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Another beautiful day

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We arrived in Korcula yesterday and got to enjoy a beautiful night in the town. This morning we had a little time, and what a gorgeous town! We lucked out and got a guesthouse right across the road from the beach and only a 2 minute walk to the old town, although Korcula is very small, so I’m sure most of the accommodations are pretty nearby. We jumped in the water as soon as we arrived; the water here is surprisingly cold! Feels just like swimming in Cambra Sands, although it’s not so bad when it’s over 35 degrees outside! After that we got some groceries and packed a supper before going into the old town to explore it a bit. We found a couple of great museums and a great spot outside the city walls on the ocean to eat our supper. It was perfect.

We were also lucky enough to be in Korcula on a Thursday night, which means the Moreska was on. It’s a sword dance that they’ve been performing here for over 400 years. For a while they showed it all around the Mediterranean, but now it’s mostly only in Korcula. It was very interesting, and there was a beautiful a capella group at the beginning of the show. At the end of the night we went to a cocktail bar on top of an old fortress. The only way up was on a small ladder through a hole in the ceiling and they give the orders and get the drinks using a pulley up and down the outside of the fort. It was very cool. Anyway, we’re sad to be leaving Korcula, but next up is Dubrovnik which I hear is just as beautiful as this, though it’s hard to imagine.

Here are some of our pictures.

Posted by kmclean 09:41 Archived in Croatia Tagged summer croatia korcula moreska Comments (0)

Arrived in Split

Finally our trip has started

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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.

Posted by kmclean 17:47 Archived in Croatia Tagged germany croatia flights split basel easyjet Comments (0)

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