Great surprise on my way to breakfast
at the Esplanade Zagreb: the huge terrace of the chic Oleander Terrace. Discrete mixture of tourists and businessmen. Some shrubs, umbrellas and a lot of space. I dreamed it for a long time! Nothing’s better for the mood: the sun, some fresh or dried fruits and especially a blue blue sky, yes! 8 a.m. and already this incredible brightness: meaning galvanized me!
After an endless bad winter and the worst spring, I have an overwhelming need to see the sun, be in the sun (in the shade, LOL!) and “Get Lucky” (Daft punk!) The night before, I didn’t pay attention to the exterior architecture of the hotel and its surroundings. Impressive facade (pictures 4 & 5), the charm of the roaring twenties, revised and corrected (the hotel was renovated in 2004).
Le Bistro Esplanade
Art deco decoration in The Bistro Esplanade, where I dined late last night (pictures 6,7,8, 9 & 10). The service is attentive and the food, light and really tasty, blending French and Croatian flavors. I also appreciated the fact that I could isolate myself quietly. After more than 24 hours without sleep, I was happy not to have to cross the town for dinner (my Tokyo syndrome!).
Soon, I have an appointment with Dora, my insder guide for a tour of a few hours in the old town. This is a great option if you have very little time and a natural predisposition to get lost! Really! And I’m not the type to be satisfied with the classic tourist circuit. I’m more interested in taking the pulse of the city (suspens!). Needless to say I enjoy every minute on the terrace, where I could spend hours and hours to plan my day (LOL!). Lazy girl!
Photos : Mademoiselle Le K – copyright 2013, tous droits réservés.
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