Last day in Zagreb
The heat is amazing. Feels like 40˚C. Today is a Christian holiday. Cute girl on tramvaj says: “Today Maria goes to heaven. Or something.” But that just means that the shops are closed and everybody goes to a lake. And hardly anyone goes to a church.
Two nights ago I have met a guy named Davor in a bar near the centre. I was having a difficult time deciding which sort of alcohol I wanted in my shot and he stepped in to educate me. And then I ended up talking to the guy until they threw us out at half past two.
I was waiting for the opportunity to talk to someone about the war they had. And he explained it to me. So basically, at some point the Serbs wanted to create a “Great Serbia” and all the other folks wanted to have their own countries. So they started shooting at each other. And independence won eventually. Now Croatia is not too eager to join the EU and it makes sense. Finally you have your independence, things are good, why join a club that takes away some of that.
Davor explained the drinking culture in Croatia and offered to get some weed or mushrooms. Oh and we spoke in German. He was fluent. He also speaks French and Spanish. That is not uncommon here.
So here’s the recipe on how to have a good time in Zagreb.
Just go to a bar between 11PM and midnight and start drinking. Once again I chose vodka with ice last evening. 10 Kuna (about 1.30 Euro) a glass. Then stay at the bar and talk to people that come to order drinks. I had a good evening.
Met a Canadian doctor that is doing some studies in Zagreb before he goes back to America. Some girls that just arrived back from the coast and they went straight to a bar to settle back in, I guess. Those were fun. And finally a crazy girl that I had the most fun with. Unfortunately I could not keep her from moving on with her friends eventually.
Also I wanted to mention that Zagreb has the same thing that Bucharest has: People sit outside in front of the bars, nobody is inside. I like that a lot.
Tomorrow it’s time to go home though. Not too happy about it, but I don’t think this place is ideal for me right now. I might move on and go to another country next week. Perhaps to Poland.