My initial image of Esplanade in Zagreb would rival the Ritz in London, a little outdated yet sharing the same kind of reputation, one where generations of regular guests returned to and others dreamed of visiting. I couldn’t be more wrong…
“Welcome to a Cool, Luxurious Hotel.” Ivica Max Krizmanic
Of all the places I stayed during my recent travels through Croatia, Turist Grabovac by Plitvice Lakes was by far my favourite. It was something that was rather amusing to my family as they consider me a “fussy luxe” type of traveller where they couldn’t imagine me anywhere near anything that didn’t resemble a hotel.
Zagreb’s first bed and breakfast, Studio Kairos, is named after the Greek God of fortunate moments. Being the spiritually superstitious person that I naturally am and continually taking unprecedented risks in my own life, I am all for anything that could bring in a little luck and good karma.
Part of the allure that brings people to Barcelona apart from the food and football is the city’s rich history and culture. It comes to no surprise that Antoni Gaudi is one of the most celebrated architects the world has ever known and his refined, unique architectural style can be witnessed all over the city of Barcelona.
It’s becoming a personal yearly tradition for me to visit my favourite city in Europe, Barcelona. As you may or may not have figured, Barcelona holds a special key to my heart. Each time I visit the city, I discover a new street to strut down, another Gaudi masterpiece to immerse myself in and take a million photos of and another reason to move myself over to the beautiful city.