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From GRAZ to ZAGREB and HOUSE of HOPE…DAY 34


Back to the stories about our adventure from the beginning of this year.

Link to TIMELINE of our 62 days long journey 🙂

03.02.2013. GRAZ – MARIBOR – ZAGREB : DAY 34

Our short stay in Graz was lovely in a great company of our host.

Digital StillCameraAfter a quick breakfast she walked with us to the bus station where we  took a bus to the hitchhiking spot. We took a goodbye photo before leaving 🙂

Digital StillCameraOn the way to the bus I have seen a Bosnian food place with the name of my birth city 🙂 Sarajevo was still a place to visit on our route and this reminded me how excited I am about it. I haven’t seen it for 9 years and I was looking forward to meet some family and friends.

Digital StillCameraHitchhiking spot was bad or we were just unlucky, so after more then two hours, I decided to go back to main train station center and hope on S-Bahn that would take me nearby Slovenian border where hopefully we will have more luck getting a ride.

Digital StillCameraWhile we were waiting Evelyn got a nice treat and she fully enjoyed it

Digital StillCameraWhen we got there, there wasn’t much traffic so we went on a another train for a short ride to Maribor. I had to ask a conducter to let us travel for free as I didn’t had enough money for ticket and I had to save some for food too.

Digital StillCameraShe wasn’t too happy, but she let us go to Maribor.

At this stage I was already getting very stressed about not making it on time to Zagreb and I am sure that this unnecessary stress affected our luck with hitching a ride that day.

This whole trip couldn’t be really planned in any details as I only had a route in mind but without any arragments in advance of how we will travel and where we will stay. And it was working great for us as I wasn’t stressing at all about when I will arrive to the next city, up until this day when I put a pressure on myself trying to get asap to Zagreb.

At the end I relaxed after exchanging few messages with my friend Danijel who was waiting for me.

Digital StillCamera Digital StillCameraAnother try to hitchike was not successful so eventuallyI got a ticket for a local train to Zidani most, where we got Intercity train to Zagreb. Another talk to the conducter and a little longer chat with Slovenian border police who were not happy that I stayed few days longer in EU over the limit of 3 months for tourists. But at then end they decided not to fine me. I didn’t even realized I broke some rule until they mentioned it.

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So finally after all day on the road we were in Zagreb and I was very happy to meet my dear friend Danijel at his workplace in “Dom nade” ( House of Hope) where I shared stories from the trip so far and got all the news about the project of DAILY CARE CENTER for homeless in Zagreb.

More about that project you can read on a blog of our non-profit association.

Please  have a look at the link  DOM NADE

Fountain in Zagreb ; Water crystals


Evelyn and I pass by this fountain almost every day.

Today is another beautiful sunny day here and we will need some water refreshment. Although I wouldn’t try drinking this one, Evelyn doesn’t care…

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I wonder how would this water look under the microscope when frozen; few years ago I read the book from scientist Masaru Emoto, who is photographing water crystals and his work is worth checking out.

Here is a link to the website with more info 

and a photo of one of the beautiful water crystals made by “love and gratitude” message 🙂

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as this fountain is beside Croatian national bank I seriously doubt it would produce a nice crystals…

 

 

Stop at this table :D


A friend’s design in his house near Zagreb 🙂

Do you like it?
Part of our future web shop offer… unique design 🙂

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Look at the sky :)


Take a moment to have a look at the sky 🙂

Sky above Zagreb at sunset; photo by Rogi

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My dear Evelyn so relaxed <3


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Another busy day in Zagreb and as I take a break to walk Evelyn to her favorite park, we met a nice couple and they invited us to join them. While we were chatting Evelyn relaxed fully in a shade 🙂

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Levitation in Zagreb with Evelyn :D


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Happy in Zagreb :D


Evelyn had a successful operation in Split on Monday.

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She broke her leg on Saturday in island of Brac and thankfully she will be fine after some recovery time.

 

IMGP2527We are in Zagreb to see dear friends and do work as I am preparing to present our recent campaign in Zagreb on 23.4.

For those of you that didnt follow this blog before, we went for a big trip at the start of the year to research situation about homeless in Europe.

Here you can check the timeline of that trip and links to stories that I had time to write about.

Greets to all followers from Evelyn and Muppet 🙂

 

DAY 32:in WIEN with Ash and two new friends from Poland… visiting AUGUSTIN;street magasine


01.02.2013. VIENNA

Sorry for lack of photos from this day as I have forgot camera at my host place 😛

A day started with a surprise 🙂 but we got used to them on our journey…

Previous night I came home on my own as my host left me keys and he stayed out.

So I am fast asleep when the bell rings and I get up thinking its my host. So I press the button to open the door donwstairs and I leave the flat door opened too as I go for my morning pee.And then a couple walks in as I am coming out of toilet and they greeted me as I am the host. They were from Poland and also couchsurfers 😛

So after some explanation and laughs we spend morning together and then Ash,the real host, arrived.

article_1968_augustin-liebhaber_innen-_160It was our second day in Vienna and time to visit the organization that is publishing a street magazine and also running a radio and TV shows related to the problem of homelessness in Vienna.

article_2196_aug_340_cover_180The organization and the street magazine is called AUGUSTIN and in the afternoon we went to see them hoping that someone will be available for a talk.

When I arrived to reception they told me that someone might have 15 minutes for me as they were very busy preparing the new edition of their papers.
It was cool to see that they publish two issues per month.

I was welcomed by very nice gentleman and at the end we talked for an hour as he shared a lot about their work and I shared some of my ideas and stories about other organizations I met during this trip.

AUGUSTIN is an organization that has started publishing in 1995. With such a long existence they have gained a lot of local support. As their magazine sales have gone down during last year they have asked a local community for direct monthly support to their organization and the RESPONSE was amazing. They have asked for 333 contributors to make a monthly commitment to support their work. And in two weeks they received more then 600 offers. So now they have a waiting list for people who would like to contribute in the future.

They were pleasantly SURPRISED with this response and it was a good indicator how much their work is VALUED in Vienna.

I have to mention that besides the magazine they also produce a radio show and a TV show. In both media they are focusing on social problems, mainly homelessness.

He was very kind to offer me copies of their older magazines and I took 3 copies including their FIRST issue 🙂

It was a pleasure visiting them and I hope in the future we will have opportunity to do some projects together.

Digital StillCameraThe day has finished with a very enjoyable few drinks with our new Polish friends and our mutual host Ash. Evelyn and her new friend got a lot of attention in a bar we went too 🙂

IMGP1465Just to remind you that I am VOLUNTEER in a small organization from Zagreb that is called DOM NADE or HOUSE of HOPE and we have just started OUR BLOG yesterday.

We will try to share all the work we do and connect to as many people around the world who are passionate about SOCIAL PROJECTS.

Stjepan Radic monument; Zagreb


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Stjepan Radic was a Croatian politican.

He was famous for fighting for Croatian independence after First world war. He was against big interests so for this he was imprisoned several times and eventually assasinated in a parliament of Kingdom of Serbs,Croats and Slovenes.

He was a real fighter and one of the rare politician in Croatia I respect.

His statue in Zagreb is near the main square and he is rarely remembered by people today. Also the party that is supposed to follow his tradition is like the rest on he Croatian political scene; bad and uninspiring.

His fight was supported by many people at the time and the rallies would be attented by more then 100000 people which parties in Croatia can only dream of today.

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