We had a quick break in Split for coffee and lunch before taking a taxi to the airport and a very harrowing $60 flight in a prop plane to touchdown - on one wheel! - in Zagreb, Croatia's capital city. Bus to the city center. We checked into our funky little apartment all feeling pretty queasy and not sure if our detour had been a good choice. Spent a quiet night watching Grand Budapest Hotel in the movie theater around the corner. In the morning when we stepped out to explore, it was clear our exodus was the right move.
The Museum of Broken Relationships was our next stop. A surprisingly uplifting collection of mementoes and stories.
ational Arts & Crafts Museum, which had a wide collection of sculptures, furniture and porcelain. Excellent special collection featuring a local surrealist print-maker as well.
Cuspajz, a friendly local cafe that serves up hot fish, lentil and vegetable stew with herbed polenta and hearty bread. The perfect thing for a stormy day.
Zagreb Slasticarnica. The meringue cake was filled with Italian custard, lemon curd and a gingerbread cookie crust. The chocolate cake had a citrus creme brule filling. The powered sugar covered truffles were filled with cinnamon chocolate ganache. YUM.
Tkalciceva Street is the main drag and where we found our first bar, with live jazz music tucked away on a quiet alley.
Alcatraz next, so we walked back through town.