Croatia trip report



In 1929, together with Serbia and Slovenia, Croatia formed Yugoslavia, but tensions between them kept growing increasingly sharp. Eventually in 1990, Croatia declared itself independent, sparking a war with Serbia which was eventually won by the Croats in 1995. Since then, Croatia has quickly recovered and re-emerged as a popular crowd drawer, attracting visitors looking for sun kissed beaches and historical cities.



The capital city has a compact centre that is easy to navigate on foot or by tram if you're feeling lazy. There's two main parts, the medieval Upper Town, home to historic buildings, museums and galleries. The second is Lower Town, a much more lively area, packed with cafés, parks and nightlife.


Museum of Broken relationships

One of Zagreb's quirkiest attraction is a museum dedicated to heartache. The Museum of Broken Relationships features unwanted objects that once belonged to jilted lovers such as jewellery and love letters. You can browse objects that were no longer wanted after a break-up and read descriptions which contain details of each relationship's demise. Each exhibit has a title, the duration and dates of the relationship, the city and country and an accompanying story, which could be a personal confession, a rant or a tale of absolute agony. Although most of the stories were emotionally charged, some were actually quite entertaining.
If you're feeling inspired, anyone can donate an item from a previous relationship. They also have a gift shop, probably selling shattered dreams, sour sweets and empty words. All to remind you of your fun day.


The fountains

For some inexplicable reason, the Zagreb fountains were a popular spot for some night time skinny dipping. It was mostly the American and British tourists taking part, and was happening almost every night.