Before the Storm - Split, Croatia

Although Frances and I were traveling alone for the last couple weeks, we were happy to join some familiar faces from Calgary.  This time, we arrived in the gorgeous country of Croatia where we planned to spend the next 7 days sailing the Adriatic Sea.  The two of us were looking forward to a more relaxing pace compared to the busy tourist traps of London, Paris, and Rome.  Plus it helps the wallet when the Canadian Dollar goes a little further on Croatian Kuna compared to the Euro.

We met up with our friends Kyle, Adrienne, Elisa, & JP in the town of Split.  The four of them have been planning this yacht trip for almost a year and the timing worked out perfectly to fit this into our Honeymoon. For our accommodations, Adrienne found a cozy apartment, perfectly located in the heart of town.

Split is known for being one of Croatia's central transportation hubs, not only for flying in, but also the starting point for those famous sailing tours.  Another notable highlight of Split is that it's the home to Diocletian's Palace, a Roman castle built in the center of town and one of many filming location for those Game of Throne fans.

As it was the calm before the storm, we made the most of our first two days exploring the city streets, markets, and of course we couldn't resist soaking up some sun at the local beach.  One place to recommend for eats would be Bokeria Kitchen & Wine, one of the local faves serving a great selection of Croatian tapas. Definitely a place to check out, even though there was a mix up with our reservation, but the hostess did make it up with a an apology note.