the old Zagreb, at the end of 19th century, in the "fine"
circles was usual to talk German. Agram is German for Zagreb (like
Italian: Zagabria) and people born before 1920 still use that term.
Gelipter is German phrase that come from verb liebe - love, man who
loves - but really, the man who hang around.
Well, where you could find that dinosaurs? In the 1980-tees they hang
around Marshal Tito square - before known as Kaiser Frantz Joseph Platz
- but lately they moved. Let us see where.
river of Sava is known as the geographic border between Balkan and
Mittleeurope (Central Europe), and If you cross the river - what old
fashioned gelipter never does - you could end up in Dugave (with
graffiti Dugave - Republic) or even in real suburb area.
The end of the world is somewhere near railroad station - Central
railroad station. Here you could find nice Hotel "Esplanade"
- very expensive, or the shelter "Kap Dobrote" - nice place if
you are skid row looking for place to stay.
From that point, you will see King Tomislav Square - nice park. I will
not recommended you to walk there after 2 AM (do it if you like to meet
under age drunk delinquents, or people who were rejected from "Kap
But in the day walk, it is our start point. After about 200 meter (yards)
you will see old trees - you are near the Supreme Court and just across
American Embassy. Finally, you see The Street of Nikola Tesla and you
invent lot of things!
First, the area is full of Cafés, Restaurants, and Cyber Cafés.
Cafés in Zagreb
Cyber Café is first you see. New one, opened in Charlie Café (well
known because Gelipters aged 40-50 years are hanging in) and the place
where man called Stipe
usually had drink. He change his habit, because years ago, he eat in
near buy Vinodol Restaurant. Than he become the last president of former
Yugoslavia (Read his book: How we end up Yugoslavia) He is rarely in
Charlie now, because he is elected in 2000 and become the second president
of Republic of Croatia (we are waiting for his new book).
Cyber Café is Sublink,
the oldest and the best (IMHO). Nice chick in mini skirt will teach you
5-10 minutes how to use internet, you could use web camera and drink
chilled cola drink there. You could find lot of foreigners there - they
are reading H2G2, I suppose.
we should move. Next corner, 100 meters (yards) - on the right - just
near by French culture center is KIC (Culture information center) where
is new (nice) Iskon
you could turn on left - in the street of poet Petar Preradovic and look
for another excitement. And there they are:
Mama - George
Soros Open society Cyber Café. Well, If you are surfer - it is the chip
choice. But occasionally, they have "culture events" - like
educational evenings where old English queen talk about communism or
cyber - communism in Western Europe, or you could read some exotic
literature (like Wired).
you do not surf enough for now - just next step is Art
Net Café. In that underground place, you could find some
ancient Linux machine (with
Netscape 3.0!) and, how could I said that, well, different atmosphere -
no help or people who know anything about the net.
you could end up near Trauma clinic - and when recovered, visit Aquarius.net
Cyber Café which is nice.
Of course, around the city there are other places called "computer
gamer corners" where you could spend your time on Nintendo console,
Sony Play Station or similar. Sometimes they have "internet
connection" but just on one or two computers, and teenager running
the place usually do not know the access code…