"I was unnerved by Zagreb" Zagreb by craic
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Yeah - sure - I had been traveling around a lot and was tired out. But my kind hosts - most hospitable and friendly people! - asked me what I thought about Zagreb. (After I had expressed some trenchant opinons about a few other places.)
And all I could say was - "It is very like Australia."
I mean - I wasn't there for very long at all, and I was completely tired out - but the superficial differences were very slight.
The people seemed to move at the same rhythm and be dressed pretty much the same. The shops seemed to be the same.
It was as if I recognised it.
By Australia - I think I may mean Melbourne.
I can only think that there were many emigrants from this part of the world who came to Australia and shaped it.
I could only see small differences. For instance this arrangement of seats in a cafe - as if the customers are audience for the big raw play of street life. That caught my attention. I hadn't seen that before.
A vox pop in the street. Seen it all before. It felt odd to me that I couldn't understand the language.
And here I am in Zagreb. Just bought some delicious strawberries in the market and putting them on my head.
It is strange to be so unnerved by such a peaceful and prosperous place.
Perhaps I was just expecting it to be more different.
I think it must be different in a way that eluded me. I was only there for 2 days and a bit.
- Pros:Very good hosts, very kind people.
- Cons:Shouldn't it be more different?
- In a nutshell:Better get back and have another look.
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