance (complete with about a dozen instrumentalists, including violinists and a percussionist) and ended with a food blessing ceremony where people brought forth various eggs, breads, and other foods to be blessed by the pastor.
The day continued with a delicious lunch at a nearby restaurant (I indulged on what is quickly becoming a favourite dish: chicken cordon bleu ...
... has been held there since 1737, and in front of it is the old city hall which has been been located on this site since the middle ages!
In the old part of town restorers have found old street names and have left these exposed which was pretty cool (see the photo).
We decided not to be lazy so didn't ride the Funicular which connects the upper and lower parts of town which is only 30.5m and has claim to being ...
Other places to stay in Selce
Emila Antica 78, Selce | 4 star hotelfrom $101
Setaliste Ivana Jelicia 14, Selce | 4 star hotelfrom $66
Mihovila Jelicica 14, Selce | 2 star hotelfrom $62
Emila Antica 24 , Selce | Hotelfrom $29
Ivana Jelicica 37, Selce | 1 star hotelfrom $53