Rounding out our stay in Zagreb was a visit to the Croatian Ethnographic Museum. Founded in 1919, this 80,000 item museum (divided into three geographic zones; the Pannonean, the Diuaric, and the Adriatic) highlights the heritage of Croatia. Some of the museum's items were brought back by Croatian explorers from such areas as Japan, India, Australia, and the Congo. A significant collection of folk costumes is also contained in the museum.
Carl and Lorraine Aveni are two retirees planning on traveling through Europe for at least one year.