It’s easy to fall in love with new cities upon your first (or second, tenth or 147th) visit. I should know, I do it all the time! Some might even call me a professional. Every once in a while you find a city that really resonates with you. The kind of place that sticks with you long after you’ve gone.
Zagreb is the capital of Croatia and the largest city in the country. With that said, the population is just over 790,000 so the city feels more like a large town where everyone knows each other. We were always walking by people running into their friends and neighbors on the street. The city is full of really amazing architectural details, secret passageways and streets, and some of the best food and drink you’ll find in Europe (in my opinion, anyway).
It’s easy to fall in love with Zagreb. Don’t believe me? Well, I’ll reserve my “I told you so” until the end of this post. Here are my surefire ways to fall in love!
Split is one of those cities that you can easily spend a week or more visiting and not see everything. I mean you can see all of the major points of interest, but I think you need a lifetime to really see every unique part of the city. Early last month we had the opportunity to spend 10 days in the city, and it was wonderful! Today I’m sharing all of my (and Ryan’s) favorite things to do in Split!
You might be looking for a post on Dubrovnik. Don’t fear, I wrote it. It’s ready to go. I plan on still sending it out there, because I think it’s important to acknowledge that not every Pinterest-worthy place fits your travel style. But there’s been an awful lot of negativity in my life over the last week, and I want to go to a happy place. So come with me to a happy place!
So you’ve made it to Dubrovnik, congratulations! I’m sure you’re excited to see all the city has to offer and take some time to make sure you complete my list of must-have moments. But there’s one thing I want you to keep in your back pocket. You ready to hear a secret? It’s two words: Lokrum Island.
Crazy, right? Once you’ve been in Dubrovnik a day or two (or maybe mere hours, depending on how fast you need a break), you’re probably going to want to get away from the crowds of people. If you don’t need a break to recharge, good for you, please tell me how you do it. However if you’re like me and need some space every once in a while, this one is for you.
If you’re following me on Instagram or Facebook (or you love me and read my blog posts all the way to the very end) you know that we have been in Croatia for the last month. Can I just say how much I love this country? It’s gorgeous and charming and all of the people we’ve met have been so welcoming. But I have to be honest with you: before we landed in Dubrovnik the only things I knew about Croatia came from Cersei Lannister.
I kid, I kid. I actually didn’t know anything about Croatia before we landed. For real, we were only up to season three of Game of Thrones!
We spent a week in Dubrovnik, which realistically was far too long, which is another story. A short recap: we both got sick, blew our budget, and were really feeling burnt out. At and at one point were ready to just leave the city early. But looking back on it now, our time in Dubrovnik was really special.