After spending a couple of days in Budapest, I decided to travel to the capital of Croatia. I was really excited to go there, probably for the 2018 football match.
Zagreb is a city with a rich history dating from the Roman times to the present day. The oldest settlement located in the vicinity of the city was the Roman Andautonia, in today’s Ščitarjevo. The name “Zagreb” is recorded in 1134, in reference to the foundation of the settlement at Kaptol in 1094.
The etymology of the name Zagreb is unclear. It was used of the united city only from 1852, but it had been in use as the name of the Zagreb Diocese since the 12th century and was increasingly used of the city in the 17th century.
First day in Zagreb
I took a blabla car from Budapest to Zagreb and I paid 15 euros for a five-hour drive. On the border I had not to face any problem, however, we had to wait 20 minutes. The car was so comfortable and I had a chat with Croatians about Croatia and Azerbaijan relationships. During our conversation, we shared a lot of information about our histories. Almost at 9 pm, I arrived at Zagreb central bus station. After 10 minutes, we met with Sahil who was doing his internship at that time in Zagreb. After I went to an exchange office, we took a tram to visit Sahil’s house. When we arrive at his place, I was surprised to meet his girlfriend is half German and half Indian whom I thought to resemble a lot to the people in my hometown. Sara made for us Indian tea and the first time I tasted and believe me it was really delicious. After that, we had dinner and a great conversation with them.
Second day in Zagreb
In the morning, when I woke up I saw they made a breakfast for me. After that, we headed to Oldtown of Zagreb and really with them I had a really interesting time. We visited in St. Mark’s Square: (Croatian Government residence), St. Mark’s Church, Croatian Parliament. Overall, we visited a lot of places but they are in my memory I am sharing only 20% of the information with you. 🙂
After the 1880 Zagreb earthquake, up to the 1914 outbreak of World War I, development flourished and the town received the characteristic layout which it has today. The first horse-drawn tram was used in 1891. The construction of the railway lines enabled the old suburbs to merge gradually into Donji Grad, characterized by a regular block pattern that prevails in Central European cities. This bustling core hosts many imposing buildings, monuments, and parks as well as a multitude of museums, theatres and cinemas.
A tattoo is a form of body modification where a design is made by inserting ink, dyes, and pigments, either indelible or temporary, into the dermis layer of the skin to change the pigment. After lunch, we saw a person who is made a tattoo and I decided to make the tattoo. I had thought about it what kind of tattoo I should do and then I remembered that I am studying mining management and the best tattoo will be related to mining and I have done. Of course, after a couple weeks it has gone but it was a really fantastic memory for me.
My Zagreb trip had finished that evening because I went to Zagreb central bus station because my next journey was Sarajevo.
See you in my next post 🙂