Winter for me is all about the city break - aimlessly wandering around the busy streets wrapped up in your coat, scarf and boots, nipping in and out of coffee shops, bakeries and bars.
Zagreb became the capital of Croatia after the dissolution of Yugoslavia in 1991 and has since become a global and cosmopolitan city steeped in history and culture. Numerous museums and art galleries line the streets. Glamourous Croatian women strut down the pavements in their well-heeled boots with their oversized sunglasses and handbags. Market stalls overflowing with fresh local produce...yum!
You cant go wrong with a hot sausage!
Gloves by Karen Millen, scarf - McQueen, coat from Esprit, Sunglasses by Rayban
The cakes were insane - insanely cheap and insanely delicious. Totally spoilt for choice...
I opted for this chestnut beauty
and not one overweight Croatian in sight!!!
After some more walking it was time for a light refreshment.
The Croatians sure know how to make a cracking beer!
This bar was decked out like an old train carriage.
Necklace from Aldo, top - H&M, blazer from Whistles
Making the most of the free wifi.
... and copious amounts of Pelinkovac - a traditional Croatian bitter liqueur based on wormwood (tastes a bit like Jagermeister) my new favourite drink.
The final night we went to Black Rock, a steak restaurant where you are served a raw fillet steak on a sizzling hot slab so you can cook it as you like it - totally entertaining and not to mention delicious!!
It was my birthday whilst we was there, so to celebrate we went to a Bosnian restaurant for Cevapi, a sort of Bosnian kebab. The bread is soaked in meat juices and stuffed with meat, chips and salad - filth!!
... all washed down with a turkish coffee.
If you're looking for a very inexpensive getaway then Zagreb is the place to go. We're hoping to go back in the summer so expect a sequel