February 11th, 2003

Jehoshabeath

Croatian Walking Tours

I figue, since this is a journal for anything, I would make a series of entries entitled: Croatian Walking Tours. These would merely be meandering descriptions based on my experience in Croatia. So, just like a pan view through writing of what it would be like to be walking all over the country. Sound interesting? Maybe not, but I ensure you it is more interesting than it may sound. But, I don't have any ready to post up yet..I will start as soon as I finish studying my Chinese Art History notes and Biology stuff. That may last me till tonight!

BTW, where is Frodo-kun?!?!?! Why is far shipping so much faster than West Milton->Gettysburg shipping?!? YARGgggggrrrr. That ticks me off.
Anyway, hope to share all my colorful Croatian memoirs later then - and also I will post when I get Frodo-kun. Till then...*sigh*
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Jehoshabeath

From Jelacic Trg (Square)

Zagreb is the Capitol of Croatia and is the city I spent the most time in while I was overseas. It has a lot of the things an city would have, but in particular contains many: parks, cafes, slasticarnas (similar to cafes but selling baked goods like cakes and ice cream too), movie theatres, and tram stops. They don’t have a subway, but a series of electric trams which run on tracks all throughout the city. From my bus stop (Zagreb-Velika Gorica) I could catch tram numbers 6 or 13 to get to Jelacic Square. These are changed now I think, though. My bus stop was also the site of the Zagreb Train Station Glavni Kolodvor and a mall-type shopping center. The Square near here was a very nice one with a lot of green grass called Trg Kralja Tomislava. The trams stopped right in front of this park. They were always crazily full, so sually, I just walked to wherever I needed to go. It was only about 5 blocks from my bus stop to Jelacic. In this Square, there was a Statue of Jelacic, who was a famous military leader from semi-recent Croatian history. Also, there was a tall clock – the common meeting place for many of us who were going café-movie-ice cream hopping for the day. Then, there was a small pool/fountain. The birds tended to flock here and swoop menacingly upon anyone sitting by the calm aquamarine water of the fountain. Once, a girl asked me for the time in English. I am guessing she wanted to impress me with her speaking skills, and I was touched. ^^
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