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 ...
... to have that after the many trials and tribulations of the past few years. I also met her friend and neighbour, a very, very sweet Slovenian country-women. She actually pinched my cheeks! We drove into town that evening for coffee and viewed our favourite stork nest while church bells rang before calling it a day. On Thursday we headed off to Croatia and went to a beautiful city called Varaždin, located not far from the Slovenian ...
We had a great night's sleep at the Sheraton and had a beautiful champagne breakfast. We got picked up and dropped at the airport at 11.30.
Much to our pleasant surprise when we got to the airport terminal everything went very smoothly, the book in staff where aware of our situation and immediately issued our boarding pass for our flight to Split.
Much to Dianne's surprise when we where taken to the plane by the airport bus ...
... in the countryside and spotted a deer. There are so many beautiful farm houses in the area. So quaint and peaceful.
On Friday we had a very nice walk up a hill to see some more local houses/farms. It was so nice to walk around in the Slovenian countryside with my mum. In that afternoon we had drinks on our balcony and took in the sights and sounds before going for a swim. My niece had never been swimming before but took to the ...
... in a baroque city
palace. This was advertised as old masters and it certainly was.
There was a paintings also by unknown artists “of the school of x
or y”. These were interesting to see. A Rubens (fully clothed)
portrait of an unknown noblewomen was fascinating as were a lot of
Dutch still life oils of the C16.
Back to our flat to check out our move
to Zagreb tomorrow, catch up on the blog, and maybe a cheese on toast