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    Money

    by yumyum Updated Sep 9, 2012

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    Miscellaneous: Croatia's currency is the Kuna. I was told that I shouldn't change money at the railway station because of the commission there. I then actually got my Kunas out of a ATM machine. One Euro is about 7,4 Kuna (April 07). In September 2012 one Euro is still about 7,5 Kuna.

    We did change our last KM from Bosnia at the exchange office in the railway station and were quite happy with what we got (September 2012).

    some coins and bills

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    Advent in Zagreb

    by croisbeauty Updated Dec 14, 2011

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    Luggage and bags: In Croatian tradition Advent (from the Latin word "adventus" meaning coming) is time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the nativity of Jesus at Christmas. Advents starts on the fourth Sunday before December 25. For Christians the season of Advent serves as a reminder to the second coming of the Christ.

    Advent Juri?iceva ulica Pra?ka ulica Margaretska Tkalca
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    Map of Zagreb

    by HORSCHECK Updated Oct 14, 2011

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    Miscellaneous: On arrival in Zagreb, don't forget to pick up a free map of the town at the Tourist Information Office. The map includes proposals for walking routes and an overview of the tram network and the bus terminals.

    The Tourist Information Office of Zagreb is located at the main square (Trg bana Jelacica 11). The staff was friendly, helpful and spoke very well English.

    Website: http://www.zagreb-touristinfo.hr/

    Free Zagreb map
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    The statue of August Senoa

    by croisbeauty Updated Sep 10, 2011

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    Luggage and bags: The statue to famous Croatian writer and poet, August Senoa, leaning against an advertisement pillar, designed by Marija Ujevic - Galetovic, stands on the corner of Vlaska and J. Branjuga street. August Senoa was a great poet and the best cronicler of Zagreb, the town where he lived Most of his life.

    the statue to August Senoa The statue to August ?enoa
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    guide book

    by iaint Written Aug 1, 2009

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    Miscellaneous: I brought the DK Eyewitness Travel guide to Croatia. As mentioned elsewhere, the capital city comes after the beach resorts...

    As usual I did find it useful for reading prior to arrival although not so much for carrying around with me once I'd arrived. Of course it was there in my bag just in case.

    Website: http://www.dk.com

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    Zagreb In Your Pocket

    by iaint Updated Jul 31, 2009

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    Miscellaneous: This is a city guide which is published 6 time per year, so it is constantly updated. In addition, it will have information about upcoming events such as concerts or exhibitions.

    You can download it in pdf format to print and bring with you, or to put on a memory stick.

    My hotel distributed the printed version free to all guests. It's a great supplement to your "traditional" guidebook.

    "In Your Pocket" guides started in Vilnius about 15 years ago, when visitor/tourist information was close to zero. At that time I was visiting Vilnius at least once a month, and they were great for providing ideas for restaurants etc. In fact, I'm a former advertiser in the Vilnius version.

    Great to see them expanding to other places (50 cities now).

    Website: http://www.zagreb.inyourpocket.com

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    Maps and more

    by yumyum Written Apr 20, 2007

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    Miscellaneous: The tourist office in Zagreb is very good with providing free maps etc. You cannot buy the inyourpocket guide at kiosks but you can ask for it at the tourist office. Make sure you ask for the brochure with the self-guided walks.

    The tourist office is located on Trg (Square) bana Jelacica.

    Phone: +385 1 48 98 555

    Website: http://www.zagreb-touristinfo.hr

    Inyourpocket guide Zagreb history and walks brochures free map with tram line map on back

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    Hotel Esplanade, The Regent now

    by croisbeauty Updated Jan 6, 2006

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    Luggage and bags: Hotel Esplanade in Mihanoviceva street is the most beautiful hotel of Zagreb, built in 1925. It is the Classic yesteryear type of hotel. It was completely renovated, few years ago, and joined to the Regent Hotel Group.
    The first picture, very dear to me, was made by clasiccal film camera, while the other picture with digital one.

    Esplanade - Regent Hotel Esplanade
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    The Vojkovic-Orsic-Rauch Mansion

    by croisbeauty Updated Jan 6, 2006

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    Luggage and bags: The most attractive building in the Upper Town, the Vojkovic-Orsic-Rauch Mansion in Antuna Gustava Matosa street, at the present time the Croatian History Museum.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Both, the Upper and the Down Town, looks very attractibe under the night illuminations, especially some palaces and galleries. Feel free to walk, even alone, throughout this areas because you'll be very safe here.

    Vojkovic-Orsic-Rauch Mansion
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    Fountain with the statue of Holy Mary

    by croisbeauty Updated Jan 6, 2006

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    Luggage and bags: Fountain with the Statue of Holy Mary stands opposite to the Cathedral. On this picture there are details from the lower part and the fountain.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: During the day it is one of the bussies square in the town, while during the night it is pieceful and very safe area.

    Fontana Bla��ene Marije
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    Weather changes easily

    by roza_hr Written Jul 26, 2004

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Depending on the season, be prepared for the weather.
    Winter is usually very cold, and the temperature often goes below zero. So be sure to pack warm clothes (jumpers, coats, ski jackets, scarf, cap, mittens etc) and shoes suitable for snow and rain. A raincoat or an umbrella is also recommended.

    Although in the last few years transitional periods like spring and autumn have practically vanished, be prepared for some heavy rain should you decide to visit us in April or October. The weather can be quite unpredictable in this period so you might expect low temperatures as well as high, and showers out of the blue. Keep that in mind while packing - bring some warm clothes but also light one.

    Summer heat usually starts at the beginning of June and goes on until beginning of September. In this period be prepared for very high temperatures (30-40 C) and bring summer clothes.
    Mosquito repellent is recommended, especially if the summer is hot and rainy (like this year).

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Zagreb is a continental city, but still has a beach of its own, though it's nothing comparable to the beautiful Adriatic coast. Still it is somewhat helpful to those who have to stay in the city during those hot months.
    You can pretend you're on vacation somewhere on the coast if you go to lake Jarun. It's even possible to swim, so take your swimsuit, towel and the rest of your beach gear with you.

    If Jarun is not exactly tempting, you can still check some of the swimming pools.

    yeah it happens!
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    HOT AND COOL

    by gkitzmil Updated Jun 19, 2004

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Be sure to pack for both cool and warm weather. I experienced a range in temperature from really cool to really hot in Zagreb.

    Miscellaneous: Month Avg. High Avg. Low Mean Avg. Precip.

    Jan 37°F 28°F 32°F 2.10 in.
    Feb 42°F 32°F 37°F 1.80 in.
    Mar 52°F 38°F 45°F 2.30 in.
    Apr 61°F 46°F 53°F 2.50 in.
    May 69°F 53°F 61°F 3.30 in.
    Jun 75°F 58°F 67°F 4.00 in.
    Jul 79°F 61°F 70°F 3.40 in.
    Aug 77°F 61°F 69°F 3.60 in.
    Sep 70°F 55°F 62°F 3.20 in.
    Oct 59°F 47°F 53°F 2.70 in.
    Nov 48°F 38°F 43°F 3.30 in.
    Dec 39°F 31°F 35°F 2.50 in.

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    Deck o Cards

    by biggeorge Written Apr 21, 2004

    Miscellaneous: Pack of cards , journeys to and from Dalmatia are a bit long and can be livened up by playing cards . Also confuses the crap out of the locals who may now think there's a card game called " you're a wanker "

    You're a wanker!

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    Photo gear

    by acemj Updated Mar 3, 2004

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Zagreb can be much colder than the towns along the coast so be prepared with appropriate clothing.

    Photo Equipment: Make sure you bring your photo gear so that you'll be able to capture all of Zagreb's stately buildings and interesting architectural details.

    me, taking snaps of the Croatian Nat'l Theater

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    Packing List

    by gorky9hr Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: You should certainly bring a bag, cause holding all the clothes and shoes in your arms all the time could be pretty inconvenient ;)
    Not to mention that you're probably gonna be considered a wacko :))

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: well...in WINTER bring warm clothes- winters here used to be very cold before, and every now and then God remembers us and freezes us to death. But not too often though. When I was in highschool, all we waited for was winter cause it meant that there may be a small chance of snow stopping the traffic and causing a total mess in town, heating and stuff- so sometimes they would let us stay out of school on these days.

    I don't know, but it seems we were more lucky then the kids these days. So much snow didn't fall in Zagreb for years... ;)

    SUMMER is, besides autumn, the most beautiful season to visit Zagreb. Summer is, i suppose, better for the guys- oh, so much to see lol :)
    SPRING can be windy sometimes, but usually warm, and summer...eh- today it was 31 C at 7p.m. Too hot to breathe...

    AUTUMN- gee, i have no idea. A regular autumn, i suppose. Lots of leaves and everybody's talking only about their summer vacation on the coast ;)

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Everything you could possibly need can be bought here- no worry:)

    And in case something happens to you- a TRAUMA HOSPITAL is located in DRASKOVICEVA street, 5 minutes walk from the main square(Josip Jelacich square). Since almost everybody speaks english here- you just need to say 'ouch' and 'trauma hospital' and if you'll look totally helpless maybe someone will even take you there him/herself! ;)
    And that could be a great opportunity to shoot some pictures for your Zagreb travelogue and name it *'MY DAY IN A HOSPITAL- BROKEN BONES I'VE SEEN IN ZAGREB'* ;))

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: I really don't know anybody who went camping to Zagreb...maybe some places/little towns around the city, or SLJEME- that's the name of the hill above Zagreb where you can have a good time if you like walking and walking and walking, and the top seems always as far away as it was ;) - but on Sljeme there are few MOTELS for MOUNTINEERS and they are not expencive, so i suppose a tent won't be needed. :)

    Miscellaneous: Just bring yourself, that should do :))))

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