Travel Blogs from Varazdin
Drove from Vienna to Sopron in Hungry to have our 20th wedding anniversary lunch of a salad roll and takeaway coffee in our warm car. Then drove through the eastern end of Slovenia into northern Croatia. First time we've been in four countries in one day.we noticed a big variation between countryside and house styles from one Country to another. Stopped at Varazdin for the night and walked that evening in the light rain around this mystical historic town. Quite romantic ...
... of Slovenia's beautiful countryside. Along the way and through the forest were remnants of old trenches used in the second world war. It was so interesting to picture what scenes must have taken place there, and to imagine what must lie in the soil beneath. It inspired me to do some research on the Slovenian landscape during WWII, and I found out that what is now modern day Slovenia suffered some of the worst per-capita population loss in the war ...
... that we could wait around or leave the plane if we didn't want to try the landing in Split again. We decided we would get off the plane as time was not important to us and it sounded like the weather would not change much in Split. When we got back to the terminal they said they would put us up for the night at the Sheraton and fly us out the next day. We figured we where on holidays and one day late to Split wasn't going to worry us. Better to play ...
... pretty darn cute. I could NOT get to sleep that night and was tossing and turning all night long. In all I got about 25 minutes of sleep, which meant I was pretty much a zombie the whole next day.
The breakfast buffet at our hotel was interesting to say the least. There was a plate of uncooked bacon that people were helping themselves to. Safe or not, it didn't exactly appeal! There were also random bowls of green peppers ...
... as a
great horticultural garden so we went along. It certainly lives up
to the listing.
Coffee in the cafes here is quite
cheap so Alison is keen to try them all. The beer is also quite
cheap so I am tending more towards the amber fluid as the mandatory
coffee stops become more frequent.
Our next stop was the Stari Grad.
This is the old town fortifications. The Grad (Town council) have
put in a really good museum with industries of ...