Finally our trip has started
14.08.2012 - 14.08.2012
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We arrived in Split this morning at 8:00 am. I definitely didn’t consider how difficult a 6:20 am flight would be to get to and catch. Luckily there’s an airport bus that leaves from Neunburg every hour – even at 4:00 am! – to the Basel airport. Meike drove us to the bus stop (we owe her big time!) and we caught the flight with no problems. Also, EasyJet doesn’t seem to be as bad as it can be made out to be. Of course there are “no frills”.. no drinks, snacks, pillows, towelettes, or headphones, but for the price and a one hour flight, we had no issues.
Our first view of Croatia was absolutely beautiful; the Split airport is surrounded by mountains and palm trees. Germany is beautiful, but I think Croatia is so stunning because it’s so different from what we’re used to seeing in Canada. The drive from Basel to Heitersheim looked surprisingly similar to a drive through the Valley. Anyway, our first day in Split was action packed. We had the worst time finding our apartment and ended up walking around the old town and then through it, and we somehow ended up on top of a mountain in a forest park. After an hour of trekking with our heavy packs, we made it, and discovered that the apartment was actually only a 10 minute walk from the centre of the old town. Our apartment was great and the host Ivan was very helpful – he even gave us a quick tour of the city as soon as we checked in. The first day in Split we toured around the old town and explored Diocletian’s palace. It’s quite extravagant. We also went to the ethnographic museum, where you can climb to the roof and catch an amazing view of the city. It was well worth the 10 kunas it cost. We checked out the market to get some groceries and then went home for lunch. By the end of a busy day touring around we’re exhausted, so we’re going to get some rest and get ready for tomorrow!
Update: Here are some of our pictures from Split.