Krka National Park, and the Near-Death Mountain Climb

The long-anticipated Sunday had finally arrived, and we were off on our first and only booked excursion of the week. We booked through an agency online before our arrival, and prepaid a couple of days prior to the excursion at the Portal Travel Agency offices, conveniently around the corner from where we were staying, and more or less in the walls of Diocletian’s Palace.

The excursion was yet another aspect of the holiday which was so reasonably priced and cost us approximately £42 each for the entire day, including transfers and park entry.

We hopped on the coach a little bleary eyed thanks to the early start, to be met with the HAPPIEST coach driver and tour guide I have ever met. WHO is that happy at 8am on a Sunday morning?

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Brač, Crazy Americans, and a day in Split

Following our day in Makarska, we decided to venture across the water to explore one of the many islands accessible from Split.

Supetar in Brač is one of the closest islands in proximity to Split, and takes a little under an hour to reach by boat. Tickets are available from a hut situated at the end of the pier in the harbour, and cost a very reasonable 45 kuna (£4.50) one-way.

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Makarska: Nuns Take Over the Beach

On arrival to Split, and having undergone some SERIOUS patience testing from a number of small children on a coach, we checked into our gorgeous apartment.

For anyone contemplating a visit to Split, I highly recommend Split Inn Apartments. Our ‘studio’ apartment consisted of a huge double room, bathroom, kitchen, dining room and balcony – not very ‘studio’ but definitely a nice surprise.

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Croatia: An Overview

Although it seems like a lifetime ago, my better half Joelle and I have just returned from a week in Croatia. We crammed so much into such a short week that I have chosen to break the holiday up into a multitude of blog posts and pictures – you lucky things!

Croatia consists of over a thousand islands and islets (I didn’t even know that was a word until I visited) with the Adriatic Sea bordering the west side of the country, and five different countries bordering the East, including Slovenia, Hungary, Serbia, Montenegro and most notably Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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