Travel Blogs from Varazdin
Last full day in Varazdin
The forecast was threatening so we had
saved up our galleries and museums for today. It was fine starting
out so we went to the bus station to get tickets for tomorrow first.
We are finding that quite a few of the bus times listed on the
internet schedules don't actually exist when you turn up so getting
tickets in advance will hopefully avoid any last minute nasty
The local cemetery here ...
... a Drava forest park. This turned out to be quite
a bit further than we expected. Not helped by our meandering course.
The Drava is quite a big river but fairly much a canal at this
stage. There is a hydroelectric power station nearby and the river
is well controlled. The forest park was interesting. Mostly oak and
pine and quite dense.
We missed a turn on the way back and
did yet ...
grumbled a bit but he stopped, pulled back in, loaded our luggage
underneath, sold us a ticket and set off again. I wont complain
again about Croatian busses not running on time.
We were quite a lot earlier than
expected and rather hungry at 3:30pm and as the bus station cafe was
full we started trundling our cases around to ...
... laid out along the dyke and in other areas, there were piles of sandbags around people's property, as if they were in readiness of what might still come. We actually believe we have heard the water is starting to retreat so it is unlikely the area we travelled today will end up in flood in the near future. After working our way through the villages, we turned the car towards the first of our villages, Kumrovec which we wanted to ...
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
We drove to Varzdin today (Steve's first area he served in as a missionary) and loved walking around the town
square for a while. We visited a jewelry shop and saw a real "gypsy".
We also drove to Karlovac where we looked up some old friends of ...