After many train rides and a number of short, one night stays in cities, we arrived in Zagreb, Croatia where we would stay for 3 days. We were all quite tired from the amount of fast paced travelling we had been doing and so took some advice from our appropriately named hostel (“Chill Out Hostel Zagreb”), and used these days to chill out and get some energy back. We did get to see some of the city and it was beautiful. Plenty of old cobbled streets, beautiful architecture and amazing food. Dublin is an expensive city to live in, so when we arrived in Zagreb and discovered how much cheaper it is than back home, we were delighted! We even strayed from our usual tactic of walking everywhere and splashed out on some taxis. Mental.
Even though we were getting as much rest as we could, it had felt too long since we had done any training and we were going a bit crazy. We grabbed a taxi out to Black Dragon Academy Zagreb. It was open mat for the guys and so we spent the hour after warm ups rolling with high level guys and girls and learning loads in the meantime. As always, everyone was super nice and welcoming. If you’re in Zagreb, be sure to go train with these guys!