Travel Blogs from Slavonski Brod
... too, as there wasn't a lot for them to do. Draz did some quick negotiating, and before too long, we headed into Osijek to look around (and try and burn off some energy as it was going to be a long night). Ivona and Marinela (the older girls) were great, and took us into the Zoo with another cousin whose name we have forgotten. It was 6:30pm by this time and the Zoo almost closed, but we decided to go in anyway.
The kids had a ...
... that left us in search of a new liver, external injuries but memories of one hell of a ride.
'Lav' was definitely not the name nor the A-star cruiser you picture when you hear Sail Croatia. Infact, if you are from Warrnambool or even had the pleasure of holidaying back in the day and can remember the pirate ship at East Warranambool McDonalds that we all had our birthdays at growing up, that is 'Lav' in a ...
... the growers were more inclined to improve the wine. It was very good. Dinner included a fabulous salad with smoked duck breast and beets, and the main course was the best venison I've ever had with mushroom dumplings. Something chocolate for dessert., it was beginning to get a little fuzzy. Dancing back at the hotel until very, very late in the evening. Darn French Canadians and Unicum.
The bus took us to the town of Pecs on Saturday, our independent ...
... a bit of sight seeing. Zagreb is a very beautiful city, a bit like Vienna in places but a bit run down in others. We managed to master the airport bus system and the city tram system for our transport, saves a lot of walking! Brian was very pleased with the price of beer on the street side bars in the city, less than $3.00 aus for a pint of beer!! At 10.00 pm we where back on the plane for a short 30 minute flight to Split. At about 10.15 ...
... we sought out
a mosque from the Ottoman period. It was interesting to go inside.
It is used for worship on Fridays but is basically a museum for
visitors on other days. The Turkish government has apparently
provided much of the furnishings.
After 8pm we took an evening stroll
and came across a stage with a Klezmer band. I suppose this was
associated with the wine festival. An 8 piece band with a violin and
piano accordion providing the leads.