City: Zagreb, Croatia
Transportation: Delta Airlines (from US), Croatia Airlines (within Croatia)
Accommodations: The Westin Zagreb
Time of year: September
In reading our guide book, there weren't major must-see attractions listed for Zagreb; instead, the city had a more relaxed vibe. We decided to tour the city on foot, and found a bunch of fun surprises as we made our way around town.
Favorite memories, in order of the above:
- taking in the views from an old lighthouse in the middle of the city
- pretending to be Zagreb residents by stopping by multiple coffee shops along this road, sipping cappuccinos, and watching people walk by
- realizing that the local diet seemed heavily dependent on bread and cheese (a dream come true!) and picking our favorite bread shop...food is not sold at the coffee shops, so most people buy bread and treats at one of several bread shops and walk around nibbling out of pastry bags
- stumbling upon a huge open air farmer's market, which also had an extensive floral section
- turning into an "artist's walk" and spotting chandeliers among the trees
- walking back to the hotel and finding a concert in the park complete with live music, a beer truck, and friendly locals getting down to old time rock and roll music
We enjoyed this quaint city, and left feeling like we had seen most of what it had to offer by the end of the day. While I wouldn't spend more than a couple days there, I would recommend it if you're looking to recharge before or after a long flight, or just want to stop and enjoy a slower pace of life.