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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 :)

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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    • Jordan Reply

      Yes! I’m absolutely loving it here and can’t believe I leave so soon (only 2 1/2 more weeks!) Can’t wait to hear more about Ireland! xo

  1. I am super jealous of your cheap coffee/everything and your pancakes with nutella and bananas on them. I can’t wait to see more pictures, I have heard how beautiful Croatia is!

    • Jordan Reply

      Croatia is gorgeous! I think I might not leave and just move to the coast forever ;)

  2. Looks beautiful! Can’t wait to hear more about it… and give you an aggressive hug!

    XO

  3. Christine | A Keane Sense of Adventure Reply

    Croatia looks good on you girl :) Let’s hear it for the US$ ha! Looks like you’re having an amazing time and Zagreb is just perfect!

    • Jordan Reply

      hahaha thank you US $ for finally pulling through :)))

  4. Love all the pictures! Looks like you’ve done quite a bit of exploring already. Can’t wait to see more :) Have a great weekend in Paris!

    • Jordan Reply

      Thanks! Paris was a blast :) Croatia is a country that I could explore forever and never get bored of seeing!

  5. OK, OK, OK. I’m sold. I need to go to Croatia. Or really just travel anywhere, I’ve been stuck in one place for two months…but I digress. These photos have sold me. Whenever I book my next vacation, I swear if my husband lets me it will be Croatia! You must be having the best time getting settled in and enjoying a new city. Can’t wait to hear more about all of your adventures!

    • Jordan Reply

      DO IT! Croatia is seriously the best!!! There is so much to do and see…and this is the perfect time of year for the coast :)

  6. Zagreb looks adorable, love the colourful doors/gates. A blogger meet up in Paris sounds amazing, hope you have great time!

    • Jordan Reply

      Thanks so much! Zagreb is such an adorable capital city :)

    • Jordan Reply

      Yes! Everything is so cheap here and I need to keep reminding myself of that because 20 kuna always seems like a lot to me (it is less than $3!)

  7. Wow, beautiful photos – your new home looks lovely! How interesting that the cathedral was so packed for mass – was it a special occasion or is it normally full on a Sunday evening?

    • Jordan Reply

      It is normally just super full! Croatia is an insanely Catholic country.

  8. Ooh, I’d love to go to Zagreb. It’s so on my list.
    BTW, LOVE your blogname. Made me snigger!!

    • Jordan Reply

      hehehe I’m glad you liked the name! :) Yes, definitely make sure Zagreb is on your list!

  9. Hannah @ Traveling Banana Reply

    Love the photos as always! Would love to visit Croatia sometime, it looks awesome!

    • Jordan Reply

      Ahhhhh, I’m obsessed with the coastline (maybe even more than Zagreb!) :)

    • Jordan Reply

      Thanks so much! Zagreb is a really underrated city in the region. Plus, it isn’t too large so it is totally manageable!

  10. Amanda Marshall Reply

    Jordan! I have been meaning to ask you since moving here where you were in that first pic?? Is it near the top of the furnicular? I feel silly even asking since I live here but I have yet to find that spot, ha! :) Hope you’re doing so well!
    PS. I also need to ask you soon about the Rose Festival in Bulgaria!

    • Jordan Reply

      Yes! It is near the top of the funicular. If you are walking towards Saint Catherine’s Church, go to the right of it and there is a ledge there where I took a bunch of pictures. Hopefully my memory serves me correctly and you find it! I promise I’m sending you an email asap. Hope all is well and you’re ready for a visitor this spring (hint hint, me!) xoxoxo

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  12. Hi Jordan! Nice to read about your lovely visit in Zagreb :)
    Did you know that recently National and University Library in Zagreb published an Android mobile application Greetings from Zagreb where you can take a historic walk through 10 location and send or share 50 old postcards with friends & family?

    In case you are interested, visit https://plavatvornica.com/work/greetings-from-zagreb/ to see more features this app offers.

    Btw. your blog is really good and useful :)

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