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- May 7, 2005
Late 20002: My wife said "Be careful, it's a war zone", but the war with Serbia had ended a few years before. I was warned not to wander in remote fields (mines). When the plane was landing I saw tanks lining the perimiter of the airport.
Entering Zagreb I noticed buildings that looked like "the projects" over here. I believe that is Soviet era construction. Downtown Zagreb is one of the most beautiful cities I have ever seen.
The people were incredibly nice, and incredibly beautiful (good genes all around).
I only learned a few words of the language. Ciao (goodbye, based on Italy, just across the water) and da (yes: Russia is next door as well). The most important word: Pivo. BEER.
I love Eastern Europe because it is relatively unspoiled by McD's, etc. For a little while longer.
-- (May 7, 2005)