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  • Day33

    Tag 33 - Split

    August 16 in Croatia ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    80 km / 1915 km - 8 / 167 Stunden


    0 € / 24 € Transport (Fähre, etc.)
    19 € / 355 € Lebensmittel
    20 € / 231€ Unterkunft
    0 € / 34 € Eintrittspreise
    0 € / 5 € Anschaffungen
    8 € / 8 € Ersatzteile

    47 € / 657 € Gesamt

    Heute Morgen scheint mir die Sonne ins Gesicht.
    Mal wieder im Freien geschlafen, wieder nicht vom Bären geweckt, dafür aber von den Insekten besucht.
    Meinen Gliedmaßen nach zu urteilen an vielen Stellen auf meiner Haut.

    Vielleicht auch von den Burschen in meinem Frühstücksbeutel.
    Eigentlich dachte ich, wenn ich diesen an den Lenker hänge, wird heute Morgen nicht das große Krabbeln drin losgehen.
    Dafür aber das große Hopsen. Ich schmeiß die Schelme raus und mache Frühstück.

    Dann geht es weiter Richtung Split.
    An einem der übersichtlichen Schilder wird sich erstmal orientiert.

    Zwischen mir und Split liegt noch die Hafenstadt Trogir.
    Sie will besucht werden und ich suche mir auch gleich einen neuen Freund.
    Denn ich parke mein Fahrrad auf dem einzigen Platz, den ich in dem überlaufenen Stadtkern finden kann. Als ich mich mit meinem Eis niederlasse, kommt ein dickbäuchiger Glatzkopf an und gibt mir zu verstehen, dass er wohl denkt, die Straße vor seinem Schaufenster gehöre ihm und ich möchte mein Rad davor entfernen.

    Gerne doch. Das Eis hält noch fünf Minuten. Wir sehen uns dann in zehn.
    Dann wollte ich gerade weiter, da ruft ein Freund an. Welch Glück ist vor dem Schaufenster ein Sonnensegel unter welchem ich sogleich telefoniere. Der Fast-Food-Schreck meinte es gut mit mir und war sich sicher, mit meinen nass geschwitzten Sachen sollte ich nicht im Schatten verweilen. Ich fand sehr nett, dass er alsbald das Sonnensegel extra für mich in der Wand versenkte, damit ich nicht friere.
    Wie nahezu den kompletten Tag genoss ich die Sonne.

    Nach zehn Minuten war dann auch das Gespräch beendet und ich wurde vom Ladenbesitzer nebenan zum Kaffee eingeladen.
    Mir scheint, ich bin hier in ein paar Zwistigkeiten geraten.

    Wohl an, nach einer weiteren halben Stunde setzte ich meine Erkundung der Stadt fort und finde, dass die Gebäude und das Wasser hier stark an die Bauten erinnern, die man aus der Karibik kennt. Schön hier. Tolle Architektur, schöne Plätze und nette Menschen.

    Kurz überlege ich, ob ich mit der Fähre übersetze. Entscheide dann aber, die zehn Euro lieber in meiner Tasche zu belassen. Zwischen mir und Split liegt noch der Flughafen und die Straße, direkt am Ende vom Rollfeld. Nach einer halben Stunde Planewatching fahre ich weiter nach Split.

    Im Hostel angekommen passiert heute nicht mehr viel, außer dass ich einkaufen gehe, in einem Fahrradladen eine neue Kette kaufe und meine alte ersetze.
    Ab ins Bette.
    Morgen Sightseeing.

    Song des Tages:
    Gotta Move - Heneymoon Disease
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  • Day7


    July 30 in Croatia ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Alustasime päeva Spliti kõige kuulsamas rannas, käisime ujumas ja suundusime seejärel Solini linna varemeid vaatama. Nägime ägedaid sarkofaage, katedraali ja amfiteatri varemeid.
    Õhtul olime Spliti kõrval asuva Trogiri linna vanalinnas. Nägime seal ägedaid tänavaesinejaid, sõime kaheksajala pada ja ronisime väikese kindluse torni.Read more

  • Day7


    September 27 in Croatia ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Mit dem Bus 26 vom Campingplatz in die Stadt. Ausstieg direkt am Platz des Diokletian, einem riesigen Gemäuer (180 x 125 m) mit vielen kleinen Läden, einem Museum, einer Kirche etc.
    Spaziergang durch die engen Gassen mit vielen Cafés und noch mehr Geldautomaten!

  • Day64


    October 2, 2016 in Croatia ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    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

  • Day84

    Split, Croatia

    July 29, 2017 in Croatia ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    I can't believe five weeks traveling with Hollie has come to an end!! We've just finished our last three nights together in Split with Louise and Alice and it doesn't seem like we're all going our separate ways in the morning. Split is a much bigger town than Dubrovnik and although it has similar architecture and character, it's definitely not as beautiful as Dubrovnik. Hollie and I were both exhausted from our travels so we spent most of our time chilling out and taking each hour as it came. I was told the Mall of Split was great for shopping so we checked it out and managed to get a few really cheap bargains, surprisingly as everything else in Croatia is super expensive! We caught up with Lou and Al both days which was great because the conversations are endless when the four of us are together. It's been a long time since I've been in full female company for that long and it was so nice to have four of us that got on so well. We explored Old Town, mainly in search of good food options, visited Bene Beach, argued with a creperie that sold Nutella crepes but poured chocolate sauce into a Nutella jar and pretended it was Nutella, and watched Mean Girls as a bit of downtime together. The four of us will definitely catch up again in the future, hopefully back in NZ. The last few weeks have gone by so fast and it's crazy that Hollie is flying back to NZ tomorrow. I've had such an incredible time traveling with her and we've had a great mix of laughter, partying, shopping, life counseling, singing, swimming, eating and so much more. It will absolutely be a trip together that we'll never ever forget and I'm so thankful to have a best friend that makes life so much better.Read more

  • Day37

    Dalmatia coast.... Split and Dubrovnik

    October 20, 2018 in Croatia ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    One observation during our drive through Lika-Senj County and other areas around Plitvice Lakes was the number of empty and deserted houses. We drove past little villages or clusters of 10 or so houses where the windows and doors had been removed and no one home. Not sure of the reason but maybe related to the war during the early 90’s.
    The highway to Split was excellent although it was a toll road. The speed limit was 130kmh but even driving at 140kmh relegated me to the slow lane with cars zooming past me. The highways have some extremely long tunnels one we travelled through, “Mala Kapela Tunnel” being almost 6km long. They are an amazing feat of engineering as MDW said. Although the tolls add up, the time saving is worth it.
    Our hotel in Split is 300 metres from the Old Town and provides parking. The hotel had sent us an email with a link the the parking area which we allowed Google Maps to take us to. It was supposedly on 20 meters from the hotel. We parked in the space the farthest from other vehicles and probable an 3xtra 20 meters from the hotel. We started to walk towards the destination as directed by Google Maps dragging our luggage behind us. 20 metres, I don’t think so, more like 200 metres. When we were at our destination it took MDW’s sharp eyes to find the entrance. Someone grabbed one our bags and motioned us inside. We checked in and I asked if we had parked correctly and what was the payment procedure for the paid parking showing the hotel manager our parking receipt. “Wrong car park” he said, “just park behind the wall, 10 metres away”. I was going to tell him the link was wrong but we went back to the car and moved it to the correct car park. As we got out I passed MDW the phone and parking receipt that would need to be verified by the hotel. When we got to the hotel I asked MDW for the parking receipt. “What receipt “ she said. In her hand was a scrunched up piece of paper. Between us we flattened it out and although the ink was a bit smudged it looked useable.
    We spent almost all our time sitting in cafes near the water. The beauty of doing that was if you passed wind no one would know because of the smell of sulphur which varies in pungency during the day. Not that MDW would do such a thing. There were a lot of market stalls which were all operated by Croatians. We even came across the famous? fish markets which overpowered the sulphur smell. We also found a lovely restaurant where MDW had half of a huge pork schnitzel and I had a tuna steak, medium rare, which was delicious.
    The old town is right on the promenade and very interesting. Most of it is free to visitors with the underground or cellars of the Diocletian's Palace an exception. There were some clever builders over a century ago with stone roofs still surviving.
    Split is a great place to sit and enjoy the views.
    We needed to book one night at a town between Split and Dubrovnik, preferably on the coast. We ended up at Brela about 90 minutes south of Split. We got there way too early for our room so drove on to Makarska for a drink. Parking was scarce but we found a space on the footpath, along with other cars. We had a drink in the square where we saw more buildings with bullet holes. Off to our hotel, we checked in and the room was lovely but the air conditioning did not work. MDW told me it’s not working but I swear I could feel a trickle of cool air coming through the vents. After a couple of hours in the sauna and me finally admitting MDW was right (why do I ever question or doubt her) I contacted reception who sent a maintenance man down who fiddled for a while then disappeared without saying a word. On the phone to reception again where it was suggested I turn it off then on again. Did that, no good, on the phone to reception. Reception lady comes to the room, presses some buttons, turns aircon off then on. Still no go so we are offered another room. Although the hotel has lifts, we are in the annex which only has stairs, lots of. From our original room it was 2 flights up, 200 metres along a corridor, up 1 flight then down 3 flights. Luckily they sent a young man to carry our luggage as we were starting to struggle carrying ourselves. By now it was 7pm and we had seen nothing but 4 walls. Fortunately our accommodation included half board which is dinner and breakfast. Dinner was a Buffett with plenty of options to satisfy us both. Not only good food but a trio singing a Croatian and contemporary music which made for a wonderful atmosphere to accompany the wonderful meal. The dinning area was full with German tourists as there were at least two bus loads staying at the hotel.
    MDW asked when did we have to have the car back and I said I think the day after we get to Dubrovnik but I’ll check. Of course I was wrong, had to get it back tomorrow morning which meant early breakfast to allow for the two and a half hour trip plus potential google map direction errors. We were quickly on the highway where at times the speed limit was 130kmh and other times 50kmh. We seemed to be following the edge of the Adriatic Sea which provided some incredible views along with the Dinaric alps providing a menacing but impressive backdrop. We were instructed to keep left when we came to the start of a new toll way which wasn’t operational. Panic! Let’s turn right. Dead end. Let’s recalculate the route. Perform a u turn. We were soon heading in the right direction, this was our only potential “getting lost” moment in Croatia. On the way to Dubrovnik we had a couple of passport control areas when driving through Bosnia and Herzegovnia. When we were re-entering Croatia we had to show our passports twice in 10 metres as the two booths were adjacent to each other.
    We arrived in Dubrovnik with plenty of time to get the rental car back. We took our luggage to our hotel where I left MDW to look at the water view whilst she bravely trusted me to get the car to the rental car place and get back. I think this is the first time we have been more than 1 kilometre apart during this holiday. The car returned with out any issues, the rental car rep drove me back the 4 kilometres to our hotel. MDW was surprised to see me so soon. Our room was not ready so we had a drink then caught bus 6 to Pile Gate, the entrance to Old Town Dubrovnik. To get an idea what it’s like, watch Game of Thrones. We have never seen it but apparently some of it was filmed in Dubrovnik. The old town is interesting with lots of streets, a lot better planned than Venice. People still live in the town with washing hanging to dry out of their windows. Lots of Game of Thrones memorabilia for sale along with local Croatian products. Expensive to sit down for a drink, a small bottle of coke 50 kuna or $11 Australian. Needless to say we didn’t sit down for a drink.
    We had dinner at one of the many restaurants near the hotel. When we returned to our hotel I couldn’t find the door access card. No problem, I’ll get one from reception. I tell the guy I have misplaced the swipe card. He says what room. I say 812. I meet MDW on the eight floor and we walk towards room 812. I touch the swipe card thingy and hear the door click, meaning it is open but at the same time see a Do not disturb sign on the door handle. Oops, wrong room. Hopefully we didn’t disturb the people in room 812. I go back to reception and ask them to check what room I’m in. This time they check and give me room 804 access. I wonder if anyone could ask for any card to access any room?
    The next day we did the cable car ride to the top of the hill where there is an amazing view of Dubrovnik and the Adriatic Sea. It was a hard slog up the hill to get on the cable car, more than the 7 minutes we were told by the ticket seller.
    Again we have been fortunate with the weather. Croatia is a good place to visit, plenty of touristy stuff all down the coast plus Plitvice Lakes. It is amazing how the “old towns” survived and are still being lived in. Driving on the other side of the road wasn’t too bad. My navigator, MDW, did an excellent job as we had to rely on the take next right or left instruction because the street names are too long to read. Even the Google Maps voice jumbled the longer names. On the narrower roads overtaking is risky but done on a regular basis with cars happy to overtake over solid lines with a corner approaching. Only twice did we need to hit the brakes to allow an oncoming car to make it.
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  • Day6

    Kill the Master, freiwillige vor? Split!

    May 29, 2018 in Croatia ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Nachdem unser Vorgehen Ankommen > Strand > Sightseeing in Sibenik so wunderbar geklappt hat, haben wir die Vorgehensweise auch gleich auf Split übertragen. Einen kleinen Zwischenstopp auf der Festung Klis (kurz vor Split) ausgenommen. GoT lässt grüßen.

    Der Strand selbst war...welch Überraschung sehr steinlastig aber für einen Stadtstrand doch ganz ansehnlich und direkt am Fuße des Marjan gelegen.
    Split selbst ist schon eine ganze Ecke touristischer als zuvor Sibenik, mit der breiten Promenade und dem Geflecht aus unzähligen kleinen Gassen in der Altstadt aber sehr schön. Verlaufen ist hier inklusive, da GPS bei den schmalen Gassen kaum klappt, so dreht man halt ein paar extra Runden. Neben Burgen und teuren experimentellen Jasmin-Cocktails hat die Stadt natürlich auch den ein oder anderen GoT Drehort wie bspw. die „Kill the masters“-street...sieht alles von den Gebäuden her gleich aus hier also nicht so leicht zu finden. Aber: Mission completed!

    PS: Sowohl Nagelschere als auch Rasierer vergessen, sehr mittlerweile aus wie der schmächtige Wolverine oder der bärtige Edward mit den Scherenhänden 🤦‍♂️🤷🏼‍♂️
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