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Tag: europe 2009

Discovering Zagreb – Europe Part 7

Ok let’s be honest … How many people do you know have been to Croatia while visiting Europe? LIA : I will tell you the truth, I never thought to visit Croatia if it wasn’t for my friend Luciane.  She is my Brazilian friend, who acted like a bridge for us to visit Zagreb. During the summer of 2009 we got our luggage ready for Europe and Zagreb was officially on the itinerary.  We would visit for 4 days ! What a surprise! Zagreb is a really cozy city with lots of history.  It’s a cute Old city that is now clean and renovated since their last war. When we went, we noticed some graffiti in some areas that hadn’t been cleaned

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Discovering Lyon – Part 5 : French surroundings

Discovering Lyon - Part 5 : arriving in Lyon and how we still wanted more to see.  We wanted to see everything and take it all in. When I (Serge) received the invitation from Lia to visit Europe, I took some time to think about it.  Actually Lia thought I didn't want to travel with her, because I took so long to answer.  Actually, I took two weeks before giving her an answer.  In hindsight, I'm not sure why I took so long to answer. I had only dreamt of going to Europe until this point.  Would it disappoint ?  The main reason pushing me to go, was my friend (Renaud) living in France.  Something didn't feel right about visiting Europe and

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Discovering Europe – part 3 : Driving West

Part 3 : travelling to Ljubljana, Slovania (pronounced Lubeyana), renting a car driving across Europe If you can imagine all the car rental companies being sold out in Zagreb, well that's exactly what happened.  We ended up in random places, one in particular looked like someone's backyard renting out cars.  I was open for the adventure, but we kept searching.  We found out our only option was to take a train to the closest major city and rent a car from there.  This place is called Ljubljana in Slovania and it was quite a nice view.  We had glimpses of mountains and lakes but it was only 2 hours long. I (Serge) recall seeing the map online and the car

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