Showing posts with label Croatia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Croatia. Show all posts

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Dubrovnik, Croatia

We got up early and went for a walk in the Diocletian Palace in Split one last time and came back to the apartment to get our luggage before heading out to the bus station. It is pretty special to see Sarajevo written as a bus destination but that day we were heading to Dubrovnik. After a long bus ride with pretty cool scenery, we got to our destination and had to get out of the 'cold' of the bus to get back walking in 30+ degrees. On our way we made a little incursion in Bosnia, maybe an hour, but enough so we want to go back to visit. Our home for a few days is a bedroom in a 3 bedroom apartment, including a private balcony. We relaxed at night, enjoying the AC in our room.

The next day, we woke up late, took it slow and went out to visit Dubrovnik Grad (old town). The city within the wall is really nice with all the small cobblestone streets. The view of the Adriatic sea is pretty cool too. We walked around for a while and went through a small doorway in the wall where we had an amazing view of the sea PLUS there were stairs to get in the water.. so we did! Water was warm, but felt cold with the tropical weather outside, it was also turquoise and salty. We had a wonderful time!

We had a second full day to enjoy in Dubrovnik which was great as it is very beautiful and relaxing here. After over a month moving a lot we are getting exhausted and we need to relax from time to time. We went for another nice walk back in the old city. We looked at a few places to swim but decided to go back to the same spot as yesterday. We enjoyed the old town some more before coming back to the apartment and spent some time on our wonderful balcony.

On our last morning here we got ready to take the boat to Italy. It wasn't in the plan to visit Italy but from here it was a good option to keep using the train pass which is not valid in Bosnia or Montenegro south from Croatia. The boat left on time, at noon, after the border control to leave Croatia.




Thursday, 20 June 2013

Split, Croatia

We spent 2 nights in Split. The night we got there we just relaxed as we were really tired from a long bus day including the stop in Plitvice National Park. The next day, we visited the old town called Diocletian Unesco Palace for a while, went around the market, walked on the Riva waterfront promenade and got on top of Suma Marjan Park where we had a nice view over the city. We went to Bacvice beach, which was really crowded, but swimming in the Adriatic Sea cooled us off for a while. We then relaxed in the small studio we rented for the rest of the evening.




Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Plitvice, Croatia

The park is amazing with it's 16 lakes of turquoise water. They are all on different levels and have waterfalls in between. The views are breathtaking and it is worth the detour. There are a few paths that go around all the lakes and it is would be easy to spend a whole day walking around. The bus took us from Zagreb to here in a little over 2 hours and we had to take another one in the afternoon to continue our journey to Split. We definitely have a lot more interest for the nature than the capitals as we feel way better after a day visiting something like this or the caves in Divaca than walking around Zagreb or Oslo.


Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Zagreb, Croatia

We were in Zagreb for 2 nights. We didn't do much more than walking around town and also visited the Mirogoj cemetery. We didn't know we were gonna be in Zagreb for Seb's birthday but we didn't do anything special. We had a few beers at the bar downstairs and there was a whole rugby team partying all day and night in the hostel. At 8 AM they had to be in the bar to resume the party and they were sleeping everywhere in there as well at random times during the day. We are not sure what the occasion was. Zagreb was interresting to see as it is a nice capital, but capitals are looking similar after a few in different countries. They are good for a lot of shopping and partying, but we don't have room in the backpack or the budget for the shopping, and partying there or anywhere is mostly the same.