171 – Eating our way round Zagreb

You know that health kick I started…well today it got triumphantly sidelined 🤣 We hunted down some of the best food Zagreb has to offer and combined it with two wonderful museums.

As a side note, last night I managed to convince myself to go for a run. I’ve had a bad relationship with exercise for the last 4-6 weeks and struggled to motivate myself. So as a new approach: no pressure, no sport watch, aim for a mile, any further a bonus…

It worked, I likely did a couple of miles and found some amazing graffiti.

In pursuit of more art, our morning walk was to the Art Park behind the cathedral. There were some great examples but the best part for us were the many dogs running free. Our three joined in and Ernest had the best time running manic with an 8 month old puppy.

We dropped the pups home and then went back to the Upper Town via a delicious cafe called Vis a Vis which has plenty of vegan cake choices. I’ve no idea why there is laundry at the top of the hill.

Two must see museums are the Naive Art museum which is only small but has some lovely examples of Croatian artists. The second is an absolute gem – The Museum of Broken Relationships. It is poignant, beautiful and the only museum where I’ve read every single exhibit. The random objects each have their personal stories, and though it was very busy with visitors, it was a joy to visit.

For lunch we went to Tkalcica, which is the best street for food and bars. We decided to try a Croatian delicacy Strukli, a dough with various fillings either sweet or savory. I had pumpkin pesto while Mark had red pepper. It’s a great option for vegetarians, and reminded us of lasagne.

By the time we finished eating, the Dolac food market had finished and sadly the mushroom museum was closed all weekend. We spent some time back with the pups then Mark got pizza pangs, so we headed to a lovely restaurant called Basta. Its very atmospheric with great pizza, puddings and local beer/wine options.

I was so full, there was no chance of an evening run, I fell asleep in my clothes 🤣

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