While in Turkey I happened to find a brochure about Croatia/Slovenia. The photos enthralled me. Back home, I investigated, finally booking a tour with SmarTours
First stop: Zagreb.
Zagreb has its share of beautiful medieval concrete and marble buildings, narrow winding roads, outdoor cafes, parks and markets. We immediately notice the large amount of graffiti on the buildings. The guide explains that the crime rate is so low they don't have police officers on duty during the night hours. Upon leaving the bars, the patrons have a bit of fun with spray paint. But since that is the biggest crime, the city is only too happy to simply remove the graffiti rather than put police on patrol.