If I had to sum up Croatia in one word it would be “Beautiful.” Let me explain.
The people are beautiful, the water is beautiful, the food is beautiful (and amazing), and overall, it’s just a lovely place.
My friend Lindsay and I ventured here in 2010 and took the place by storm. The thing about life is that you get distracted and now here I am, a year and a half later, finally posting these (not so fabulous because they were taken with my iPhone 3G) pictures.
The beaches are a bit pebbly, but whatevs! Oh, also—you can get a massage ON THE BEACH, for
pebbles pennies. Seriously, I think her name is Maria, and she knows how to work the back.
The fact that these pictures were taken with my (old school-not so) smart phone, you know that they are not doing the place justice. Yet still, how gorgeous does that water look? And how expensive do those yachts look (actually not sure if I included the Yacht pic here—I don’t think it turned out so well)? Seriously, those things are all over. Do you have to be swimming in money to venture to Croatia? No…but that would be nice, wouldn’t it?
If my friend and I played our cards right, we probably could have ridden on one of those monster boats. Maybe next time.
The gelato is SO good that we had two cones in one sitting (yes, two cones each…and no, we are not gluttons all of the time).
If you look close enough, you’ll see those monster yachts I refer to above.
Assorted Bruschetta? Yes please!
Some of the best pizza we’ve had came from Croatia (it’s close to Italy!) and we made a ton of friends because everyone wants to talk to you.
When I told people I was going to Croatia, their first response was, “Why??” Well, the best answer is, “Why not?” This place is AMAZING.
A summary of the trip:
1. Visited Split (it’s a bit of a port town, but that’s where we found the pizza and a waiter friend who gave us really
gross “interesting” Panna Cotta (that may, or may not, have ended up in our napkins)
2. Visited Brach (that’s where Maria gives the massages)
3. Visited Hvar (our favorite because it had the gelato pictured above and we stayed in a 5 star hotel for practically nothing!)
Have questions about where we stayed? Email me! firstname.lastname@example.org.