Zagreb Bike Tour

It's interesting to me how different Zagreb feels from Split. They are the two largest cities in Croatia and they couldn't feel more different. Split feels very much a Mediterranean city like Athens or Tel Aviv, but Zagreb feels like Austria. Indeed, Zagreb was an important city in the empire of Austria-Hungary. The yellow and black buildings built in the typical Habsburg style give that away...

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Our Last Night in Sarajevo

Despite all the scars from wars, Sarajevo still feels very much like a typical European city. As we walked around the city tonight, I found myself thinking about how important Sarajevo has been in the history of Europe and the world. It was the first city in Europe to have electricity, tramways, and other technologies. It's where the "Great War" (World War I) started...

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Rakitnica Canyon

Our guide told us the Neretva River is the coldest river in the world. As it turns out, he was right. And the Rakitnica River is even colder. The water was around 38 degrees Fahrenheit. At 800 meters deep in some places, it is one of the deepest canyons in Europe. The water is very pure and they say you can drink it...

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Mostar and Sarajevo

We spent about half the day driving from Split, Croatia to Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. We made a point to stop along the way at Mostar and see the old bridge. The bridge and the river were really beautiful. From Mostar and drove a couple hours to Sarajevo. It's amazing and terrible to think about a beautiful city hosting the Winter Olympics in 1984 and then being shelled almost daily just a few years later...

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Split, Croatia

Split was pretty interesting. To me it felt and looked a bit like a mix between Athens and Tel Aviv, just much smaller. We went to the old town and bought some tickets to tour everything in the Diocletian's Palace. Later in the day we rented scooters and cruised down to a nice beach where we once again swam in the Adriatic Sea...

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