Greetings from Zagreb, Croatia!

I’ve now been in Zagreb, Croatia for two weeks so this post is very much overdue! Oh goodness, where do I even begin? The weather here is gorgeous and I’m absolutely loving my internship. By far the hardest part is not knowing the language!!! Even though I’ve lived in Germany, I knew enough German to read and understand almost everything. I never felt as though I was completely lost so not being able to communicate is definitely frustrating. However, I’m starting to pick up basic Croatian phrases and downloaded a few iPhone apps to help me!

I spent last Sunday with my housemate, two Marines, and a Croatian intern exploring downtown and old town Zagreb. The weather was perfect and I had great company! Enjoy the photos below :)

Zagreb Croatia via Wayfaring With Wagner
Zagreb Croatia via Wayfaring With Wagner
Zagreb Croatia via Wayfaring With WagnerLess than 24 hours after I arrived in Zagreb, my housemate had her wallet stolen! Which we were told is actually super rare here (and I won’t even start explaining our experience with the Croatian police…which was absolutely horrible and lasted over 3 hours…for a stolen wallet!). No worries, we found Kava Tava, a place that serves pancakes with nutella and bananas, so all was well!

Zagreb Croatia via Wayfaring With Wagner
Zagreb Croatia via Wayfaring With WagnerDue to the rising US dollar and falling Euro (the Croatian Kuna is tied to the Euro), everything is so cheap here!!! When I visited Croatia a few years ago, $1 equaled about 5.5 kunas. Now $1 equals about 7.2 kunas. See that coffee and amazing smoothie above? I got it all for 18 kunas…that’s $2.50. And this was at a wonderful coffee and smoothie bar called Mixer, located on one of the most popular streets in Zagreb! What a bargain :)

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Zagreb Croatia via Wayfaring With Wagner
Zagreb Croatia via Wayfaring With Wagner
Zagreb Croatia via Wayfaring With Wagner
Zagreb Croatia via Wayfaring With Wagner
Zagreb Croatia via Wayfaring With Wagner
Zagreb Croatia via Wayfaring With Wagner
Zagreb Croatia via Wayfaring With Wagner
Zagreb Croatia via Wayfaring With Wagner
Zagreb Croatia via Wayfaring With WagnerSt. Mark’s Church! Look at that roof! The new Croatia President (a woman!!!) was sworn in at this square last month. To the left of this picture (not seen) is the Sabor, or Croatian Parliament.

Zagreb Croatia via Wayfaring With Wagner
Zagreb Croatia via Wayfaring With Wagner
Zagreb Croatia via Wayfaring With Wagner
Zagreb Croatia via Wayfaring With Wagner
Zagreb Croatia via Wayfaring With WagnerBeer Time With Wagner always finds the beer…no matter where she goes ;) Plus we all agreed to drink beer before we went to mass…haha!

Zagreb Croatia via Wayfaring With WagnerČevap, also known as meat fingers, is a traditional dish in Croatia. I approve!

Zagreb Croatia via Wayfaring With WagnerThe Zagreb Cathedral for 6 pm mass. This place was PACKED! With young, old, male, female, poor, rich…they had to bring out extra chairs!

Zagreb Croatia via Wayfaring With WagnerI know I’m posting this at a weird time but I’m off to Paris for a blogger meet-up tomorrow and I wanted to get this out before I leave! Stayed tuned for the story on how I found my Croatian family in a 2,500 person village last weekend. Now that was an adventure!!!

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