I arrived to Zagreb to meet my friend who lives there. I was pretty excited to see another Global Village alumni after not seeing one for two months. It is really great meeting people I know around the world as I always know I can relate to them and have a lot of fun. The one thing that struck me immediately about Zagreb was the cafe culture. Everyone seemed down for a drink every day of the week. It made me feel so comfortable and welcome having everyone out on the streets drinking their coffee and making conversation. The restaurants were great, well priced and there was a great selection of vegetarian food.
I enjoyed walking around the town with my friend and being shown to the different areas and sites. I found it quite interesting to go up in to the town and look down to see the distinction between the older part of the town and the new town, which looked quite cool at night. I noted a few things that I decided I had to come back to see during the day, the Museum of Broken Relationships being my main priority, followed by the church with the amazing roof.
The Museum of Broken Relationships is a quirky little museum where people from all over the world have sent possessions from past relationships. It is a collection of items from a variety of different relationships whether romantic, father-child or friendships. Different sections evoked powerful emotions and I even ended up leaving one of my stories of a past relationship in the book there, hopefully he never visits Zagreb! I found a note to an ex lover who was leaving to go to Australia particularly hilarious.
I later walked to the beautiful St Mark’s Church to have a look inside. The inside was a little understated and not as beautiful as the outside. After wandering a little more I found the cathedral and a beautiful park, a great place to sit, relax and reflect on the last few days which were whirlwind of travel and organisation for the next few months.