I arrived here with a new bunch of friends I had met in Dubrovnik. We managed to get our own apartment, which felt like a penthouse after all of the hostels – though in reality it was a super budget apartment – so I stayed here for four nights in the end. The town is beautiful with buildings from many different generations making it very interesting to walk around and admire. My favourite thing about the old town was that by looking down one street or at one of the old walls I could see at least three different styles and ages of buildings.
Three perfect days of sunshine meant that I could get in the water again – my second time since Australia! The water was so cold, around 14 degrees, though very refreshing. The beaches were mainly filled with stones, however the coast line had some really cool pools and calm areas to swim. The Marjan park was right next to it so it was great to be able to go for a quick hike and look down over the ocean and town.
I climbed the mountain twice, coming across the Croatian flag at the top of the mountain and some pretty rough coastline in the north. The coastline made me laugh in a way because in most countries it would be considered crazy to swim where all of the rough rocks and water are, but here it is considered a beach. It seemed like the next step down from the rock beaches all over the place. I imagine in summer some of these less desirable beaches would be the only quiet places though.
I spent a lot of time here doing nothing but socialising, meeting some pretty incredible and intelligent people. It was great having discussions about politics, travel and life in general. Plus one of the guys loved cheesecake so we found an amazing place and binged. While it was one of my favourite places so far I can’t really say I did anything except socialise, swim and walk around the park. I guess I’m pretty simple to please.