Short stop in the capital
Zagreb Travel Blog› entry 26 of 43 › view all entries
July 9th, 2010 – by: Cam85
Kesh: We left Zadar relatively early to get in a bit of sighseeing in Zagreb before a night train through to Budapest. Our bus through to Zagreb was our best bus in Croatia yet, it was air conditioned AND on time, but when we got to Zagreb we found out there are only 2 trains a day to Budapest one at 1545 and one at 415... so not really wanting to stay up ALL night we caught the 1545, but that meant all we saw of Zagreb was the train station. The train was painfully slow, and although the border check was efficient (in Croatia the guy moved through the train without it stopping, and an amry of customs and immigration officers saw us through into Hungary) we had to wait an hour and a half at the border for a locomotive to make the train run, and without this the train had no aircon either!! when we finally got to Budapest we were exhausted, hungry and glad to see the back of the slavic states. We were acosted by a few people at the train station trying to stay with them, but a guy got us a good deal at the marco Polo Hostel, so we decided to go there even though they could only fit us in for one night. We dumped our stuff, and headed out for some food. Its nice to be in a big city again, and not have to worry about when things are open. although we did witness what could only be described as a dodgy deal between a hooker, her pimp and a guy on the street.
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