Long day today but we finally made some progress and managed to reach Zagreb on our 3rd attempt. The highway was still closed to traffic because of snow and wind and the police redirected us towards the country road "for safety reason"... don't ask us why, sounds completely illogical!
After crossing the mountain range, the wind calmed down but we then had the cold (-3.5°C) and still quite a lot of snow on the road. On the way down to Zagreb, the temperature turned a bit milder but it started to rain quite heavily... my 6th day since I left London and I have not seen the sun yet !
Spending the night in Slavoinski Brod 200km east of Zagreb and pretty close to the Serbian border. We found a very nice little pension and Niccolo is already enjoying a well deserved bath. If everything goes along plan now, we should catch up with our original schedule and reach Istanbul by Monday.