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Nov 2, 2019 - Time To Split?

@@@@@@@ KAPOORS ON THE ROAD Before coming to Split, the weather forecast had been for several days of rain, but we’d had nothing but warm sunshine during our stay. However, the day we were scheduled to leave for Zagreb, the capital, we woke to drizzling skies and wet stone streets. We just had to laugh because we’ve lost count of how many times that it’s happened that it’s raining on the day we are leaving a place where we’ve had near perfect weather. As I explained in the captions for my photos, Anil thinks that he will dissolve if it...

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Nov 1, 2019 - Split's Beaches

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Here’s some of what the Lonely Planet – Croatia chapter Split and Central Dalmatia has to say about Split’s beaches: “Bačvice Beach A flourishing beach life gives Split its aura of insouciance in summer, and sandy Bačvice is Split’s most popular beach. Locals come here during the day to swim, sunbathe, drink coffee and play picigin (a local water sport). The younger crowd returns in the evening for the bars and clubs. Dalmatian pašticada (beef stewed in wine and spices and served with gnocchi) appears on menus on the...

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Oct 30, 2019 - Split & Sibenik

John writing 10-30 On Monday October 28, we sailed from Trogir southeast to Split, where we spent one night aboard ship. After we left the ship on Tuesday morning, we checked into a gorgeous hotel (Cornaro) right across from the north wall of the Diocletian Palace. When Diocletian retired as emperor of Rome (around 300 AD), he and his family moved into his retirement home that he had built for the purpose. We only have photos of the basement, since the main floor has been re-purposed over the centuries to include homes, shops and several...

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Oct 29, 2019 - Diocletian's Palace

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Here’s some of what the Lonely Planet – Croatia chapter Split and Central Dalmatia has to say about Diocletian’s Palace: “Experience life as it’s been lived for thousands of years in Diocletian’s Palace, one of the world’s most imposing Roman remains. The mazelike streets of this buzzing quarter, the living heart and soul of Split, are chock-full of bars, shops and restaurants. Getting lost in the labyrinth of narrow streets, passageways and courtyards is one of Croatia’s most enchanting experiences - and it’s small...

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Oct 28, 2019 - Split, Croatia

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Here’s some of what the Lonely Planet – Croatia chapter Split and Central Dalmatia has to say about Split: “Croatia’s second-largest city, Split (Spalato in Italian) is a great place to see Dalmatian life as it’s really lived. Always buzzing, this exuberant city has just the right balance of tradition and modernity. Step inside Diocletian’s Palace (a Unesco World Heritage site and one of the world’s most impressive Roman monuments) and you’ll see dozens of bars, restaurants and shops thriving amid the atmospheric old...

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Oct 27, 2019 - By Taxi to Split

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Here’s some of what the Lonely Planet – Croatia chapter Split and Central Dalmatia has to say about the region: “Central Dalmatia is the most action-packed, sight-rich and diverse part of Croatia, with pretty islands, quiet ports, rugged mountains, dozens of castles and an emerging culinary scene, as well as two Unesco World Heritage sites: Diocletian’s Palace in Split and the medieval walled town of Trogir. Throughout it all, the rugged 1500m-high Dinaric Range provides a dramatic background. Hot spots include the...

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May 19, 2019 - A day in Split, Croatia

Day 23 Sunday 19th May 2019 Split, Croatia 𯇭𯇷 The ship arrived quite early in Split today. We were up at around 7:45am, then down to breakfast at around 8:30am. The weather was overcast and quite chilly so we didn’t rush over breakfast. We left the ship at around 10am to walk through the port to the town of Split, the walk took about 25 minutes. There is a very old Roman palace here from 305AD (the Palace of the Roman emperor Diocletian, who retired to this coast just across from Italy). There are now many shops, a large uninteresting...

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May 18, 2019 - Danced the night away

Long bus drive to Split, but past beautiful Olive groves and grape vines. Stopped at roadside cafe en route. Heather noticed that our paper coffee cups had different faces printed on them. The teacher in her came out, and she asked everyone to stack the cups for a photo. Some folk really wondered what was in her coffee! Photo of part of collection attached! Trogir Island - beautiful village - Greek and Roman history Founded by Greeks as a trading port in 3rd century BC Beautiful Cathedral and Renaissance Cipiko Roman Palace - (Emperor...

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70 Canals 2019

Dec 6, 2018 - Split is really beautiful.

Got a late start yesterday. We pretty much both hit the jet lag wall at the same time. Spent the day in the Diocletian Palace, just wandering around. Dioclese was a 4th century Roman Emperor who lived and died here and had a palace that spanned many city blocks. You can just wander through - it’s part of the city, not a museum or tourist attraction. His mausoleum is now a Catholic Calthedral. The old city has a boardwalk kind of thing facing the sea. All outdoor restaurants on one side and little pop up food and drink places on the other....

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Sep 27, 2018 - We had it better under Tito

September 26-27, 2018 Split, Croatia We had it better under Tito You’ve gotta hand it to someone when they come up with a pretty good gimmick. At Pizzeria Bokamorra in Split, the gimmick is pizza in a box. Well, to be exact, the pizza menu comes in a very fancy box. The menu lists the 6 (count ‘em) pizzas available. You don’t like any of those choices? Go somewhere else. But you will find one you like, trust me. Like the Smokvizza – figs, goat cheese, pistachio & honey. The fancy box also contains the cocktails menu – there is a cocktail...

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Sep 18, 2018 - Split and Prep for Bike Tour

Today was a calmer day - happily, all fun, no calamities. My uniform for breakfast was a bathing suit bottom plus a cycling jersey... because it was laundry day! I thought we’d only go to the laundromat, breakfast and back. Well, it turns out we could leave the laundry to be done, folded and wrapped for us at a very reasonable price, only 75 Kuna ($12.) Being spared that chore, we went out for a fun day and I looked ridiculous for several hours. [NO JOKES PLEASE.] We did a two-part tour of the Diocletian Palace. Our guide was very good and...

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Jun 4, 2018 - Split take two

We slept in today and enjoyed left over Orahnjaca and orange juice on the balcony over looking the city in the distance. Returning the rental car was a chore and ended up taking 2.5 hours. Split’s old town is filled with squares, cobble streets and interesting old buildings. There are remains from Diocletians Palace. Diocletian was a Roman emperor for 21 years and was known for his persecution of Christians. He retired in this palace after it was built in early 300 AD. Today pieces remain among buildings from the 1300’s on. In the entrance...

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