Taking Things EZ (Easy) In ZG (Zagreb)

I decided to extend my Zagreb trip a few more weeks.

I'm not in a rush to go anywhere and one of my main reasons for coming to Croatia was to pass the time until my Schengen Zone visa resets.

The Schengen Zone — the bane of every non-EU traveler who wants to spend more than 90 days in Europe.

The Schengen Zone — the bane of every non-EU traveler who wants to spend more than 90 days in Europe.

That's not to say I'm not appreciating Croatia. 

I am.

Very much so and likely more than most people around me!

What's interesting (or disappointing?!) is a majority of locals I meet in Zagreb dislike their city.

This isn't a new phenomenon.

Generally wherever I go people are unhappy with their hometown.

Is it a disease?

Is wanderlust a real thing?

Is the cure traveling?

Having experienced both worlds — being anchored to a city and flying one-way flights to any destination of my choice — I have to say the answer is simple and rooted in basic psychology.

People want what they don't have!

After traveling for 8 months straight, lately I've been wanting to settle down a bit...

get an apartment near a city center...

and live life like a local.

Which is exactly what I'm doing.

There's nothing breathtaking about what I've been doing lately.

But for me, that doesn't matter.

I find myself just as happy when cooking a new meal as jumping off a bridge.

Life is Zagreb is good.

And life, in general, is great.

Next stop: Belgrade, Serbia.

Stay tuned.