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Saturday, December 07, 2019

Goodbye Croatia

Pixlr (7)Can't believe it is already our last night in Europe again. Why do vacations fly by sooo fast? Our flight leaves out of Pixlr_20191207165200276Split airport at 7.30am (ugh - too early) We do have a 3 hour layover in Munich so we at least should have some time to sit and grab something to eat and drink while there. We get into NY/JFK at 3.40pm. And then Monday morning it's back to work and reality. Well going to hold on to the vacation feeling for tonight and our travel day tomorrow before facing reality just yet. :)

Croatia has been a blast and we have mostly lucked out with the weather too. Zagreb was a bit of a washout but the rain did stop at one point so we were able to enjoy the Christmas markets and night time atmosphere without getting further drenched. 

The drive to Zadar was fine and we had a nice time there. Beautiful sunny day by the coast. Had enough time to walk around, snap pictures and have a delicious lunch and some drinks. The hotel (Bastion) was really nice even though we did have some trouble finding it at first. Due to some construction and road closures it could only be accessed via an one-way road. We did manage eventually and all was fine. 

Then on Wednesday we were off to Dubvronik and the weather was great for the 2 days we were there. Couldn't have asked for more. On Wednesday when we got there after checking into our hotel (Lero) we walked into the old town and walked around the old city walls. Quite a bit of a climb at times but definitely worth it. Great views of the ocean, coastline as well as the city and rooftops. Super pretty. After our walk we wandered around the old walled town and checked out some more sights. Had dinner at a delicious seafood restaurant and some wine at a neat wine bar afterwards. Then took a cab back to the hotel as we decided we were tired of walking. :)

Thursday we took a trip into Bosnia to a little town called Trebinje which was only about 35-40 min. away. Had lunch there and walked around for a bit. Definitely a little adventure as it wasn't really a town American tourists would be expected. But we managed to have a delicious lunch and enjoyed ourselves before heading back to Dubvrovnik. More seafood for dinner in the old town. 

Yesterday, Friday, we drove back up to Split. The weather has been a bit iffy but not too bad. Our hotel (Marul) is really close to the center which also proved a bit interesting with driving and parking but again all worked out ok in the end. Walked around and took in the sights of the old town and also had a yummy lunch at a pizzeria and some delicious wine at a wine bar. And today, Saturday, we drove to Trogir, about 35 min. away. Another neat small walled town near the sea. And another place that gets really busy in the summer but as it was off season it was pretty quiet. Still enjoyed ourselves and had more delicious seafood and wine for lunch. Managed to luck out with the downpour of rain mostly too as it rained the most while we were having lunch. Also made a new friend - a cute kitten. :) Been enjoying all the cute cats -- always a sign you are in a warmer climate/Mediterranean country when you start to see a lot of cats around. :) 

So just repacked my luggage for tomorrow since our flight is an early one. Then we will head out for our last night here in Croatia. :) Not ready to leave but I guess all goods things do need to come to an end. 

Letter/Mail Update: I received a letter from/owe a reply to: Lotte/Denmark, Celia/MA and Nina/WA.

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