The bites, nights, rides, hikes, swims, and views that stayed with us long after our tans faded.
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I’m never sure what I’m supposed to be doing while traveling. Seeing…things, I guess? Which is why I love foreign farmers' markets. You never really know a place, I like to say, until you’ve accidentally bought a fruit that you thought was a different fruit! (Speaking of language: Farmers' markets are the one place where language-learning apps are actually useful—you really do just need some remedial food vocabulary and the numbers one through ten!)
And so yes, I did pick my lodging in Zagreb based entirely on its proximity to Dolac Market, an enormous (historic, famous) farmers' market right off the city’s central Ban Jelačić Square. This is not the kind of farmers' market where you go to spend one million dollars on heirloom, artisanal, sage-infused, gluten-free sourdough or whatever. It is a market where farmers sell produce. (Also, honey, dried fruit, nuts, dairy. Also, fish, meat, eggs, flowers.) It’s open every day and perpetually bustling, and you can pretend, as you wander the endless red umbrella-ed stalls, comparison-shopping local cheeses, that this is your actual life. Go in August. Buy the peaches. –Rachel Sugar, freelance writer
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