Zdravo from Slovenia!
This morning, Brett and I left Croatia and headed to country number 5 of our journey! I’m actually really sad to leave Croatia behind — I loved every bit of it, and am looking forward to putting a travel guide together for you all 🙂
Zagreb is the capital (and largest city) of Croatia, and with just under 800,000 residents, it was surprisingly very quiet and very not crowded. In other words. Zagreb is nothing like NYC.
On our way to Zagreb from Split, Brett and I stopped at Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site made up of 16 lakes and an endless number of waterfalls. The lakes are all so clear, and it was so surreal seeing waterfalls in every direction! Also, dogs are allowed in the Park, so we got to make a few new friends. 🙂
Speaking of dogs, while wandering through the beautiful Maksimir Park in Zagreb, Brett and I found the cutest, most well-behaved pup who became our best friend! The dog (who we named Maksimir) followed us for at least an hour all around the park, and other park-goers were totally under the impression that he was our own. Brett was so in love (hehe), and it was really, really sad when we had to hide from him so he didn’t follow us out of the park. 🙁 He had a collar, and he was clean, so I’m assuming that he often roams through the park without his owner (people treat their dogs a bit differently here).
Anyway, between the parks, the historic sites, the great food, and the endless museum options, we could have stayed in Zagreb for days! I had no idea what to expect, and almost regret not spending more time there. I definitely look forward to returning in the future.
Oh, also, after trying so hard for so long to convince Brett, we completed our first Escape Room in Zagreb, and it was SO much fun! If anyone is considering doing one, I very highly recommend going for it.