Zagreb, on my first impression is a very livable city.
I'm staying in an apartment with friends, very close to Zagrebs only freeway flyover. Underneath the fly over is the tram line. Zagreb trams are super, very neat bright blue electric trams. I'm only four stops from down town, old town Zagreb and it's a dollar ride into town.
There are also trains and a bus system. Apart from the mountain out to the east it is a relatively flat city. Great for walking. From the main square the old town is very accessible. Most of the churches and museums are here, admittedly on top of a hill, even big enough to have a short funicular rail link from downtown.
The Botanical Gardens, Nicola Tesla Technical Museum and Museum of Broken Relationships and another of Illusions are on my "Gotta see before I go" list.
In my first year at Cradle Mountain I became friendly with Justin a wildcare volunteer. She also rides bikes and one day we met at the Cherry Shed in LaTrobe. She introduced me to the KRAS Cherry chocolate. Deeeelishus!! Since then I've found a closer to home supplier of KRAS chocolates and I buy a gift box of 12 whenever I can. Sometimes they are for me, sometimes for others. Well, you wouldn't believe but my love affair with things Croatian started nearly ten years ago, thanks to that chocolatey arvo tea we had back them. KRAS chocolates are made in Zagreb!!!
This is such a pretty park. The tulips are just about finished, and the plane trees are having a green flourish. In winter part of the park is flooded and becomes an ice skating rink.
it's lovely to hear all the street buskers as you stroll through all the strawberry market carts. Strawberries have just ripened and everyone is selling them, buying them or eating them. 🍓🍓🍓