From the evening 27 th of April 2017 till the afternoon 3rd May 2017 I had the longest journey during my EVS (for now).
I crossed the Hungarian-Croatian border near Donji Miholjac by bike. Thanks to the kindness of Sasa from Donji Miholjac I could leave my bike there safe and sound and explore Croatia using different means of transportation.
If to count all the ways I used to move, It would be:
Kemes- Donji Miholjac- Osijek- Zagreb-Dubrovnik-Zagreb-Osijek-Donji Miholjac-Kemes.
To describe it shortly I visited Zagreb, the beautiful capital of Croatia and Dubrovnik, which surprised with its unique atmosphere and architecture. This time I stopped in Osijek for a while, just to continue my journey, but I’ve visited this intriguing city before.
Zagreb is colorful and full of life. I love the flower market just by the main train station and it sounds, sounds of a big city: shouts of women presenting their products on a market, cars, voices of tourists, trams…
The city center is divided into two parts:
elegant, neo-classical Lower Town with the botanical garden and edifices of many museums.
Climatic, medieval originating Upper Town, with narrow streets and the symbol of the city: St Mark’s Church.
Unhappily, when I was visiting all these places, was rainy. But it didn’t stop me from enjoying the atmosphere of the city.
What’s even more interesting about Zagreb, is that the city is situated near the Medvednica mountain. The highest peak, Sljeme, is around 1035 meters height, with the TV tower on the top. I climbed there through the wild forests of beeches and spruces, but the peak can be also reached by bus or a cable car. For me the wide, sunny , mountain landscape was the perfect prize after being in the forest.
First impressions from Dubrovnik were also pretty strong. The landscape of Southern Croatian coast is unique, full of small bays, rocks and islands. In Dubrovnik I spent 3 days: Together with my cousin and the best guide at the same time, I’ve been visiting multiple churches and museums, admiring the architecture of the old city and landscapes, eating ice-cream, seafood and swimming in the cold and salty water of the Adriatic Sea. It was an amazing experience.
My overall journey to Croatia was intense, full of small adventures and discoveries. I hope I will visit all that places again;)