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Croatia

October 2005 - Finally in Croatia which was the main destination of our trip.


Opatija | Rijeka | Road to Zagreb | Zagreb | Varaždin

Croatia

We arrived in Croatia on Sunday, October 2nd. Weather was sunny and already on the border the scenery had a bit more Mediterranean touch.

klik Welcome to Croatia!
Photo by: NL | License: Creative Commons by-nc-sa

More photos from the border.

Opatija

From the border, we headed to the town of Opatija. It may not be the most Croatian type of town as it has been a tourism centre already from the 19th century. I had been there once before myself, too, as a kid in the 1980s. At that time, Croatia was still part of Yugoslavia.

klik Town of Opatija
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klik Palm trees by the street
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klik Hotel Imperial and I (this was where I stayed in the '80s)
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klik A statue in Angiolina Park
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klik Boats
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klik Opatija
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klik Seaside path
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We had no time to swim and it started to become rainy. Hence we only dipped our feet to the Mediterranean sea each.

klik Niko (that's me)
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klik Jarre
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klik Santeri
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klik Sonja
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klik Santeri, Sonja and Jarre in Opatija
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klik A cat
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klik The street where we left our car
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klik Postcard stalls
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klik Waterfront boulevard at Opatija
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More photos from Opatija.

Rijeka

Rijeka is somewhat bigger city than Opatija. Its name means 'river'. We had lunch there as we thought it might be more reasonably priced than in Opatija.

klik Rijeka panorama as seen from Opatija
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klik Half a house and a car parking
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klik Stairs down to the pedestrian street
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klik The pedestrian street
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klik A fountain
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klik Sonja, Santeri and Jarre
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klik Having lunch: Jarre and Niko
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More photos from Rijeka.

Road to Zagreb

In the late afternoon, we left Rijeka for Zagreb.

klik Gasoline station and some mountains
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klik Highway A6 to Zagreb
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klik The soil was all red
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klik Lake Omladinsko
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More photos from the Highway A6.

Zagreb

It was already night as we arrived to Zagreb. There was a flat for Santeri which was located in a southern suburb called Novi Zagreb. Jarre and Santeri stayed there for the night. Sonja and I, we went to the city centre where we had a Hospitality Club accommodation.

klik Zagreb by night as seen from Santeri's balcony
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Next day was Monday and Santeri had some business to do in the university. Jarre was on his own tramway trip around the city. Sonja and I, we explored the city centre by foot.

On this page, I have only small fraction of all my Zagreb photos (mostly those with people). I'll open a separate Zagreb photo page later.

klik Sonja looking what it looks like inside the Hungarian cultural centre
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klik In the old town of Zagreb, it is not allowed for dogs to use guns
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klik Pigeons
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klik Pigeons flying
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klik Trg bana Josipa Jelačida, the central square of Zagreb
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klik In the evening: our Hospitality Club host with Sonja and Jarre
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klik Tuesday morning at Novi Zagreb (and luckily not our car)
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klik Santeri and Sonja at the traffic lights
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klik Santeri found a new flat in the upstairs of one house
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klik There where grapes growing at the terrace
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klik It was quite a work to get the sofa upstairs
Photo by: SJ | All rights reserved ©

klik Nikola Tesla and Sonja in the old town
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klik In a bar in the evening
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klik Leaving Zagreb on Wednesday morning
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Varaždin

In the morning, we left Zagreb and headed back to Helsinki. Our first stop was the city of Varaždin in the northern part of Croatia.

klik A church in Varaždin
Photo by: NL | License: Creative Commons by-nc-sa

klik Flag of Croatia
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klik A square
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klik People in the street
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klik Varaždin castle
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klik One small street
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klik The same street and a churchtower
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klik Leaving the city we made a stop at Konzum supermarket
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More photos from Varaždin.

From Varaždin we headed forward to Hungary (and on the way there, we had to make a brief visit to Slovenia).



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Photographers

NL = Niko Lipsanen
SJ = Santeri Junttila
SL = Sonja Laitinen

 

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