miércoles, 12 de julio de 2017

Exploring Samobor



I was still owing you a travel post from my trip to Croatia. Yes, we are already in the middle of the year and I'm still sharing posts from March but anyway I think it's better to distribute the travel posts so that you don't get tired of me talking about Croatia ;)
Anyway, today I want to talk to you about a little fairy tale town located very near to Zagreb, which is called Samobor. I visited Samobor during my last week in Croatia and I'm so happy I did because I totally fell in love with it. The city is so charming that I can completely understand now why all the people in Zagreb were recommending me to go there.
But before we move on to describe the beauty of this city let's start with some facts: Samobor is very close to Croatia's capital city, Zagreb and it's very easy to visit it by just taking a bus and in one hour or less you are there. It is the typical weekend getaway of the people who live in Zagreb so if you go during the weekend you will probably find more people visiting the city. In addition, Samobor is known for having a very interesting Carnival celebration (which I wasn't able to see because I ended up going to Rijeka, but I would really like to check it some other time) and for having the best Kremšnita (a typical Croatian cake which is absolutely delicious).










I visited Samobor on a Monday and I got there around midday. I remember that I didn't even have a map when I jump out of the bus so I just walked with no clear direction looking for the city centre and, as it happened to me all the time during this trip, I was able to find it with no difficulties. That is one of the things I love the most about Croatian cities, it is always so easy to walk around them and find all the places without even knowing where you are exactly going. 
So, once I found the city centre I took some pictures, bought a sandwich and just ate it by the cute little river that crosses the city. I remember the day was glorious, the sun was shining, the temperature was just perfect, not too cold not too hot and it was amazing to be sitting there by the river looking at every single detail of the architecture, enjoying the sun and breathing the clean, pure air.








After that, I followed the river, because there was a path, very similar to those you can imagine on those fairy tale villages, that took me to the Stari Grad, which are some interesting ruins on top of the hill. I wanted to go up on the hill to take a closer look at them but I didn't have enough time so I went back to the riverside and just sat there for a few moments, hearing the sound of the water. I think it that was the most peaceful moment of the entire trip.






That's how the Stari Grad looks like :) 














It was already around 3 pm when I decided to go back to the main square to look for a place to enjoy the famous Kremšnita. I found it immediately but I can't remember the name of that coffee place. It was a nice terrace in the main square and I ordered a cup of coffee with milk and of course a piece of Kremšnita. This typical cake is basically a cream cake and it has a very soft sweet taste and texture. I tried some other Kremšnita in Zagreb and the difference I noticed with the one I ate in Samobor is that the Samobor one was softer. It melts inside your mouth and it is so delicious I would strongly recommend for you to try if you happen to visit Croatia and if you visit Samobor then that is a must!

Kremšnita with coffee at the square 














So true! :P

Once I finished my Kremšnita and my coffee it was time to go. I follow the cute little river in the opposite direction of the Stari Grad and I easily found the Bus Station, feeling a little bit sad of leaving Samobor but so happy that I was able to visit this beautiful city that looks like part of a dream or a fairy tale. I hope you like the pictures and please let me know if you would like to visit Samobor of if you already have visited it, I would like to know your impressions :)


36 comentarios:

  1. This looks like such a cute outing! I especially love that little coffee shop stop!

    xx Pia
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  2. This place is Amazing! Thanks for sharing! 👌👌👌

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  3. This looks like an incredible place and I would love to visit Croatia someday!

    District of Chic

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    1. Thank you so much E!! Croatia is such a beautiful place with many incredible towns to visit so I'm always happy when I'm able to show you a new place to add to the list ;)

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  4. OMG loving all the beautiful houses and architecture, and the cute little window boxes.

    xx Yasmin
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    1. Thank you so much Yasmin!! Yes, Samobor has some beautiful architecture!! :)

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  5. OMG loving all the beautiful houses and architecture!
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  6. Looks like a lovely place to visit!

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    1. Thank you Jeanne!! It really is a lovely place to visit :)

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  7. What a beautiful place! :) xx

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  8. Such a lovely post! Love this place:-)

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    1. Thank you Alyssa!! It's a great day trip recommendation if you visit Zagreb :)

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  10. What a pretty and quaint little town, I'm glad you posted it. It's really nice, I wish I can go there one day. You're a spectacular story teller, it's amusing!

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    1. Thank you so much Mercy!! That's so sweet of you!! I'm so glad you enjoyed reading this post!!! :)

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  11. These pictures are beautiful! <3 Such a lovely place to visit! Thanks for sharing this with us! Have a great day!! :D
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    Shivangi
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    1. Thank you Shivangi for your lovely comment! :)

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  12. such a beautiful place with many incredible towns to visit

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  13. Your pictures are amazing! Croatia is definitely on my must-visit list and that cake, reminds me of our custard slice here in New Zealand :-)

    ♥ Paula Shoe Fiend.
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    1. Thank you so much for your comment Paula!! So cool you have a cake similar to Kremsnita in New Zealand!! I bet is also delicious!!:)

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  14. Looks like a great place to visit! Nice photos!

    Tina
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  15. Ooh, I don't at all mind this travel diary from earlier in the year - it looks amazing there! I love that pink sign about cake haha, totally on the same wavelength ;)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

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    1. Thank you so much Gabrielle!!! The pink sign says nothing but the truth :P

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  16. I've never been to croatia but everybody says its stunning and from this picture I can totally see why.

    Nathalie
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    1. Thank you so much Nathalie!! Yes, Croatia is an incredible country!! :)

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