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May 2, 2017 - Split Day 3 - Solin and Ancient Solana

A late start today, Bob’s over indulgence last night has had consequences. Annie up early and sorting out logistics of keeping in touch and managing photos. When we finally get going our walk takes us back to the flagpole atop Marjan Park and Bob finds it a little more challenging second time round. Today’s adventure is to Solin, about 10 kms from central Split by local bus. We discover that the bus doesn’t go into Solin but stops on the outskirts and we are assisted by the driver regarding the stop to get off and walking instructions. We...

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Oct 27, 2006 - Australia/Korea, here we come.

Lovely weather here this morning for our last day. I have stripped the room and w e packed everything yesterday, I had packed the day before as doing two cases in one day didn,t grab me. I have been for a walk and said my goodbyes to the village and went to the graves of Majko and Tata to say goodbye to them too. We will be leaving the village at 11.30 as the trip to Split takes about 1 and a 1/2 hours and our plane leaves at 2.45am for Frankfurt. Nik has requested...you guessed it, soup for lunch. Nik is really looking forward to coming...

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Jul 6, 2006 - Split

I feel like I`m on holiday from my own holiday here. The weather is awesome and the old town looks amazing with a 5th century Roman palace bang in the middle. I`ve seen some old buildings recently but this is something else and it felt quite other-worldly to be there. I was expecting a centurion to walk past anytime. Lo and behold one actually did! But on closer inspection it was just a local in a dodgy plastic costume. Have spent mucho time on the beach and chilled out big time. Have kept the partying to `moderate`, maybe as my drinking...

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Jun 11, 2006 - Croatia - Coast and Islands

Coast and Islands The Dalmatian coast and the islands were beautiful in good weather. Walking along the walls of a Venetian fortified town with clear, aqua water lapping many metres below, or having a coffee or a beer looking out over bobbing boats, is as good as it sounds. We had enough good weather to be able to appreciate why this part of the world is so popular. Unfortunately however there was a fair bit of grey inbetween, and there were only a couple of days towards the end when the idea of swimming in the water became attractive (and...

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Alexes Abroad

Sep 9, 2005 - Split: My first stop in Central Dalmatia

Picture this: Overnight bus to a place you have never been. You hardly sleep at all, and then in the bright light of early morning you are greeted at the station by a Croatian windsurfer named Darko. This is not the beginning of a weird movie. This is my life. I stopped briefly in Rijeka from Krk before making the eight hour journey to Split, which would mark the beginning of my adventures in Dalmatia. Dalmatia is the region on the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea, spreading between the island of Pag in the northwest and the Bay of Kotor...

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Aug 29, 2005 - Croatia Part 1

We're back and we're definitely in paradise. We arrived in Dubrovnik after flying for a day. Needless to say it took us a couple of days lying around in paradise to recover. If you want to experience crystal clear water and the beautiful people, it is happening here in Croatia. Our hotel, which is really a villa/camp cabin, is up in the hills overlooking the bay at Lapad. Very romantic, but again Melissa and I are sharing it. We made our way down to the beach the second day to enjoy the water at which time I noticed the sun kissed...

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Jul 25, 2005 - Back to Dubrovnik

Only a few days left before returning to London. The next few days on land were a bit unsteady. I didn't suffer from sea sickness on the boat, but I did have this quesy, rocking feeling back on land. I spent some more time exploring Dubrovnik and stayed with a fantastic Croatian family that Mum & I intially stayed with. They spoke English and were very friendly. I frequented the local fruit market each morning and got to know the local burger man too. It was nice to stay in one place for a few days!

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The long way home

Jun 18, 2005 - Split and the coast of Croatia

NB: Photos now loaded for Hungary :) Hi all, Have finally found the sun....and boy is it HOT here (although these photos are very dark) Only beach we've have found so far is pebbly and very aukward to get in and out of the water - which is very cold....but we've got some good info now and hope we find a better one today. I met 2 girls and we are sharing a cute little pension together after we were greeted at the train station by a hord of women trying to offer us SOBE or ZIMMERS. Of course the 5 mins promised was actually 15 mins by foot,...

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Jun 9, 2005 - Split

We arrived in Split on the 8th, and chose to spend only 1 night there, as we wanted to get out on the islands. There are no beaches in Split, but there are many outdoor cafes along the harbor, where large tourist boats, and smaller yachts dock. The old center of town includes the remnants of an old palace on the water, in the shape of a large sqaure, with 4 entrances. This was interesting to see, though much of the interior has been destroyed or modernized. We spent much of the time walking around the old town, and hanging out at the cafes.

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Jun 8, 2005 - Zagreb to Split

Today we traveled 5 hours by bus from the capital of Zagreb to the second largest city in Croatia, Split, on the Adriatic coast. The ride was very interesting, as Zagreb is far inland and we were able to see much of the Croatian countryside. The land between Zagreb and Split is beautiful - alternating between small hills, lush forests, and large snow-capped mountains with wide open plains below. It reminded us somewhat of Colorado in the early summer. Along the road, we passed through many small villages. Most of the houses were rather...

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