The Kindness of Strangers: Losing a Laptop in Zagreb, Croatia

Paul Bradbury

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May 16, 2023 – The kindness of strangers, a constant theme in Croatia.  Where else could you drop your laptop in the street and not realise until the next day and then be reunited with it?

Croatia is a very safe country, and female travellers in particular often comment on how much safer they feel walking around at night here than in cities in Western Europe.

It is also a country where I have heard countless stories over the years of tourists and expats leaving things such as their wallet in a cafe, only to return a couple of hours later and find it untouched, or behind the bar, waiting for their return.

I have my own experience, which I explain in this video – the day I somehow lost my laptop in Zagreb and didn’t notice until the following morning in Varazdin.

And then I got a message from a stranger on Facebook…


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