Saturday, November 10, 2012

Split me in two, I want to stay forever.

Croatia's Dalmatian Coast was stunning. I mean, look at this:

 While it wasn't planned this way, our trip went from being very high input to very low input as we progressed. In Austria, there were lots of museums, historical attractions, and sights to see. But as we made our way to Croatia, there were less "must sees" and more people watching, meandering, and coffee sipping. In Split, we wandered, alone and individually, sipped drinks as the night crowd paraded down the Riva (promenade) in front of the harbor, went to the beach, and ate delicious, italian-style, pizza and gelato.
At the beach! Almost.
The picture below is from the front door of our apartment building. You can just see the ocean down the way! We were also directly across from the fish market (smelly), around the corner from a Rick Steves recommended pizza place (so good we went there twice), and mere steps away from a fresh juice cart, a gelato stand, and two bakeries.

The old town of Split is build within the walls of the Emperor Diocletian's retirement palace.

You can see the cruise ship tours pouring in.
We spent one sun drenched day on the island of Brac, famous for it's stone, olive oil, and beaches. The olive oil is special because Brac olive trees are all the same, distinctive breed of olive. I think it tastes very green and a little grassy. Delicious on bread. We bought some at the market that had been bottled in glass water bottles. Very authentic.

 The beach has aquamarine water, a beer garden, a nude section, and pebbles, not sand. It makes for very clean, clear water but awfully uncomfortable sunbathing.

Zlatni Rat, world famous beach on Brac
Croatia was the most perfect, chill way to end our European adventure!

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