Yes. I’m in Croatia. Let’s start with the first question on everyone’s mind. Why am I in Croatia? Let’s just say that I am too nice and I got tricked. As I have told many of my friends and family already (and sorry but I must repeat for those who have not been privy to my whining), I was planning on taking a short break to someplace close to London and inexpensive with a few people in my neighborhood. The initial talks were about Scotland. Then it ended up being Copenhagen and perhaps a few other places in between. I confirmed for Copenhagen and a few hours later got an e-mail saying we were confirmed for Croatia. I didn’t even know where Croatia was and I still am a bit dodgy on the geography. I do know it borders Slovenia. Thanks to Wikipedia and a girl who almost couldn’t board the plane with her European ID card, Croatia is NOT officially part of the EU. I tried to look up some travel warnings and the only warning I came across was a suggestion to stay away from Gentleman’s clubs.

So what can I say about my first day? Well I’ve been in Croatia for 12 hours and all I have done is eat at a Mexican restaurant and go salsa dancing. While walking around trying to find our reserved hotel and then another hotel once the reservation was “not found”, I got to see some museums and sites that I want to visit in the following days.

I can say, if not for Salsa dancing (which I enjoyed for the first 2 out of 4 hours I was there) I would have thought that there were no people of color in Zagreb.

Everyone is absolutely trying to rip us off AND they have – from the Taxi driver to the bar tender.

In closing, this first day has taught me a few things about myself: I need to work on saying no and be more decisive. I have also decided to embrace who I am: a planner and I will consider day 1 in Croatia a sunk cost. I will not whine about it anymore and just quickly plan the best that I can to make the next two days as awesome as possible!

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I enjoy writing for fun, reading, traveling, and meeting new people. I'm a mother, sister, auntie, and friend. I write what comes to my mind - its unpretentious, honest, and straight from my heart!

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  1. Hello all,You have created a very good site. It is one of the best areas for sailing in the Mediterranean. They will take you on an exciting tour of cities,villages, lakes. Croatia's stunningly beautiful islands tend to get overrun in peak season to enjoy warm waters, ancient towns and fantastic food. Thanks a lot…

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