Grad Split

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  • Day18


    June 21 in Croatia

    Although the train was late in the evening arriving, the front of the popular Croatian seaside resort of Split was bustling with bars and restaurants as I made my way to my lovely modernised studio apartment in the old town. What did we do before Google maps? The town reminded me of a very upmarket Blackpool, busy mainly with young people from all over Europe on holiday.

    After a good night’s sleep I set off to find the main attraction of Split - Diocletian’s Palace - built as a retirement home for the Roman Emperor Diocletian at the turn of the 4th century AD, only to find it was virtually on my doorstep. I enjoyed a guided walking tour of this fascinating place from a somewhat zany guide, who seemed like she had had had too many years on the wacky backy.

    Given the heat again, I headed for the city beach in the afternoon, only a 15 minute walk away and enjoyed a lovely swim in the sea. Two British lads were showing off their sporting prowess in the water - throwing a frisbee to each other while holding a can of lager. Then in the evening off to cross the Adriatic once again, only a bit further north, this time from Split, Croatia to Ancona, Italy.

    Farewell Croatia, it’s been nice getting to know you, even although it’s been all too short.
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  • Day18

    More Zagreb

    June 21 in Croatia

    Did I say what a beautiful city Zagreb was? Had a lovely walk around today again in the warm sunshine. Took in Ban Jelačić Square - the main meeting point; the twin towered Cathedral of the Assumption of our Blessed Virgin Mary - the emblem of the city; the Dolac fruit and vegetable market; the Botanic Gardens; and some of the lovely Art Nouveau buildings that dot the city. Took the world’s shortest passenger cable railway up to the Upper Town and it was even prettier, with its cobbled streets, St Mark’s Church and the Stone Gate.

    Not one for museums when the sun is shining, I couldn’t resist the Museum of Broken Relationships. This very unusual museum was recommended to me by my friend Lorraine Wilson, in her book Facing Forwards, about her 3 month solo train trip round Europe which has been an inspiration for my trip. Well worth a read. The exhibits have been donated by members of the public and each have a short explanation of how it related to the end of a relationship. It was powerful and I was in floods more than once. To console visitors, the attached café offered ‘beers as cold as your ex’s heart.’

    To recover from all that emotion, I treated myself to afternoon tea at the fabulous Esplanade Hotel, built in 1925 to provide top-notch accommodation for passengers on the Orient Express, which made one of its stops at Zagreb. Apparently the locals were shocked at a performance by provocative dancer Josephine Baker in 1929.

    All too soon it was back in the rails and off to the Croatian coastal resort of Split, with beautiful lush scenery all the way. But I loved Zagreb and will be back.
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  • Day1

    Split es a ferry

    August 2, 2017 in Croatia

    Na szóval az úgy történt, hogy igaz hogy két hete jöttünk meg Toscanabol, de valahogy beficcent meg egy nyaralás. :) Egy hét Horvatorszag: első fele Marci kiterjesztett családjával, második fele pedig vitorlázás a kubaiakkal. Azert ez így nem rossz.

    Szerda hajnalban indulás, hnegyed óra csúszással, mert Marcus hajnali kettőig editalt szegényem és én is nehezen keltem. Viharsebes kocsiut Splitig, szerencsesen elkerülve a dugókat, és meg arra is volt egy orank komp indulasig, hogy besetaljunk az ovarosba (nem tudtuk, hogy ilyen gyönyörű, vissza kell jonni!), igyunk egy söcit/proseccot és elérjük a kompot is. Utóbbi annyira tele volt, hogy nem hogy a légkondis lenti részen nem találtunk helyet, hanem meg a fedelzeten is csak a tűző napon. Sebaj, ha az élet citromot dobott, csinálj belőle limonadet!:) szóval kocsiban gyors átöltözes strand szerkoba, majd két óra full napozás és fagyizas a fedélzeten. :)

    Hvaron Marci családja már nagyon várt minket, ők par napja érkeztek. Itt vannak a szülei, Anna Thomassal, es ráadásul Thomas norvég családja is (szülők, teso baratnovel és két csodaszép szupercuki gyerkoccel)- nepes kis tábor. Anna szuper hazat foglalt közel a parthoz, nagy vacsi, majd borozás, pezsizes és dalolós gitarest.
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  • Day4

    day 1 with Zephyr

    September 16 in Croatia

    Met our guides and group for a walk in old town and a bike ride around a park and up a hill. Enjoyed a thunderstorm with a brief rain. Views from Park Suma Marian were spectacular. E bikes rock going uphill.

  • Day13


    September 25 in Croatia

    Well the trip from Dubrovnik to Split usually takes. 4 1/2 hours but not today. The bus had troubles going up hills, in fact I know I biked up faster. Oh well so we were 3 hours late, we got here. Found my room, found a grocery store and bought a beer
    Pictures are bridge leaving Dubrovnik, river valley along the way, large citrus growing area along the way, wildfire along the way and other scenery along the way.Read more

  • Day60


    June 6, 2017 in Croatia

    Stuart had been bitten by a mosquito on leaving Dubrovnik. It wasn't until we arrived in Kastel Luksic that we realised his foot was hugely swollen and he was struggling to walk. He could've done with rubbing the foot of your man Bishop Grgur Ninski instead of posing with him - it is said to bring you good luck - but we forgot about that.

    The bite was a few days ago and therefore I thought he could easily manage the 303 stairs to view Split from the Marjan Peninsula once we had seen it from the ground! He did but we didn't do too much walking around once we were up there as he was in quite a bit of discomfort. I am a very thoughtful wife!

    Split is an Old Town - like a mini Dubrovnik - with the modern town growing up around it. It was a half hour bus ride from where we are staying. I preferred it to Dubrovnik as whilst it had the same marble roads and stone buildings, it definitely has a more chilled out vibe. Our guide describes it as a 'hectic' place but maybe we were there on a quiet day but I didn't get that impression at all.

    Through the Bronze Gate of the Old Town you get to the port from where you can travel to the various Islands. Many people advised us to visit the Islands - in particular Havr - but on our budget it'll have to wait for another time.

    Whilst Stuart was nursing his elephant foot, I have been suffering from the heat.. arms are all bumpy 😳. This gave us a perfect excuse to head to the air conditioned cinema in one of the shopping malls. As you will know we love going to the cinema and this one did not disappoint. We already knew that Croatians watched films in English with Croatian subtitles, one of the many reasons they speak such good English! Relaxing in the big seats of a near empty cinema to watch Wonder Woman for about £3 each, can't complain!

    The day was topped off at Sexy Cow, a fast food place we had found on good ole Tripadvisor. Great filled wraps with lots of flavour and I just loved the name :)
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  • Day86

    Day 84

    August 22, 2017 in Croatia

    After a very big sleep in this morning we headed off to the beach/not such a beach. We are very privileged back home with our beaches. There was a small muddy bit of sand and the rest was concrete. We spent the afternoon there and then went out for a lovely dinner and then watched the sun set at the port while eating ice cream🍦

  • Day14


    August 28 in Croatia

    Wir sind extra mit etwas Vorlauf am Campingplatz nahe Trogir aufgebrochen, weil wir die Fähre nach Havar nehmen wollten. Und kaum waren wir nahe Split haben wir festgestellt dass sich der „frühe“ Start gelohnt hat... Der Verkehr lief zäh wie sonstwas... Mit viel Suchen und einigen Malen Nachfragen haben wir es bis zum Fährhafen und zu einem Ticket für die Fähre geschafft. Uuuund wir hatten sogar noch 45 Minuten Zeit bis das Auffahren auf die Fähre begann. Also haben wir uns kurzerhand den nahen Altstadtkern im Schnelldurchlauf angeguckt und waren auf dem Glockenturm... Über die Treppe lässt sich nur sagen dass die wahrscheinlich zu Hause nicht so abgesegnet worden wäre...Read more

  • Day6


    September 12 in Croatia

    Este dia foi quase perdido. Perdemos quase 3 horas á espera do ferry. O carro que estava atrás de nós, que ainda deixámos passar à nossa frente tinha sete pessoas, perderam todas o avião. Nunca se dorme numa ilha num dia de voo.
    Dormimos a viagem toda de ferry e só chegámos à cidade velha de Slpit eram quase 17h. Já não dava para visitar nada. Fomos então fazer um passeio de barco para ver alguns pontos relavantes e um pôr do sol, com direito a vinho.
    O guia pouco sabia do que falava, dizia duas frases em cada sítio agitando os braços para dar mais ênfase ao pouco que dizia. Mostrou-nos as praia mais importantes de Split, nada comparado com as nossas lindas praias portuguesas, a casa do antigo presidente Tito, o estádio de football visto de bem longe e o antigo cemitério.
    Na parte de cima do barco só estávamos nós e uma miúda que viajava sozinha, esteve a viagem toda a fazer poses e rebolar de uma forma provocante sobre o chão, entretendo-nos.
    O vinho que nos deram tinha um terço de vinho para dois terços de água, tivemos quase para pedir a receita à saída do barco.
    Depois de jantar no "Banana Split", fomos só beber um copo numa praceta agradável da cidade velha e seguimos para casa para acordar cedo no dia seguinte.
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  • Day64


    October 2, 2016 in Croatia

    After an exciting journey into Split with some storms and flash flooding, we managed to find a lovely little apartment right in the centre of town and even squeezed the bike up the stairs too!
    I had my first ever Hugo cocktail, my new favourite and dangerously cheap! Beautiful old town and amazing sunset, deceptively tasty looking ice cream (totally gross!) but the local dish of cuttlefish and squid ink risotto was deeeeelicious.Read more

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