Croatia part 1 - Zagreb

Arriving in Zagreb late at night on a weekday, finding a sleeping accommodation other than my van was going to be tricky. However, I had an ace up my sleeve, I was going to be couchsurfing.

For those who don’t know what couchsurfing is, the concept is simple: you offer a place to sleep to people who travel, free of charge. The aim is to allow people to travel on a budget, and to explore cities like a local (since you are staying with one). The main platform for this is couchsurfing.com (and I highly suggest using it, it’s easy and useful).

So a few days before I had asked a few people if I could stay with them for 2-3 days. Only one was available but that was enough. Her name is Sandra and she was an amazing host, and since we had similar tastes in movies and music, it was a great time.

I didn’t do as much visiting of Zagreb as I had hoped since I was exhausted from the driving (still not used to it) but I still managed to walk around and visit two museums. The first was the Museum of Broken Relationships. It’s hard to say exactly what I think of it; the idea behind the exhibition is that anyone can bring in an object from a past relationship they had, and write their little story. It’s beautiful since it shows you an insight into love, in all it’s from. It’s also heartbreaking, both because of the (sometimes) tragic stories and the fact that you  know that every object here is the result of a heartbreak.

 Me and my tiny host (she's actually as tall as me)

Me and my tiny host (she's actually as tall as me)

The second museum I did with my host, it was the Museum of Illusions. It’s a sort of compilation of all the mind bending illusions you can think of, it was quite fun.

And this concludes my stay in Zagreb, not particularly eventful, but enjoyable nonetheless.

Nemo Faucher