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Samobor, amazing country town in northern Croatia

August 17, 2016 Leave a comment

Samobor

Amazing country town in northern Croatia

See also: FAM (Familiarization) tour of Croatia

Natural surrounding, medieval architecture, hiking trails and last but not least an amazing gastronomic experience makes Samobor, one of northern Croatia’s most preserved country towns.

King Tomislav Square, with the Anastasia Church in the background, Samobor, Croatia

King Tomislav Square, with the Anastasia Church in the background, Samobor, Croatia

Located just 25 km from Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, the trip to Samobor takes one back in time and back into the pages of history.

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Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

July 3, 2016 4 comments

Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

An amazing set of 16 interconnected lakes

See also: FAM (Familiarization) tour of Croatia

Plitvice Lakes in Croatia is a set of 16 amazing lakes interconnected by a series of waterfalls, rivulets and subterranean channels. They are separated by natural dams or travertine, which is deposited by the action of moss, algae, and bacteria.

Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

The travertine grows at the rate of 1 cm per year creating a dynamic environment. With the travertine development numerous magnificent waterfalls are created. Over time, the water changes its course, leaving some travertine dry, but simulating travertine growth in other places. This phenomena makes the Plitvice Lakes are ever changing and creates the feeling that the Plitvice Lakes are never the same from one day to the next.

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Walking tour of Zagreb Upper Town (Gornji Grad), Gradec and Kaptol

January 20, 2016 6 comments

Walking tour of Zagreb Upper Town (Gornji Grad)

Gradec and Kaptol

See also: FAM (Familiarization) tour of Croatia

Map of Zagreb Upper Town (Gronji Grad)

Map of Zagreb Upper Town (Gronji Grad) (Source: Google Map) (Click to enlarge)

Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, is divided into two parts the Lower Town and the Upper Town (Gronji Grad). The upper town consists of old Zagreb while the lower town consists of new Zagreb.

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King Tomislav Square and Glavni Kolodvor, Zagreb

September 2, 2015 4 comments

King Tomislav Square and Main Station, Zagreb

Trg Kralja Tomislava and Glavni Kolodvor, Zagreb

See also: FAM (Familiarization) tour of Croatia

“A fast approach by plane robs the journey of anticipation; a slow approach by road always begins with the hope of a pleasant trip, and continues with the hope of simply reaching the destination.”

Stones of Silence, George Schaler

Galvni Kolodvor (Main Station), Zagreb, Croatia

Galvni Kolodvor (Main Station), Zagreb, Croatia

I was definitely robed the journey of anticipation as I reached Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, by plane. Had I have travelled by train I would have been welcomed by the grand main station in Zagreb, known as the Glavni Kolodvor.

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Bell Tower, St. Anastasia’s Cathedral, Zadar

July 8, 2015 20 comments

Bell Tower, St. Anastasia’s Cathedral

Adriatic Coast, Zadar, Croatia

See also: FAM (Familiarization) tour of Croatia

The rains have just stopped but the sky is still overcast with black rain clouds. Standing atop the Bell Tower in Zadar, Croatia, I admired the the blue Adriatic Sea, which looked even more bluer.

Panoramic view of Zadar and Adriatic Sea from the Bell Tower of St. Anastasia’s Cathedral, Zadar

Panoramic view of Zadar and Adriatic Sea from the Bell Tower of St. Anastasia’s Cathedral, Zadar

The red titled rooftops of Zadra, which were drenched by rain just a few hours ago, had a sparkling effect.

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Street Art Museum, Zagreb, Croatia

June 24, 2015 15 comments

Street Art Museum, Zagreb, Croatia

Graffiti Wall, Branimirova Street, Zagreb

See also: FAM (Familiarization) tour of Croatia

“This project is dedicated to forming a more coherent street art scene in Croatia, raising people’s awareness about street art and its values, and marking the city of Zagreb on a global map of cities that support this kind of artistic expressions.”

Ivana Vukšić, Director of Street Art Museum, Zagreb

Zagreb Street Art Museum, Graffiti Wall, Branimirova Street, Zagreb

Zagreb Street Art Museum, Graffiti Wall, Branimirova Street, Zagreb

The Zagreb Street Art Museum (MUU) is open 24 X 7 and entry is free. The museum consists of a series of graffiti art, on the walls, along the Branimirova Street, Zagreb.

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Six Squares of Lenuci Horseshoe, Zagreb

April 29, 2015 6 comments

Lenuci Horseshoe, Zagreb

Walking tour of lower town Zagreb

See also: FAM (Familiarization) tour of Croatia

It was early morning and the sun was yet to come out I stood at the balcony of Hotel Esplanade, Zagreb looking down at the main station area of Glavni Koldovor.

Map of Lenuci Horseshoe, Zagreb

Map of Lenuci Horseshoe, Zagreb

I have reached the city little more than twelve hours ago and already had a small guided tour of of lower town Zagreb.

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