Things you probably don’t know about me

Here’s a list of things you probably don’t know about me. It’s in no particular order.

Here’s a list of things you probably don’t know about me. It’s in no particular order. Continue reading “Things you probably don’t know about me”

Another night in Zagreb

I spent one last night in Croatia, back in Zagreb. After the long train ride back from Split, I was happy to stop for the night, particularly in a city where I could already find my way around.

The weather has improved dramatically. I don’t know if a front has come through, or if Zagreb just has drier weather because it is further inland, or a bit of both. In any case, it made for a very pleasant evening. I had a nice dinner and a drink in a cafe before turning in relatively early.

If all goes well, I’m moving along to Slovenia today. I’ll report more when I get there.

Train ride from Zagreb to Split, Croatia

The train ride from Zagreb to Split has had some stunning scenery. We’re up in the mountains, and I’ve been seeing valleys below with lakes and streams and shallow rapids, with campsites and people wading and canoeing. It makes me want to hop off.

The train ride from Zagreb to Split in Croatia has some stunning scenery. We’re up in the mountains, and I’ve been seeing valleys below with lakes and streams and shallow rapids, with campsites and people wading and canoeing. It makes me want to hop off.

The downside is that this mountainous route is not especially straight, so the train changes speed constantly as it negotiates curves. This has left me feeling a bit seasick. Fortunately there are snacks on this train, so I got a sandwich and a beer, and I already feel a little better.

Overnight in Zagreb

Like many of the cities I’ve visited recently, you have to look to the historic center to appreciate Zagreb. Apart from the center, it’s a concrete, Communist-era shit-hole.

I’m at the train station in Zagreb, Croatia, awaiting a train to my next destination, which is along the Adriatic coast. I spent only one night here, mainly to break up a long train ride, but I’ve found this to be a charming city. Like many of the cities I’ve visited recently, you have to look to the historic center to appreciate Zagreb. Apart from the center, it’s a concrete, Communist-era shithole. However, I’m looking forward to spending another night here on my trip back from the coast. Continue reading “Overnight in Zagreb”