I headed north toward Zagreb, where I was flying out the following afternoon. I had already visited Zagreb in 2009 and didn’t feel a need for a return visit. The little town of Samobor nearby was an easy, low stress choice alternative. I’d heard Samobor was a nice town – why not?
There are only two hotels in Samobor proper. I pulled up to the cheaper one, the Hotel Lavica, which wasn’t busy, and got a cheap room.
I decided to shoot for one more Italian dinner and found an Italian restaurant called Pizzeria Napoli about a ten minute walk from the hotel. It gave me a chance to walk through town.
The meal was OK – probably better than another take-away pizza. On the walk back stopped at cafe that specializes in kremsnita, a kind of custard cake Samobor is known for (similar to what you find in Bled, Slovenia ), and took a piece back to the hotel for dessert.
I didn’t hang around Samobor long to see much more than the tiny town center where I was staying. I understand locals enjoy hiking in the area, but I of course didn’t do any of that. It seems like a cute little town – much less busy than Zagreb for sure.
With a few hours to kill the final day before my flight out of Zagreb, I attempted to find a well-known cemetery in Zagreb and wander around for a few minutes, but the neighborhood was too busy and I couldn’t even find a parking place, so I gave up and headed toward the airport.
I had to return my rental car to Oryx at the Zagreb airport. Because of my little incident in Dubrovnik that caused me to switch cars, I needed a little extra time at the airport to sign for damages (and later submit a claim to my American Express Premium Rental Car Insurance – as of this writing, they are still trying to resolve my laim, months later). The line at the Oryx desk inside Zagreb airport was 45 minutes long!!! Thank goodness I arrived early. None of the other rental car companies seemed to have anyone waiting.
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