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I came back from a short trip to Zagreb a week ago and have been bearing this story (or rather a myriad of stories) with me. Stories about encounters, courage, inspiration, or in one word: about PEOPLE. Thousands of images cross my mind – images of smiles, conversations, interactions – they all make me wonder how and why on earth do we sometimes forget how human we are?!?

It will never cease to amaze me how easy and natural it can be for people to connect on a human level (across cultures, beyond languages, no matter the background). It can be so obvious and yet, in the course of our busyness there is a tendency to forget it.

We are (and always have been) social creatures. We all, regardless of our occupation and different social skills, feel the need to share, to listen and to be heard, to inspire and to get inspired. This is what my trip to Zagreb reminded me vividly of.

So, my Zagreb experience stood for serendipitous encounters with people – people who inspire and get inspired, who have the courage to follow their dreams and show their emotions, people who make others laugh and cry for joy.
Having said that, when was your last Zagreb-like experience?



About irinapashina

Marketing professional, blogger, group fitness instructor, reader, theater-goer


4 thoughts on “HUMAN STORIES

  1. I agree with all this Irina…. sums up exactly how I feel too… I just KNEW it would be a fulfilling visit and yet this exceeded my expectations… fantastically!

    Posted by hubgre | March 24, 2013, 4:11 pm
  2. Hi Irina, so glad it was fun and so inspiring! I think you are made for this kind of events 🙂
    Your blog post reminded me of my Zagreb experience – truly, in Zagreb 🙂 I was travelling with friends through Croatia and one girl – whom we did not know personally, but had common friends – offered to be our guide in Zagreb and surroundings, invited us to restaurants and to her home for a lovely meal, and we stayed friends since then. It´s already 10 years. Zagreb is a beautiful city anyway, but Iva made it even more beautiful for me!

    Posted by Olivia Falkenstein | March 27, 2013, 2:47 pm

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