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Croatia – The Mediterranean as it once was

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Croatia extends from the furthest eastern edges of the Alps in the north-west to the Pannonian lowlands and the banks of the Danube in the east; its central region is covered by the Dinara mountain range, and its southern parts extend to the coast of the Adriatic Sea. Croatia borders Slovenia and Hungary to the north, Serbia to the northeast, Bosnia and Herzegovina to the east, and Montenegro to the southeast. Its southern and western flanks border the Adriatic Sea.

This was my first visit to the country. Croatia is not yet a member of the European Union, as such maintains an exclusive border with its neighbour Slovenia which I travelled via train to. Let’s leave that for the next post.

I only had little time to wonder around the capital city, Zagreb to catch the sights. As it was late winter, the weather was truly unforgiving with bouts of sudden blizzards and intermittent sunshine in between.

Zagreb does not have an underground train system and as such, the tram remains the main mode of public transportation. I stayed at the Westin Zagreb, located in the heart of the city with easy connections via tramway to most of the city.

The hotel itself has seen better days but I must say that it has been very well maintained. I got upgraded to their “Westin Guest Office” upon check-in, which was essentially a junior suite. Here are a few pictures of the room.


A view of the living area with a peek at the bedroom, separated by sliding doors.


There was complimentary high-speed internet access throughout the hotel – the presence of a proper working desk and working chair really helped as I was on a 2.5 week working trip.


The bed, as with all other Westins that I have stayed in, featured the Heavenly Bed with a firm pocket spring mattress with a plush top. That’s my suitcase at the foot of the bed. I have since purchased a similar mattress for my own bed at home. 🙂


The bathroom had a huge standing shower featuring the Heavenly Shower, with amenities. The whole bathroom was clad in Italian marble, with heated floors and mirror.

More on Zagreb next…

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Written by Leo

26 May 2009 at 10:22

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