Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, is not on anyone's must-see list, but it is conveniently located between the coast of Croatia and Budapest, so it was a logical place to stop. I ended up spending two nights there at The House, a lovely hostel located a short walk from the main train station. I had tentatively planned on a day trip to somewere in the countryside, but heavy rains in the morning put a stop to that. After the weather subsided, I set out to explore Zagreb. I ended up really liking the city, which was a pleasant surprise.
These trams provide convenient transport throughout the city.
This is the Croatian National Theatre:
Here is the cathedral in Zagreb.
One of the walls of the cathedral contains this inscription in the Glagolitic script of Old Church Slavonic.
Tkalciceva Street contains all the cafes.
Finally, here is the statue of Ban Josip Jelacica in Ban Jelacica Square, the central square of Zagreb.
In the evening, I hung out with a bunch of people at the hostel and watched the World Cup Germany vs. Brazil semifinal match. Fun socializing, not so much fun for fans of Brazil.