My brother seemed a bit relaxed after returning to Zagreb from Paris. Zagreb is smaller city compared to Paris, but clean and safe, so Zagreb was cozy place to be for him.
We also took him to the Plitvice before he returned to Japan. He said he was so refreshed by the breathtaking view of the Plitvice and in this great nature.
Since it was the beginning of the tourist season, so there weren't so many people in Plitvice and we enjoyed walking around the beautiful emerald-coloured lakes. While we hiked in the Plitvice, we talked about his jobs back in Japan, about Croatia, about living outside Japan and many many things. To be honest, I think it was the first time we spent such a loooong time together and talked that much.
My brother knows only the very basic English. Although, he tried to communicate with local people in Zagreb with his limited English knowledge. And he was very happy when he could communicate with the locals in his limited English, and even when the communication was done in Japanese and Croatian! I was so surprised and impressed by his attitude. I wish I could act like him - try to talk with local without worrying about limited language skills and about making grammatical mistakes.
We took my brother to the pizzeria Maslina, which is popular to the local people. We ordered "jumbo" size pizza. It was huge! The pizza was very tasty but very cheap, only 90Kn. My brother found out that Croatia has not only great nature and beautiful cities, but also tasty food :)