It was a gloomy day in Zagreb today, but the sun was coming every now and then. It’s been a few days since my last walk in Maksimir and I must admit that I kind of missed it. Finally, this afternoon, my husband and me went there for a walk. I feel recharged :) I’m not sure which season in Maksimir is the most beautiful, but for me autumn has some kind of a mistique beauty. I noticed that the leaves are even more yellow comparing to my previous visit there, which makes the ambient even nicer. If you ever plan to visit Zagreb, my advice would be to go to Maksimir. It's located at the east part of the city. There is also a very nice Zoo inside, where if you ever visit, you will see different types of animals. Until then I want you to enjoy these photos I took today for you so that you could experience some parts of what I experienced.
Lovely, warm and sunny Spring day in Zagreb made me go for a city walk.
It takes only 15 minutes from my apartment to get to the main square. Close to the square there is a market with many beautiful flowers called Dolac. Whenever I go there it feels like my senses are being filled with beauty. Most of the time I buy myself a small bouquet of flowers that always makes everything more beautiful. This time my husband was quicker, so I did not need to buy any ;)
Today I took some photos that I want to share with you. There are many varieties of flowers like tulips, daffodils and other spring flowers, and of course roses are always available, no matter the time of the year.
Even though spring officially starts next week, it has already arrived to my city. I was especially pleased when I noticed a significant change in the weather after returning from Switzerland. Although I truly enjoyed Switzerland, like every time I visit my best friend, this time I felt really happy when returning home - because I live in a sunny Mediterranean country where spring arrives early. My city Zagreb is awakened and blooming! Days are longer, sun is shining, birds are singing… I feel delighted and excited about life. Also, new ideas and plans are arriving.
Today my husband and I went to Tomislav’s square where beautiful magnolia trees are blooming. We enjoyed the day, like many others who were walking around did.
I am sharing a few photos with you so that you can see what I’m talking about.
This time I want to introduce you to a small but wonderful town that is located on the Western side of the Istrian peninsula. Its name is Rovinj. This town is about thirty minutes drive from Pula and because of that, it’s very easy for me to visit it when I’m in Pula.
A week ago I got back home to Zagreb from Istria and my phone is filled with photos from Rovinj that I want to share with you. I was in Istria just at the time when the whole Fifa World Cup euphoria was happening. I have to mention, once again, how proud I am of my country to win the second place. Because of that Rovinj, like the rest of Croatia, was filled with the red and white checkerboard. This time in Rovinj I was walking through the old town exploring little narrow streets and enjoying them all over again. Even though Rovinj is pretty much familiar to me, I always notice some new details that amaze me, like for example this little clothing store next to the sea where the stone stairs lead to.