Day two in Split, Croatia

  Our second day in Split started the same as the first, with coffee and giant pastries – my Nutribullet was going to need some serious attention once home! We were also happy to see the sun beaming back at us as the weather forecast hadn’t been too hopeful. So, with full bellies and sun cream smothered on, we excitedly headed back to Marjan Park to find a beach that Ciaran had spotted on Google maps. It was quite the trek and if I were…Continue Reading “Day two in Split, Croatia”

Day one in Split, Croatia

  Having fallen completely in love with both Vis and Hvar, our arrival to Split initially felt like an anti-climax and our two days spent there resulted in a love-hate relationship. Our first day was spent finding our feet and involved an awful lot of walking – probably a good thing after our sugar-laden breakfast! The plan was to spend the first half of the day at the beaches on the east side of town but, upon arrival, we were greeted by hundreds of children…Continue Reading “Day one in Split, Croatia”

Fabio Residence, Split

  For the final leg of our Croatia trip, we ferried it back to Split, where we spent three nights at Fabio Residence. Situated in Old Town, a few streets back from the main square and promenade, it was a bit of a challenge to find but once we were there we soon realised the benefits: quiet, secluded and the opportunity to gain an insight into local life. The owner, Maja, greeted us and showed us our cute, modern room, which she had kitted out…Continue Reading “Fabio Residence, Split”

How much money for one week in Croatia?

    Having found it difficult to find detailed information on how much it costs to travel to different destinations, I have decided to begin a travel money series, detailing the cost of travel, accommodation, food, drink and activities while on holiday. Here I launch the series with a breakdown of how much money I spent during a one-week holiday in Croatia. Due to the increasing popularity of the country, I was expecting it to be a relatively expensive destination. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find that most…Continue Reading “How much money for one week in Croatia?”

Carpe Diem, Hvar

  For our final day on Hvar, we decided to get a water taxi over Splitsko-Dalmatinska, a tiny island that’s home to the Carpe Diem Beach Club. Having had a few too many vodka lemonades the night before at their bar on the main island, which seemed to be the most popular bar suitable for our age group (i.e. not 18), we were eager to see what island beach club had to offer. During the day, the bar is a chilled, stylish swimming spot and…Continue Reading “Carpe Diem, Hvar”