On our way to Split and Zagreb
Trip Start Jul 28, 2005
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We enjoyed a very scenic bus ride through Croatia. After arriving to Zagreb we experienced the travel day from HELL! Traveling didn't seem soooo fun anymore. We jumped in a trolly to the train station to check times for departures to Budapest. After checking times we asked where the nearest hostel was. Luckily it was very close by. Only problem was they were completely booked for the evening. So we then ask for directions to the tourist center
Once we finally made it back to our correct stop we saw no HOSTEL! We asked a guy at the pizzeria next to us and he said walk to blocks and turn right. Lets just say we are now officially in the Ghetto. Now I know why there were so many dogs ready to attack. We are now in survival mode just praying we find this place soon. We asked 2 guys on the street and they told us to keep walking straight. We still cannot find this place. One of the guys we asked for help see's we are having trouble. So... he tells us in broken English that he will help us. Instead of going down the main lit street he wants to take a short cut through project housing. I am freaking out at this point. It is so hard for me to trust anyone after our past experiences. This guy actually led us to our hostel, which ended up being a hotel. This guy was an angel disguised with bandages on his face and missing teeth. There are still good people in this world. Never be to quick to judge someone.. you may just be wrong.
Our hotel is actually very decent... very clean. The owner of the hotel even let us call our mother's from his phone
This surpasses my experiences in Prague and Rome. So humbling... I have had some humbling experiences on this trip. I am grateful for everything I have!
The bits and pieces I did see of Zagreb is beautiful. There are many beautiful buildings and cathedrals. I am hoping to see the city with fresh eyes tomorrow.
Wednesday Sept. 7th
8am Enjoying our little bread and butter breakfast then went right back to bed. Still exhausted. It felt great sleeping in till almost noon. Its much easier getting around in the daytime. We found the bus easily and then took the trolly into the city. We decided to stay one more day... so we could actually see the city. We checked in to the hostel next to the train station.
Zagreb is the capital of Croatia. About 1 million people reside here. It is a very swanky city. I have never seen so many attractive stylish people in one place. Lots of eye candy! :) Close to the city center is St. Mark's Church. It is beautiful. Baroque style church decorated in brightly colored tiles. Near the church is the Dolac(market). Here you can buy fresh fruits and vegetables. The markets are my favorite! You can actually get some nourishment here. Close by you can enjoy the Ban Jelacic Square. There are many buildings lining the square. Many people congregate in this open area. There are trolly's everywhere.. You can hop on and off and get just about anywhere in the city. One day is not enough time to see the entire city. I will definitely come back to Zagreb!