Zagreb is an incredibly lovely and fascinating city. It seems to get overlooked by most tourists who head straight to the coast (understandable -- the Croatian Coast is amazing!) but there is so much to see and learn in the capital. This is the view of Crkva Sv Marka (St. Mark's Church) from the Lotrscak Tower that blasts off a canon every day at noon to mark midday and to signal to churches to ring their bells. Right next to St. Mark's is the Sabor, the Croatian Parliament, and the most important government buildings, which are gorgeous. It blows our minds watching officials walk in and out through the piazza with no security around it.
Zagreb is well-known and well-loved as a cafe culture. There are literally cafes everywhere -- even outside the large hardware store (their version of Home Depot) which made me laugh outloud. All ages and walks of life in Zagreb meet at cafes for a cup of kava.
We just celebrated this handsome man's birthday on friday!! The very best husband, father, friend.
We heard these two ladies squeal, "kawaiiii!" and immediately smiled knowing where they're from. Japan!
Novi Zagreb is in the distance. It's the part of the city easily identifiable as mostly built during the Communist Era. There are parts where you can visually see the effect of socialism on the economy and living conditions.
We love this beautiful city and are so excited to call it home for a few years.