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The Zagreb Project.

So, the boys left Ljubljana and decided to spent a few days in Zagreb, Croatia's capital city. We joined them for the weekend and I really don't know when was the last time I had that much fun. We paraded around the city centre (ok, more or less through one or two singles streets with some decent life on them) and Connor ubermunkey  wanted to find a nice wine bar he spotted on the internet. And oddly enough, this particular was the only spot on a very busy street that had exactly zero guests outside when we first passed it by. And we counted twice. So, more parading and we found a place with some wine bottles and Connor decided to give it a go. The best decision of the evening. Ok, one of the waiters really worked hard to have style, but he kept on throwing stuff off of his plate, but there was another one around, nicknamed The Cookie. Imagine why........

Anyway, after a few glasses of prosecco and then some nice sauvignon and shiraz and then some more bottles of prosecco and then some grappa the evening really evolved. Seemed like all the laughter of Zagreb found us that evening. Not even a really dreadful rain that hit Zagreb in the middle of the dinner could stop us. And when we passed the same place on Sunday The Cookie waved at us from the stairs. He probably remembered a few pairs of staring eyes, no doubt. :) So it all sums up as Fun, Fun and Fun. Bruce and Connor should be driving further down to Dubrovnik now and they are returning back to Ljubljana on Friday. Can't wait.

And a note to self: I still can't handle groups well. Dammit.

Thanks, Bruce and Connor, Zagreb was never that much fun! :)



The streets of Zagreb. Pure handsomeness.




Lovely view from "our" restaurant. A little village in the middle of the city.


Sing me a song...


There was live music across the street. The Groove. They were good.


O HAI! :)


Feel free to envy me.


Not how I see myself, but apparently it is there. I have no shame, right? Shelter from the rain...


Zagreb... was lovely.

 


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paterson_si
May. 31st, 2010 09:16 am (UTC)
Zagreb with B&C was massive F.U.N. I have to say I really enjoyed the... dynamics. :)
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london1967
May. 31st, 2010 09:39 am (UTC)
Lovely to see that you are all having such a great time!

And beautiful pictures too.
paterson_si
May. 31st, 2010 10:00 am (UTC)
I think... my stomach muscles still hurt a bit. :)
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paterson_si
May. 31st, 2010 01:12 pm (UTC)
Birds, right? And some stones? :)
dan4behr
May. 31st, 2010 11:52 am (UTC)
I DO envy each of you guys! What a terrific time.

I picked up that Bruce and Conner are driving.
Do you recommend that for neophyte visitors to Europe?
If we ever go, I'd love to try. For what it's worth, I was looking at a site that gave advice for Americans on driving in Europe. Slovenia came out as a good one. I don't know about Croatia. I remember Germany and Austria were fine as well as the Scandinavian countries. France was alright. It was suggested having some extensive experience along with steel nerves to try Spain and/or Italy. Brian's family is from Lebanon. It said not to even consider hiring a car and driving yourself there....

Nothing against Dari, but I did read that Bulgaria made the list of places for Americans not to even try to navigate with a car, lol....
paterson_si
May. 31st, 2010 01:15 pm (UTC)
Yes, they are driving. :) And if you want to drive in Europe, I guess you should just come here, take a look around, decide if you want to do it and then just drive.

What should "extensive experience" mean? Mastering a wheel and a manual stick? :)
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musicbearmn
May. 31st, 2010 01:18 pm (UTC)
Lovely pics, lovely scenery...would have enjoyed being with you boys.
paterson_si
May. 31st, 2010 01:22 pm (UTC)
You'd love it. These little European old cities can be charming. And especially with the company we were able to enjoy. RIGHT! :)
omero_hassan
May. 31st, 2010 01:39 pm (UTC)
Looks like a lot of fun. I'm jealous!
paterson_si
May. 31st, 2010 03:37 pm (UTC)
Oh, it was fun. It seems to be everywhere I go these days. So that's a 40+ life? :)
jccub1
May. 31st, 2010 01:55 pm (UTC)
Some wonderful, almost 'intimate' shots one could say of the city. Can't believe I missed it/didn't visit while I was still in Europe! Glad you and the boys had a great time :)
paterson_si
May. 31st, 2010 03:37 pm (UTC)
So, when do you come back to Europe? As a tourist this time, uh? :)
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zedsled
May. 31st, 2010 02:13 pm (UTC)
That first picture looks like it could be the gay Croatian version of "Sex and the City." It's pretty much a toss-up on which one is the gay Samantha. Ha ha. :)
paterson_si
May. 31st, 2010 03:38 pm (UTC)
I am sooooo not going there! :)
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bluebubbleblue
May. 31st, 2010 03:28 pm (UTC)
You are so lovely, too!! :P
paterson_si
May. 31st, 2010 03:38 pm (UTC)
Right... Right. :)
jawnbc
May. 31st, 2010 03:30 pm (UTC)
Fab!
paterson_si
May. 31st, 2010 03:38 pm (UTC)
You know Zagreb can be lovely, right? :)
sparkytwmonkey
May. 31st, 2010 03:57 pm (UTC)
It's always amazing when you click with people when you travel.

I've gone away with friends who I just wanted to punch in the face before the first night was over (they liked to micro-schedule every second of "fun"), and others that I never wanted the time to end (just go with the flow and enjoy it).

Glad you 4 are all part of the latter group.
paterson_si
May. 31st, 2010 04:26 pm (UTC)
Yes, we were all of the nicest kind. We only had one thing in mind: a pleasant evening. :)
leafshimmer
May. 31st, 2010 04:45 pm (UTC)
I love how the blue rinse lady and her clump of relations are giving a respectful berth to Conor's purposeful, even slightly belligerent swagger down the street. Sounds as if you all cut a luscious swathe of glamour and glory through dowdy old Zagreb. And the "little village" around that restaurant has charm in bags!

I of course adore the photo of you with your friends. Looking at it I do feel that I might have a chance with you in person even though I'm far from being as glamorous, or fun, as Bruce and Connor.

No snap of The Cookie? I am left to the meagre (!) resources of my own imagination...
paterson_si
May. 31st, 2010 08:03 pm (UTC)
Boy oh boy we surely had good time in ole Zagreb. Gosh, who is looking for glamorous? :) Fun is okay though.

Cookie, of The Cookie and his firm bum.... :)
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inbhirnis
May. 31st, 2010 05:39 pm (UTC)
I remember walking along that street where your restaurant was when we had to wait 5 hours in Zagreb to get our train to Budapest. I remember having some lively ice cream somewhere along there.

Thanks for the pics. It looks like everyone had a lot of fun, and you all look very happy. Could it be due to the wine? :-)

paterson_si
May. 31st, 2010 08:04 pm (UTC)
Yes, that street is a lovely little getaway in the heart of the city. :)

Not all happiness is due to wine. LOL
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paterson_si
May. 31st, 2010 10:10 pm (UTC)
It is a WONDERFUL picture of him. He really shines......
bouncercub81
May. 31st, 2010 10:36 pm (UTC)
I know Zagreb is a totally different place from Singapore, but those few pics somehow remind me of places here!

Anyway, looks like a good time was had by all :o)
paterson_si
May. 31st, 2010 10:38 pm (UTC)
Well, since I am totally clueless when it comes to Singapore, I'll just take your word for it. :)

Good time was present all the time though.
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