|We left Split on the 9th for Hvar, one of the islands in the Adriatic. We rode a ferry, which took about 1 hour. As soon as we got off the ferry, we were surrounded by locals trying to sell a private room in their house for us to stay in. We had already booked a room in a hotel, so we said no thank you (most understood) and got on a bus for Hvar town on the Western side of the island. Hvar is beautiful - very mountainous and lush green. We are staying in a decent hotel in Hvar Town for relatively cheap. Most of the other patrons are old and German, also some british. The weather has been unseasonably cold - around 60 degrees during the day. When it is cloudy, it is very cold, but when the sun is out, it is warm enough to lay out on the rocky beaches. We eat breakfast at the hotel - mostly bread, cheese, and sliced meat, somtimes eggs as well. Lunch is usually a sandwich or pizza. Dinner has been salad, pasta, risoto, or fish so far - there are many unusual types of fish available here. We can get a really good dinner with wine for around $40 - $50, but have also done it cheap for around $30. The people here are very nice, and most speak at least a little english, which is very helpful because the Croatian language, similar to Russian, is hard to pick up.