Lunch in Zagreb center

Here are some recommendations from friends of good restaurants in the city center of Zagreb, Croatia:

  • Leonardo
    Skalinska 6 (small allay that connects Tkalča with the market) - Great Italian food, cheap, good waiters (5 euro for meal+drinks).

  • Nocturno (hostel)
    Close to Leonardo - Cheap, big meals, but too much waiting, loud and crowded.

  • Pivnica Mali Medo
    Tkalčićeva 36 - Quite cheap and good food (sausages, meats, pizza), beers from Pivnica Medvedgard

  • Boban
    Gajeva 9 - pasta, fish and meet, especially "biftek"

  • Caramba
    Savska cesta 30 - mexican, great food but with a very bad entrance.

  • Va piano (chain-restaurant)
    Radnička Cesta - salads, pasta and pizza, dishes are prepared in front of you! They make their own pasta.

  • MU
    Vukovarksa ulica 72 - steak house


Thanks to Marina from Zagreb and two other BEST friends for these tips! :)

Not enough for you? More recommendations can be found in Tripadvisor.com

Philosophy and Happiness


A recent study by Matthias Mehl, a psychologist at the University of Arizona, claims talking about deeper issues rather than small talk makes people happier.

It seems the happiest person in the study had twice as many substantive conversations, and only one-third of the amount of small talk as the unhappiest.

“By engaging in meaningful conversations, we manage to impose meaning on an otherwise pretty chaotic world,” Dr. Mehl said. “And interpersonally, as you find this meaning, you bond with your interactive partner, and we know that interpersonal connection and integration is a core fundamental foundation of happiness.”

So can people actually get happier by just talking more about meaningful things?

Living upside down?



How would you feel living upside down?

Life in the world's first upside down house has something from Alice in Wonderland! Everything inside the house is basically hanging overhead, including the dining table and the toilet.

The house is obviouly not made to be lived in, but is located in a local zoo in Gettorf, Germany.

Change of domain > harilaos.eu

Recently there was a change of domain name for this blog.

The new domain is "www.harilaos.eu", instead of the old "halara.eu". This is more coherent with the actual base domain of the blog "harilaos.blogspot.com" to which it redirects.

If you have links to my blog in your own websites, please update them amigos! :)


Thanks and expect a new post from me within the next weeks!