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Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Hvar July 7th 2007

We were sad to leave Budapest, but Hvar was a great change from the craziness of traveling over the past few weeks. We flew from Budapest to Split, Croatia on Tuesday morning, then took a ferry to the island of Hvar. Walking into the Split airport (with one backpack filled with wine, as well as one obviously marked "fragile" duffel bag, we walked through customs as if we had nothing to declare. Awesome. As we walked off of the ferry, we were bombarded with people heckling us, asking if we needed a place to stay. Fortunately, we had already booked a room with a lovely Croatian woman named Ivanka Ivanovic (of course). She picked us up at the harbor, and immediately became our Croatian mother, telling us where to go, eat, shop, swim, etc. She ... read more
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Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Dubrovnik July 6th 2007

First thing I got here, MY CAMERA. and guess what? TNT delivered it to the wrong city!!!! WTF???????? After a few expensive phone calls and stuff, They finally send it again through another company and it will arrive tomorrow morning. SUCKS, why? coz I got my ticket to Mostar before I got to the hostel and well. it was supposingly a 8am one. now, the camera is delayed for another day, so I need to switch to the afternoon bus, and paid like 50 Kunas more!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHH!!! " Also after having to pay 60 Euros....I am short in Kunas...dun wanna take out more from the ATM, so decided to pay in Euros....-___-"....then I have more kunas left.....was thinking about eating it all but then....thats a little too luxurious..haaaa! Then thought about shopping for some nicer ... read more
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Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Split July 6th 2007

• 7-6 Bled - Zagreb That morning I finally got to enjoy Lake Bled with all of its intended beauty. The sun was finally out, the mountains were still snow capped, the lake and all its surroundings where all at there peak. The only thing missing was an attractive female and a picnic basket… Well leaving bled moments after my daydream and off to Zagreb, Croatia. Unfortunately trains decided to be late. Oh well, there was some good graffiti around. However I almost did make the decision to take a much longer train ride and become completely off track by going to Budapest with a bunch of British chicas, but decided against it. The train wasn’t very full after an hour or two and I got the pleasure of have my own room and took a ... read more
Zagreb Cathedral
Zagreb Square
Zagreb street

Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Trogir July 6th 2007

We have had a very lazy week in Sucuraj with lots of beach and get together with family and long lunches and diving off the harbour wall (we saw some local kids doing this) and fishing and usual holiday stuff! Spent state-of-origin (it was midday here) basking in the sun on the said harbour wall and waiting with baited breath for regular text updates on the score from Mich! Our deal was that when either team scored we all(except Nan) had to dive off the wall in to the azure Mediterranean (did you like the 'azure' bit?). After a quick 2 plunges it was a long wait till our next and they were sad dives as our beloved Maroons crashed to defeat. We had to saunter over to Bistro Tony in the arvo sun and drown ... read more

Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Korcula July 5th 2007

Korcula gets a **** star out of 5!!!!!! god.....comparing Hvar to Korcula....Hvar gets a...*.5 only!!!!!! Korcula is so much more beautiful!!! the habour, the beaches, the water!!! and also...after going to all the calm Croatian sheltered coast...you finally see people windsurfing!!!! so nice!! They also have tons of watersports to do!!!!! so fun!!!! The things are much cheaper here as well!!! The hostel I went to...umm...party hostel....but nice and cozy... They have daily movie and party nights...these drinks called buckets of love...HAAAAA..got an Apple Fizzy Bucket...YUM=) the one star missing is coz...transport to this Island is not so efficient...and the tours to Mljet....ALL STOP ON THURSDAY!!!! damnit!! that was the only full day I have on the Island!!!! ....... Taking a 645am bus to Dubrovnik tomorrow....OMG....-___- but I will get my camera back tomorrow........ read more
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Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Dubrovnik July 5th 2007

Too bad the toilets were holes in the ground. Not so bad for Chris, but not very nice for me. I managed to keep it in the toilet though. Other than that, Dubrovnik was beautiful. We walked the city ramparts, which are giant stone walls that surround the city. The main city streets were marble and so smooth. Dubrovnik was in the middle of a war not too long ago, and any buildings that were damaged were rebuilt with orange roofs. Everyone spoke impeccable English. They even had gelatto! There wasn't a bit of litter anywhere and the Adriatic Sea was a crystal blue. Not Cancun blue, but lovely none the less. When it comes to postcard beauty, Dubrovnik even surpasses Venice, believe it or not.... read more

Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Hvar July 4th 2007

Hey all. Well have arrived on the lovely Island of Hvar, it is off the coast from Split and what a magical place it is. Seems pretty up market but we got rooms with a lovely old lady through Lonely Planet guide and they are great, could however do with aircon. We at least have a kitchen we can use in this place so I am off to buy a chicken and other bits to make us some dinner - getting sick of pizza etc all the time, but the Octopus and Greek salads are to die for. This is the Croatian version of Elba and about as upmarket. The heatwave continues in this part of the world with temps in mid to late thirties each and every day, sorry. Was so warm last night that ... read more

Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Hvar July 3rd 2007

Hvar Town, Hvar Island Croatia Europe » Croatia » Hvar By The Martini s July 3rd 2007 Kelly Martin June 30, 2007 Last night we had a yummy dinner at a restaurant called Hanibal. We had some local Hvar Rose’ wine and dinner with lots of fish. Jon gave me some gorgeous gold circular earrings and matching ring for my anniversary present. The style of jewelry is only indicative of the Dalmatian coast. I don’t know exactly how you spell it, but it sounds like pursta or bursta. We checked out of the Palace Hotel and said good bye to Hvar town. On the way out we stopped at the Fortress on the top of the hill that dates back to the 16th century. We asked t... read more
Dinner at Hanibal
Dinner at Hanibal
Rokko the Hvar Pug at the jewlery shop

Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Split July 3rd 2007

We spent our last night in Split and then woke up and did some shopping. The jewelry in Hvar and Split has been beautiful. There are lots of handmade gold and silver ornate jewelry. There is also a lot of coral and turquoise. Every little shop has something a little different. The traditional Pursta or Bursta jewelry is only in Hvar and Split and is beautiful. Jon found a new and clean pair of shorts and a shirt at Diesel. We jumped in the little car and headed north to the Opatija Riviera. We took the highway that was a toll way. There was no speed limit and Jon had our little Fiat Punto going as fast as it would go (150kmh+). The area was so beautiful with lush green pine trees or grape vines. ... read more
Driving to Opatija
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Driving to Opatija

Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Hvar July 3rd 2007

So arrived on Hvar...the big touristy Island. The beaches arent really that great.....all rocky and pebbly...but loads of sun!....I got a bad tan..with a vest mark... Met many travellers at the hostel....very nice!!! leanred how to play one of those board games I never understood....the ones behind the chess board ne....with the triangular pointy thingies.....haaa...its actually pretty fun! a girl at my hostel lend me her bikini!...and damn...its comfortable! haaaaaaa.....tho just wearing it so I can get a nice tan.....haaaaa... was gonna buy one here but they dun sell them!!! * Anyways...its been a slacking holiday week so far...... and finally got news on my camera.....will get it in Dubrovnik!...THANK GOD...but guess what? Croatia not in the EU so i have to pay like...60Euros to import it!!! WTF!!!????????????????? so pissed...... but at least people at ... read more
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