17 August 2015 Monday
17.08.2015 20 °C
The weather finally changed today, and I gaher many Europeans are happy. Storms overnight, and rain for most of the day, with a top temperature of 18 C, although the rain stopped just as we arrived in Zagreb, and the temperature rose slightly.
Today we had breakfast in Austria, lunch in Slovenia, and dinner in Croatia.
From what I could see of the countryside through the rain, Slovenia looked quite beatiful. Although both Slovenia and Croatia are part of the European Union, they both have their own currencies, although they accept Euros. We also had to leave the coach and have our passports stamped when leaving Slovenia, and then have Croatian police board the bus 100 metres later to inspect our passports.
Got to our hotel (The Westin Zagreb) at 3:15pm and quckly checked in before joining our local guided tour at 3:30pm. Zagreb is attractive, but many of the buildings are in a bad state of repair as a result of neglect during the communist years and war. The buildings are slowly being repaired, but graffitti is also a problem. Had a short coach tour of the lower city, followed by a walking tour of the upper city (Zagreb used to be two separate cities but they are now combined).
Dinner tonight was a group buffet in the hotel.