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A journey back to Middle Earth…

Zagreb

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Yesterday was spent in Zagreb, the capital city of Croatia. After a hearty breakfast of eggs and omelette we set out to explore the city. Unfortunately it started to rain almost simultaneously and once we got out of the tram in the city centre, we had to run to shelter from the rain. As the weather was perfect for a museum visit, we made our way to the most curious of Zagreb’s museums: the Museum of Broken Relationships, which had been recommended to us ( and I had been intrigued by the idea that there was a museum with a focus on broken relationships, ever since I had read about Zagreb in the Lonely Planet travel guide. The exhibition was fascinating despite the stories that were sometimes quite sad. Later, we explored the centre of Zagreb by walking past many of the famous buildings, including St Mark’s Church with its colourful slate roof depicting the coats of arms of Zagreb and the triune kingdom of Croatia, Slavonia and Dalmatia and through parks and the botanic gardens. We noted that many of the important buildings in Zagreb, such as museums and theatres, seem to be yellow. Back at our funky hostel, the evening was spent playing chess (and Milan beat J possibly the first time!), we cooked, and did some web-based research about Croatia and where to spend next week. Maria
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