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Published: August 23rd 2019
20.08.2019. This morning we said farewell to Ema, our gorgeous host in Split, who, as promised, walked us to the ferry terminal for our trip across to Hvar Island, a journey of one hour. We were greeted on Hvar by a representative from our hotel who organised us and our luggage to be delivered there forthwith! We settled in and at about 5.00pm took off on a short and pleasant walk into the main square for drinks and dinner.
Our hotel is pretty good with a pool and bar area, plenty to choose from in the way of meals but we chose to wander into the square to eat and enjoy the atmosphere. The staff are young, friendly and helpful, the hotel facilities excellent.
Hvar has a gorgeous port, filled with many boats and some very large yachts worth squillions of dollars and we’ve picked out one we’d like to sail the Mediterranean in - when we win that elusive lottery one day, not so soon! The town square was crowded with tourists, of course, and we people watched over a few drinks before dinner. Every cafe was filled to capacity and everyone was vying for a table out
of the sun - it is very hot here, 32-odd degrees and not a lot of shade when walking.
Everywhere is busy! The bars and cafes do a roaring trade and deliveries are made non-stop in little trucks and carts, racing up and down the square dropping off supplies.
21.08.2019. Hvar is another ancient city here in Croatia and up on the hill just above our hotel is an ancient fort built in the 1200s. I put my mountain goat hat on this morning and we made the trek up there and the views over the harbour were worth the climb! The downhill journey was steps, more and more steps, everywhere steps, which ended in the town square. Most of the buildings date back 900 years or so and are still in good condition. There was no graffiti here, we noticed, unlike the other cities we’ve visited this trip.
We bought a sandwich to take back to the hotel for lunch, and also to get out of the blazing heat, and John enjoyed a swim later - he and most of the other residents of the hotel! We’d spotted an Asian restaurant earlier in the day so
trekked back into the square for dinner there.
22.08.2019. This morning we wandered around the harbour and laneways, trying not to get caught up in the hordes of people getting off the ferries! It was very hot again so we sat down for homemade lemonade, which seems to be the go here, and we made an observation.
We have never seen so many semi-clad, nearly naked, females in our life! European women are definitely more liberal than Australians with their holiday wear - or lack of it - attire more appropriate for the beach or pool! Sigh...perhaps I’m just jealous!
We had dinner at the hotel tonight - too lazy to wander down that track again into town - and are packed ready to go tomorrow morning for Dubrovnik.
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