Croatia has been a popular holiday destination for a few hundred years, but it seems that the vast majority of people want to spend their vacation time and money on the coast and islands. As someone who has lived and spent plenty of time inland, I’ll tell you that the capital city, Zagreb, is an absolute delight, full of a continental charm and character completely unlike the coast.
If you’re planning a visit to Zagreb, check in with my friend Iva Trčić, whose exquisite 19th century flat on British Square is scheduled to wrap up renovations soon. She’s offering stays at the apartment in exchange for help with funding the remodel. Visit her project and show some support at IndieGoGo, and you’ll get to experience old world Austro-Hungarian charm in one of Zagreb’s prettiest squares. And check out the podcast below this recent video of the second phase of renovation.