Croatia, Europe, Travel

The Ancient City of Salona, Croatia

Once upon a time, thousands and thousands of years ago, there was a massive Roman city on the Croatian coastline, not far from modern-day Split. Salona was this majestic city's name, and altogether it survived for over a thousand years, rising to prominence as the capital of the Roman province of Dalmatia. Put bluntly- it… Continue reading The Ancient City of Salona, Croatia

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The Quiet Side of Hvar Island- 24 Hours in Stari Grad

Well pals, let me start by saying that this post is TAINTED WITH REGRET. The bitter sting of regret. But also, happiness and joy at the fact that we decided to go to Hvar at all. Me and my pal Rachel had already been having a brilliant time exploring Croatia's Dalmatian Coast (absolutely zero Dalmatians… Continue reading The Quiet Side of Hvar Island- 24 Hours in Stari Grad

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Krka National Park (Expectation vs Reality and the problem with #instatravel)

Pinterest, Instagram and the internet in general had all filled me in on the wonders of Krka National Park in Croatia. You might have seen the pictures yourself. Beautiful waterfalls cascading into a splendiferously turquoise lake, water twinkling in the sunshine, surrounded by dense woodland. And the internet has not lied about this, because all… Continue reading Krka National Park (Expectation vs Reality and the problem with #instatravel)

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A Visit to Klis Fortress, Croatia

As we drove through the rocky hills of Dalmatia with the sea behind us and mountains ahead, I couldn't actually tell where the fortress was. Apparently it was directly ahead of us- then kind of to the left- then kind of ahead again, and I was beginning to think that my eyes needed testing when… Continue reading A Visit to Klis Fortress, Croatia

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Trogir, the Little Venice of Dalmatia

The town of Trogir is located on the historic Dalmatian Coast of Croatia, not too far from Split (and in actual fact, closer to Split airport than Split itself is), and although it's a place I'd never heard of until I arrived in the beautiful Balkan country, I was so glad that we decided to… Continue reading Trogir, the Little Venice of Dalmatia

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What to do in Split

We finally made it to Croatia a whole 24 hours later than we'd previously expected, due to a ginormous thunderstorm that had been rumbling all over Europe, and when our plane glided down over the bright Mediterranean Sea and touched down at long last at Split airport, I heard my pal Rachel sitting in the… Continue reading What to do in Split