So it wasn’t all doom and gloom when I went to Croatia as I might have led to believe when complaining about the rain in Split and the herds of tourists at the beach.
There were some really nice bits as well! I got to enjoy fresh seafood, read a really good book, drink cheap white wine, swim in the clear blue sea and look at a lot of boats.
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After my flight to Israel was cancelled for security reasons, I wanted to find a different holiday destination. I wasn’t going to let my summer holiday be taken away from me by a war! So I decided to go somewhere new, a country that I had never been to before. I found a flight to Split in Croatia and a hotel in Trogir. I’m staying here for five nights.
Yesterday I woke up to the sound of thunderstorms and heavy rain. It’s not supposed to rain on a summer holiday! So I decided to take the taxi boat to Split and do some sightseeing.
And it rained and rained but I decided that the colourful umbrellas actually made my photos looks more interesting.
I saw the cathedral which was small and full of obnoxious tourists who completely ignored the “no photography” signs. One even pushed me out of the way to get a better photo angle. What is wrong with these people?
In the Jupiter chapel I saw that Jupiter was making a rude gesture to exactly those tourists but they didn’t seem to notice.
I left the Diocletian’s Palace area and luckily the number of obnoxious tourists declined.
It still rained heavily but a lot of people still had their laundry outside.
Most of the market stalls were closed due to rain…
But the streets looked nice and shiny in the rain.
And finally the skies weren’t as dark anymore and the rain wasn’t as heavy.
And the rain stopped! So I had (a terrible) lunch of Greek salad (on recommendation of the waiter) and prawn risotto and walked back down to the harbour.
Look at the tiniest stop sign that the traffic warden has. Hahaha!
View from the taxi boat onto Trogir, where I’m staying.
When I arrived I practically ran to the beach and jumped into the sea.