Back in Zagreb
Zagreb Travel Blog› entry 9 of 17 › view all entries
September 5th, 2007 – by: cneoridium
The only down side to all this was the rain. Fall had come early so a slow, cold rain fell every day, giveing a good contrast to the blazing hot weather here at the begining of the trip.
Zagreb is relatively small, with only 400,000 residents in downtown, so it can be seen in a day if you visit. Its a beautiful city though and was able to stay busy seeing it for a week though, exploring the neighborhoods in depth. The bus and tram system are good and inexpensive, but very difficult to navigate. They have something against route maps and schedules here, so you're kind of on your own.
I found a lot of younger people who spoke English, even very good English, but generally found that older people and people working in stores and newstands spoke only Croatian. Basically, if it's someone you need to talk to to buy tickets stamps or something, you need to know some basic Croatian. It is useful to know at least the numbers and enough pronunciation that you can ask for things from your dictionary, if you aren't at an attraction geared towards tourists.
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