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Oct 28, 2019 - Trogir

John writing Today started with some excitement as we left Stari Grad on the island of Hvar. A number of the guests don’t pay close attention when the guide makes her announcements. They just continue with their conversations when she starts to talk. This morning we pulled away from the dock with one of the passengers still on shore! Last night our guide said that if you are going for a walk in the morning to be sure and be back on the ship by 7 AM. She also said that the ship would leave port between 7:30 and 8 AM depending on what the...

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May 18, 2017 - Trogir

After Plitvice Lakes we drove towards Split with a stop scheduled at Trogir, a tiny medieval gem of a town set on its own little island joined to the mainland by a bridge, and another UNESCO World Heritage Site.. It was late in the afternoon when we arrived and we were given ONE HOUR to explore Trogir when without doubt it needed a couple of days. We raced through the Land Gate towards the Cathedral of St Lawrence with a wonderful door carved in 1240. The rest of this opulent cathedral was built between the 13th and 17th centuries and shows...

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May 4, 2017 - Split Day 5 - Trogir

Annie went for a quick early walk by herself this morning returning via the vegetable market where she had an extended negotiation with an old stall holder regarding how much lettuce you get for 10 kuna. Annie only wanted as much as she needed and didn't care whether it cost 2 kuna or 100. Explanations and pleading for just a small handful of leaves even after the kuna were handed over didn't translate, and the old woman wanted to make sure Annie got what she paid for, generating a rather vigorous version of pass the parcel between the two...

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Aug 20, 2015 - Trogir

We spent the morning in Split visiting the food markets and breakfasting before collecting our rental car opposite the Diocletian's Palace on the Riva (waterfront). To our surprise it was a B class Mercedes sedan and of course with the steering wheel on the wrong side of the car. It was with some trepidation (mainly from the passenger) that I gingerly reversed out from the parking space and then onto the Croatian streets for the first time. It wasn't that easy. There was no obvious gear stick or foot brake and when the car stops it feels...

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Sep 25, 2014 - Wing-and-Wing to Trogir

It was all downwind today...26 nautical miles with an 8-10 kn breeze...so we set the main and headsail on opposite sides (hence the sailor's term " wing and wing") and surfed our way to Trogir. Our 1330 arrival time has given us lots of time to explore this town which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the pictures show various views of the old town and the Marina. As we were walking about and passed by some guests at a restaurant, Sue and Mary noticed the gigantic beautiful Greek salad the lady was enjoying, and she not only recommended...

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May 18, 2013 - Central Croatia

4th Week - and a bit. We are today having a complete nothing day having arrived here from Bosnia yesterday. ‘Here' is southern Croatia on the end of a long isthmus called Peljesac. We intend to chill out a bit here for about a week. For those of you struggling away back in the UK the thought of us needing to chill out may seen odd, if so you clearly do not appreciate the stresses and strains we are under here as we travel from one wonderful place to yet another wonderful place. But stresses there are, misplacing things seems to be...

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Sep 14, 2012 - The drive to Trogir

Drive to Trogir We paid our bill after an excellent breakfast. The owners gave us some homemade schnappes and a hug for the road. We left our sobe in Jezerce near Plitvice NP for the Adriatic/Dalmation coast. It was raining again when we left with a very low cloud ceiling. Sure am glad we are not biking today. As we moved closer to the coast the rain decreased and stopped. We were on the Freeway when giant red neon Xs were noted over all of our lanes going forward. A tunnel was coming up. This meant that the road was offcially closed. We...

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Balkans 2012

May 10, 2012 - Trogir

So on the advice of friends and everyone in Split I headed off to Trogir this morning on the 8:30 bus. Fortunately the bus ride was only 30 minutes so it was tolerable. My only excitement on the bus was the lady trying to sell me a huge chunck of cheese. Now I have to admit I like the cheese but even this piece was too big for me. I arrived to a very pretty little city with another old walled city. Not as fantastic as Dubrovnik for the walls but the buildings were lovely and there were many churches - I think I counted about 7 or 8 towers....

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Bev's 2012 Adventure

May 29, 2011 - Romans and Venetians

Romans and Venetians.... No I didn't go shopping for some new blinds in Split's finest blinds store. Today i visited two places of Roman and Venetian heritage. My first mistake was catching buses on a sunday. I spent far too much time in the sun and am feeling a little worse for wear today because of it. Solin or Salona as the romans called it, is a fairly small site. No complete buildings standing, but plenty of foundations and walls and the odd roman column here and there. The amazing thing was that there were farms in between and around...

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Jun 11, 2010 - Trogir

Landed in Trogir yesterday am and again what a little town. Really clean with a picturesque water front and tons of narrow little streets and endless small restaurants. When we got here we were walking the water front looking to drink something cool and a young man came out of his restaurant and during our conversation we told him that we just landed. Well he proceeded to tell us about a new hotel and he then made the call for us. Guess the rest is history. The hotel is beautiful and directly on the water front. Today we decided to go to...

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2010 VACATION

May 19, 2010 - A trip to Trogir

A trip to the island town of Trogir was on the agenda today. This tiny town is about a 45 minute bus ride from Split. It was settled as long ago as the 7th century. Many of the buildings date from the 13th to 15th centuries. As we walked across the bridge from the bus station, we were greeted by the sounds of school children singing the Hokey Pokey in Croatian. That song is recognizable anywhere, whether you know the language or not. The incredible church of St Lovro is in the main town square. We toured inside to see some amazing...

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Mar 18, 2010 - Trogir to Split to Bosnia

This was a day in transit, with some fun, interesting and renewing stops along the way and a definite transition from the upscale, Dalmatian coast cities of Croatia to the less uplifting terrain of Bosnia. While our first stop in Bosnia, Medjugorje, appears prosperous as the third most visited pilgrimage site of the Roman Catholic faith, that level of prosperity was not apparent on the road or in Mostar. Our brief stop in Trogir gave me the opportunity to sample cherry pastries and they became a staple for the balance of my trip. I...

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