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Artwork for sale by Zagreb artists in a park in the Croatian capital.

Zagreb Photos

Photos from Zagreb, Croatia, including Tkalciceva Street, the Zagreb City Museum and St Mark’s Church.

St Mark's Church in St Mark's Square, Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb Overview

Zagreb is dull and uninspiring. Like a tired, cheap version of Vienna it has pretty buildings aplenty but an anticlimactic scope in its history compared to other, similar cities.

It is very different from the other cities that I have seen so far in the Balkans in that it has an architectural and spiritual affinity with Central Europe. I mean spiritual in the sense of ornate Catholicism but also in the general vibe of the city.

Sure it is pretty and has a stock of buildings of regional importance but there is nothing that hooks the imagination. Like lift music it is both familiar and pleasant but offers little of substance,

Plitvice Lakes National Park Croatia | Bean Abroad Travel Blog

Plitvice Lakes Photos

Plitvice Lakes photos: A selection of my favourite photos from the Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia. Even in the rain the lakes at Plitvice are fantastically beautiful.

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Plitvice, Croatia – Two Nights in the Madhouse

Thankfully there is no not-so-slyly masturbating man on this coach so I am much more relaxed. Instead there is a lovely Croatian woman and her son behind me who start chatting to me. Her husband is from Paisley in Scotland so she almost speaks better English than I do (a shameful and repetitive embarrassment on this trip considering my lack of a second language).

Plitvice Lakes National Park Croatia | Bean Abroad Travel Blog

Plitvice Lakes Overview

The Plitvice Lakes National Park is gorgeous. Even in the rain the lakes have an allure that is equal parts mesmerizing and refreshing.

Split Panorama | Bean Abroad Travel Blog

Split Photos

Split Photos: Travel photos from Split, Croatia along the Dalmatian coast including Diocletian’s Palace, Split cathedral, Split campanile & Split old town.

Stari Grad Hvar Near Split Croatia | Bean Abroad Travel Blog

Hvar Stari Grad Photos

Travel Photos from Stari Grad on Hvar Island near Split, Croatia including Stari Grad harbour, Banj beach and sunset over Hvar.

Dalmatian Coast Outside Split Croatia |Bean Abroad Travel Blog

Split, Croatia – Two Days in Dalmatia

In Transit – Dubrovnik to Split The journey from Dubrovnik to Split starts ominously with us missing the bus and struggling to …

Republic Square Split Dalmatia Croatia | Bean Abroad Travel Blog

Split Overview

Split has something for everybody. Whether you are a history buff, a clubbing nut, a top sailor or just really enjoy a nice glass of wine in the sunshine then Split is a decent place to start.

Dubrovnik Old Town Croatia | Bean Abroad Travel Blog

Dubrovnik – Day 2

The difference between Dubrovnik at night and Dubrovnik during the day could not be more pronounced and less welcome. From the moment you step into the old city you are absorbed into the swarm of tourists. You are sucked past the medieval lute band at the entrance and spat out, bewildered and alone, wondering how you have managed to lose your friend so quickly.