Last week I had a lot of fun saying: I'm going to Dubrovnik. (Really, try it out--lots of good sounds are involved in that sentence.) But really, my first stop is Zagreb--yesterday evening beautiful sunny Zagreb, today it is chilly, gray Zagreb. It feels like two different cities in the span of 24 hours here.
Zagreb is sleepy. But that's just my speed with my terrible double-back reverse jet lag compunded by lack of sleep after the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference days.
Today, we ventured on the tram (always love taking public transportation in a city that has even a decent system) to the castle overlooking the city. It took some doing to get there with a faulty map and very bad (non-existent) local language skills. But got there we did and despite the cold wind, the view from the castle was totally worth it.
Then it was time to just walk around the old city. A quick visit to the "Naive Art Museum" (naive meaning folk), lunch on the main plaza, window-shopping, a visit to the cathedral, the botanical gardens, and whew that's all I could manage before the afternoon nap. There's time tomorrow to visit the open-air market in the morning and then . . . I'm going to Dubrovnik. Can't wait!