Split for Zagreb in the late afternoon. The drive was a fairly easy one as highways of Croatia are new and very well kept up.
Zagreb was unlike any city we saw in Istria, Rijeka, or Split. It was filled with tall buildings and contemporary designs.
Doubletree by Hilton Zagreb. It was a beautiful hotel and had a comfortable lobby. It was evening and we had an early flight in the morning so the only thing we had planned was dinner and then an early bedtime.
We checked out the restaurant, but didn’t really want a meal. We were both craving pizza and were curious to see if it was as good as it had been in Istria.
We picked up a pie and took it back to the room. It had been a once in a lifetime experience in Croatia, especially the first week with the Share Istria group.
In the morning, Lynn and I headed to the airport and said our goodbyes. She was going straight from Zagreb to New York and I was flying to Chicago, and then to home.
I was able to get an upgrade on AirFrance. It was only economy plus, but it was quite nice in the upper level of the plane in a bulkhead. The service and food was wonderful. I got some sleep and did some work. It was time to get back to life.
my Share Istria group could not compare to anything else. I am grateful to all.
In the end, I did win as the social influencer in my group that week, but I did not win the Grand Prize (10,000 Euros).
It was even more special to share it with my friend Lynn, who I have known for 25 years.