Hello again, everyone! 😀
It’s Wednesday again, and it means that my very own favorite feature on this blog is back! And yes, What You Could Get In The City For $10 is here again, and this time I’m getting a little way too excited. Why?
Because this time, I will cover one of the cities that is totally on the top of my bucket list: Zagreb in Croatia!
In case you wonder why, I’ve been obsessed with Balkan area ever since I was around 11. The main reason why is that because I’ve been supporting their national football team ever since France 1998. #BudiPonosan #AjmoHrvatska
This passion over Croatian football led me to pick the major I took in the university: International Relations. And not just that, because in the last semester of the university, I chose a topic related to Croatia for my thesis: The Cultural Diplomacy of Serbia and Croatia in the Post-Yugoslav Era (2006-2011).
Ever since I was 11, I always want to go to Croatia and have a Balkan trip
because I’ve been dreaming of a Balkan beau although I used to date a Bosniak and it didn’t work as I expected. So when Angelynn from Travelholicmusings told me she wanted to cover Zagreb, I found myself a little way too excited! 😀
Needless to say, I owe so much to Croatia for some of the paths I’ve taken in my life that it’s always been the top of my bucket list. The only problem is that with them joining EU, it’s so hard for me to obtain the visa as what’s on my bank account is not sufficient to even just apply for the Schengen. 😛
One Word: Booze!
The Balkans has always been hailed as the ‘cheap’ part of Europe. Although it’s still cheap, Zagreb is one of the most expensive cities in the Balkans.
I do eat out in Zagreb, which I don’t do often, it’s always less than $10. I’ve had a bowl of mediocre Ramen noodles for $8. There are also a lot of kebab shops and fast food joints ranging from $2 to $10 for a full meal. One of my favorite ice-cream joints in Zagreb on Ulic Tomiveca sells a scoop for $1.50.
A traditional meal of Cevapi, which are meat sausages in buns, costs around $5, %10 if you want fries. The portion size here is big; I often split my meals so I don’t have to fork out extra cash for dinner. #lifehack
I always get my booze from supermarkets. You can get a 2-litre bottle of beer for as low as $1.80 in Konzum, the local chain supermarket.
I’ve also got a bottle of wine for $3! That said, let’s be honest here—it isn’t incredibly expensive to go to a bar either. Most bars start selling beers for $2 per bottle. That’s a small price to pay to enjoy a great atmosphere and to meet amazing people!
Contributor: Angelynn from Travelholicmusings
She loves to people watch. She could just sit on a bench by the park for hours making up stories for people she watches. It’s a journey where she learns to be what she could be. Where she had to admit herself the things she wouldn’t have normally said about herself. Where she learns things about herself that might resonate with you.