|Coming in to land over Split|
I grabbed my reliable travel buddy B. and we were off on a two week trip to Croatia. We deviated slightly from our initial travel plans, but you’ll just have to wait for the next blog to learn a little more about that!
For a week and a half we traveled around Croatia. We got a fair bit in. First, we started with Split, where we landed.
|Diocletian’s Palace. This palace was built in the 4th century. My mind boggles with how old it is!|
|This particular part of the Palace reminded me of the Forum in Rome, except people can interact with the ruins here.|
After our day in Split, it was off to Hvar. We took a catamaran two hours out to the island, and arrived, again, toward the end of the day. Luckily, we didn’t miss the sunset. We got a phenomenal view from our hostel, in fact:
|View of the beach from our hostel.|
Later that evening, relaxed from a day on the beach (although I think I swam about five miles), we headed out to Hula Hula, which is known for its amazing sunset parties. The great thing about a sunset party?
|We even came across a budding shell-selling business, but sadly it was closed.|
Apparently, Marco Polo is from Korcula. This is the church he went to. Apparently.
Everyone else thought so, too.
The next morning, healing but not to the point that the water felt nice, we climbed the clock tower in Korcula to get the 360 perspective.
Dubrovnik was gorgeous, but after Split, Hvar and Korcula, we’d seen a lot of amazing Croatian cities. We were really looking forward to Bosnia and Montenegro, too.
But one thing did stop us in our tracks.
My verdict on Croatia: one of the most beautiful countries in the world! From the natural beauty to the historical cities, I literally couldn’t get enough. But its also very fractured, just underneath the surface. There’s a lot, it seems, that has yet to heal from the wars. But, at least in the tourist areas I frequented, its well covered. That isn’t as much the case in Bosnia and Montenegro. But I’ll leave that for my next blog.