21.04.2011 25 °C
Our adventure into our first non EU country did not quite go to plan. We arrived at the dive of a place called Bari and managed to have every paper under the sun but still couldn’t board the ferry to Dubrovnik. A day later after driving late into the night plus sleeping in a random servo we were on the ferry from Ancona and 12 hours later we arrived in Split. Thank god for that!
We caught another ferry straight to Hvar. I don’t think this island could get any better. Beautiful beaches, the water was brilliant blue and perfect weather to boot. It was amazing to say the least.
We even hired a scooter for one of the days, which was an interesting experience. I think the Croatians learnt how to drive from the Italians…!
It enabled us to go to a few of the not so known beaches, explore random areas and for Kieran to get his naked shot without scaring all the tourists
We were sad to leave the paradise that was Hvar but at least we were heading onto Split. We had a day trip to Trogir, the smallest island possible. It was gorgeous too.
Our hotel in Split was so cute; especially as it was smack bang in the middle of the historical district…literally it was a part of the old roman walls. We spent most of the time wondering through the ongoing markets and around the parklands and bays.
On our last evening we decided to go out for a local feast. The food was beautiful and the servings were HUGE but the wine was interesting (culprit below); it smelt like dirty old socks and I’m pretty sure was home brew so note to anyone going to Croatia – don’t order the house wine.
Now… back to Italy and then Austria