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Alright, a couple questions since you guys were so helpful earlier.… 
2nd-Feb-2005 06:33 pm
dead zone johnny & sarah
Alright, a couple questions since you guys were so helpful earlier. Thanks so much for all the information and advice in response to my other post. I have 10 days for my break while I am here in Italy.

#1. I am thinking at the moment of flying into Zagreb for a couple days and then taking a train or bus out to the coast for the rest of the week and then taking a ferry back from Split to Ancona, Italy. Would it be wiser/ cheaper for me to just go either to Zagreb and inland Croatia or the coast of Croatia or is doing both feasible?

#2. Does anyone know anywhere that has cheap flights into Zagreb from Italy (Rome, Pisa, Bologna, all those airports I can leave from)? All the flights I've found are about $200 and that's a little more expensive than I'd like them to be. If they are all that expensive then I'll probably just go to the coast and take the ferry because it is so much cheaper (more like 68 Euro round trip from all the ones I've found).

#3. I have not been able to find anyone to go with me yet and I'm wondering if it is a really bad idea to travel by myself since I am a female? I know it's kind of wierd with the way guys here in Italy are and I was wondering how it was in Croatia. Obviously I'd hate to not go just because no one else wanted to go with me, but if I am possibly putting my self at risk then I should probably just go with other people somewhere else. Obviously I know there are risks everywhere and I know how to take care of myself, but since I will not know what the bad parts of town are I don't want to endanger myself in those ways, you know? I'm going to try to find atleast one other person but I feel like I need to plan for the possiblity of going alone. Also are there lots of museums and things I can do by myself in Split, Zagreb, and any other coastal cities (I have a book which lists stuff to do but if you guys know anything else that would be great). I'm thinking if I do have to go alone I might try to find if I can go with some travel group on a guided trip like my grandmother used to do. Does that make sense? And does anyone know if there are such things? I'm sure there must be.

I think I had more questions, but this is good enough for now. Thanks so much! I know some of the questions are a bit similar to the ones I asked earlier, so don't feel the need to retype everything. I just have a more clear idea of what I want to do now.
3rd-Feb-2005 07:01 am (UTC)
I didn't travel by myself while I was there(I was a female 20 year old) but my friend and I weren't attached at the hip and I think I'd feel comfortable going alone now. I thought that the bus ride from Sarajevo to Dubrovnik was among the most beautiful scenery I've seen in the world (and I've seen a lot of pretty), and the buses can be a neat way to talk to local people and get ideas of what to see. I don't know anything about Zagreb particularly or inland Croatia at all. Sorry, and good luck.
3rd-Feb-2005 10:39 am (UTC)
i agree with the above poster. i was in dubrovnik by myself this summer and had a great time. i never felt uncomfortable being alone. everyone was very nice and helpful. i flew from dubrovnik to rome and it was aroudn $200. i don't think you'll be able to find anything cheaper. if you have time, definitley take the ferry and bus route. it's so beautiful and a great way to really see the country. enjoy!
17th-Feb-2005 03:09 am (UTC)
I traveled around Croatia by myself (I'm a female in my early twenties) and felt quite safe. And if you do get into a situation where you do not feel comfortable, people will most likely help you out if you let them know someone's bothering you. I'm not sure how much of museums are open in the winter, but Zagreb does have a lot of them (they're closed Monday, so beware) and the Upper Town is good for at least a day of wandering around. Split is more modern, but has a nice old town as well. Be aware that the coast has barely any tourists off-season and a lot of things are closed, so check before leaving. Thus, inland Croatia would be probably more feasible in off season, but I am not sure. For flights, check the Croatia Airways link in the community info - see if they are offering anything - they most likely have an Italian office. That's all I could think of for now.
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