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Nov 4, 2019 - Last afternoon in Zagreb

Lois writing After John & I visited the Museum of Broken Relationships, we walked out into the rain and then found a small restaurant for lunch. Portions here are quite large, and when my veggie pizza came, I ate only the insides (no crust), and even then, I couldn't finish it. John had a humongous chicken sandwich. Then I showed him the inside of a department store I had scouted out yesterday. Lots of toys on the top floor, and more candy and cookies than should be allowed in one place. People on the street are always eating, but perhaps...

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Nov 4, 2019 - On our own in Zagreb

Lois writing It's been kind of nice to be on our own for the past two days here in Zagreb. On Sunday morning John & I slept in a bit, and after breakfast, took a city tram out to a huge public park called Maksimir. We walked in about 1/4 mile until we reached the entrance to the zoo. It was apparent that we were the only non-Croatians there, and that's what we wanted. Enough of the locals speak English that we are never totally lost. The zoo isn't large and it isn't particularly lavish, but the animals seem to be well taken care of. We did...

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Nov 2, 2019 - Overnight In Zagreb

@@@@@@@ KAPOORS ON THE ROAD We spent a week in Zagreb during our travels through Eastern Europe in November 2012, and enjoyed the city very much. This time we just stayed at a hotel near the airport for the one night we were enroute to Delhi, after changing our travel plans because of the unexpected death of our sister in law Neeta Kapoor. @@@@@@@

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Nov 2, 2019 - Spending time in Zagreb

Lois writing We arrived in the capital of Croatia, Zagreb, on Friday afternoon November 1, and after our city walking tour with Road Scholar, there were no other organized activities, other than our final dinner together on Saturday night. Everyone else heads back to the States on Sunday morning, but John & I have two extra days here on our own before flying out (to Athens via Belgrade) on Tuesday Nov. 5. Zagreb is the most walkable city we have ever seen. For at least 1/2 mile (or more in all directions) in the area surrounding our hotel...

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Sep 30, 2019 - Zagreb (In Transit)

@@@@@@@ KAPOORS ON THE ROAD Right from the start we were really concerned about the quick turn-around that would be required when we flew into Zagreb for our connecting flight to Dubrovnik. There was a very short 35 minutes between flights and if we departed Zurich even a few minutes late, we’d be in danger of missing the connection. In spite of our concerns, we felt it necessary to book a hotel for our first night in Dubrovnik because we would be arriving in the city around midnight, too late to have our AirBnB host meet us to access the...

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May 14, 2019 - Zagreb

Our Tour Group. - Numbering 39 - a large group with Tour Director, a Polish man, Poitre (Peter) We each have our own wireless listening device when out walking. Today is cold, cold, and freezing cold - but no rain. Had a Zagreb walking city tour - it’s “twin” towns - the old and the new. We learnt about early Roman history, through to Hapsburg era, and through WW l and ll. Many buildings are painted egg yolk yellow - literally, one Princess insisted egg yolks being used on her building and thousands upon thousands of eggs were used. Did...

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70 Canals 2019

May 13, 2019 - time to say “good bye”

A last walk around our area then walk 500 metres to meet our driver taking us to Zagreb, Croatia.  Setting out, we managed (with difficulty) dragging our cases over the steps of the first bridge. Two tourists approached us before the next bridge and offered to help us - one man even had his own luggage to carry. We were so grateful - the first man shook our hands and wished us well on our travels. The second man (who we discovered was neither a tourist nor a registered porter, put out his hand and demanded money. He yelled ( in Italian) and...

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70 Canals 2019

Dec 9, 2018 - Zagreb

Our third and last day in Zagreb. On Friday, we got up at 3:30 am in Split and one of our friendly, helpful (good looking) hotel friends came and got our bags, gave us a bag full of breakfast goodies and walked us out of the old city to a taxi for the airport. Got to our hotel in Zagreb around 9, sat in the lobby until around 11:30 until we were able to check in and go to our room. Both of us just crashed. I think we were drugged. Slept most of the day and went downstairs for dinner and then back to bed. We are at the Hotel Esplanade....

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Oct 25, 2018 - Getting to know Zagreb

Zagreb is the largest city in Croatia and its capital. We did a walking tour that showed us the highlights. The history is new to me, and the names are spelled and pronounced in ways unfamiliar to English speakers, so the tour was a very superficial introduction, but a good way to get the broad strokes. The town goes way back, and has had a lot of Hungarian influence since Hungary is so close. Food is lots of meats; there is also vegetables stuffed with minced meat and rice (such as stuffed peppers). On the coast in Dubrovnik we found a lot...

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2018 Adventures

Oct 2, 2018 - Finis

Day 22 of 22. We are quite tired and ready to be home. That said, we would not have changed anything big - we’ve loved it all! Maybe a day less in one and a day more in another. The main reason for going, the Cycling Croatia bike tour, was off the charts good. And the weather - we were so lucky! We had zero rain and one day of very high wind, but otherwise Chamber of Commerce everywhere. We had a slight drizzle during our ride to the airport “this morning,” but that was it. We reserved a cab for 4:45 this morning, for our 6:45 flight. He...

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Oct 1, 2018 - Almost Home

The day started with the breakfast buffet in our hotel. It was included in our room rate, so why not. Next we stopped by the reception desk to set up our cab ride for Tuesday morning. We have a 6:45am flight (what were we thinking?) and should leave the hotel around 4:45. Since breakfast is included in our room, they offered us a boxed breakfast to take with us. Nice! Next, it was time to bring the gas tank up to the level it was when we got the car, about 5/8 of a tank. Our GPS has been worth every penny. Gas is more expensive here, in...

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Sep 30, 2018 - Zagreb, Museums and Such

No doubt about, we are running out of gas as our trip winds down. Today was a full day but not an overly ambitious one. After our usual hotel breakfast buffet, we strolled the old town area around our hotel, killing time for a museum to open. The oldest part of Zagreb is located on a hill which can be reached by a funicular. We rode that up the hill and enjoyed the surrounding views. The local church up there, St. Marks, is the anchor for a very interesting area of buildings and gardens, including the museums we planned to visit. The...

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