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Croatia – the good bits

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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That time I went on holiday in high season

When my long planned holiday fell through, I had to look for alternatives on a short notice. Well, I didn’t have to but I was determined that I would go away. My criteria for that plan B holiday were:

  • a country that I have never been to
  • it needs to have beaches
  • it needs to have some opportunities for a few cultural day trips
  • not too expensive
  • not too far away
  • flights fitting in with my schedule

All these criteria were met by Croatia! And everybody says that it’s beautiful. So I booked my flights and flew the next day. Turns out, I hadn’t even considered that it would be high season and that it’s a very popular holiday destination for obnoxious families with annoying children. Who would have thought?

Here are some photos I took when I arrived at Okrug Beach, “Trogir’s Copacabana”.

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A rainy day in Split

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.
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view from the ferry to split
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rainy croatian sea

And it rained and rained but I decided that the colourful umbrellas actually made my photos looks more interesting.

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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.
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main square in split croatia

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.
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scenic split croatia

Most of the market stalls were closed due to rain…
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market in split croatia

market in split croatia

market in split croatia

But the streets looked nice and shiny in the rain.
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And finally the skies weren’t as dark anymore and the rain wasn’t as heavy.
rainy streets in split croatia

rainy streets in split croatia

rainy streets in split croatia

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.
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flowers in split croatia

Look at the tiniest stop sign that the traffic warden has. Hahaha!
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View from the taxi boat onto Trogir, where I’m staying.
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view onto trogir

When I arrived I practically ran to the beach and jumped into the sea.