27.10.2008 - 01.11.2008 18 °C
Welcome to Paradise!
I arrived in Croatia after a long full day of travel but I knew that I was going to love it here. Split was originally a palace and the original wall and tower are still there. It was a lovely city full of shops and cafes around every corner. The place was like a maze and it was fun to see what was around the next turn. We had some great dinners in Split (I had been craving sea food- Hungary does not have good sea food, that is for sure, so I got my fix in Split). One of the highlights was walking to the top of this great tower, there we had some great views of the city.
I enjoyed shopping and got many Christmas presents for my friends and family, almost everyone is checked off the list. It will be nice to get back and not have to worry about going to the mall Christmas Eve or anything like that. I am really looking forward to being home for Christmas, Halloween is just a few days away and I am missing all the decorations, carving pumpkins and eating lots and lots of candy.
We did a few day trips from Split, we went onto the island Brac. I really enjoyed a nice, quite, peaceful walk along the coast. It reminded me of home with the rocky shore and the pine trees along the water. This island defiantly had a Northern California feel, where as the rest of the coast looked more like Hawaii. It had great mountains that sweep down to meet the coast covered in tropical plants. It was quite amazing to have such tropical atmosphere paired with ancient and magnificent buildings.
I also did a small hike up to a hill near the city and it was nice to get some fresh air. The weather was great! We had some rain but all at night and during the day the sun came out. We could have gone swimming but it was just a little to cold and we didn't get to a sandy beach, just rocky ones.
I loved Croatia and I will defiantly go back. The people were great, they were also so happy and helpful. But what I enjoyed the most was their sense of humor. I was constantly laughing and it was a great way to escape the stresses of school.
On my last night there I watched a stunning sunset and it was a great way to end my vacation.