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Free Weekend #2:  Split, Croatia

All Of Us At The Overlook Of The City - Split, Croatia Last weekend, five of my friends and I went to Croatia for the second free weekend out of the three that we get.  Personally, I had never heard of Croatia before coming on this trip, but going on this trip was one of the best decisions I have ever made.  It was absolutely gorgeous, one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen! We were in Split, which is the second largest city in all of Croatia, where we stayed at the Tchaikovsky Hostel Split.   I had never stayed in a hostel before and I was actually really nervous about the whole experience (after hearing all the crazy stories from some of my friends on the trip who went to Amsterdam about strange men watching them sleep…), but it was a great experience!  The hostel was so nice and clean, and the staff was extremely friendly and helpful with anything and everything we asked them about.   Strawberries And Other Fruit At The Market - Split, Croatia

Split is on the coast, so naturally we went to the beach everyday we were there.  It was really nice to have a little bit of downtime since we have not really stopped going since we got to Belgium 4 and a half weeks ago!  We also did a little shopping at the local market where there were a lot of little “shops” (really just stands or little tents) .  The market had anything and everything you could ever imagine! From fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, meat, and pastries to clothes, scarves, shoes, and handbags to name just a few, they really did have it all!  I don’t think I realized how grateful I was to have good fruit and vegetables that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg! In Belgium (well at least where we grocery shop in Antwerp…) the fresh fruits and veggies (fruit especially) are either not very good, or they are super expensive.  I think one of the things I am most excited about having when I get home is fresh food!

Two nights that we were there, we went to a restaurant called Fife.  It was a small restaurant on the water and it was really yummy and also pretty cheap.  The portions were huge and the food was delicious, so after the first time we went, we decided to go back a second time a few nights later! I had calamari and grilled vegetables and it was so good!

"Water Park" In Supetar, Croatia The last full day we were in Croatia, we decided to switch it up a little and we took a ferry to an island off the coast of Split, Supetar.  It was a small island that we were told is a popular tourist attraction.  It was so nice! It was little and cute, but there was also a lot to do. When we went to the beach, we saw a portion of the water that was roped off and had a bunch of moon bounce type of objects floating around.  When we went over to see what it was, we found out that it is a “water park” type of place with a lot of stuff similar to the things they use and do on the TV show Wipeout.  I don’t know if you have ever seen it, but I always thought it was a little silly, who can’t do that stuff I always though… Well boy was I wrong! It was so hard! There was a trampoline, a bunch of slides, a “blob”, a rock wall type of thing, and a bunch of other stuff, but it was so hard to get on and when you did, it was hard to stay on! My friends and I were the only girls and the only people over the age of about 12 playing on all the stuff, but we had a blast (and boy was it a workout)! While we were waiting for the ferry back to Split, we stopped at a little restaurant/bar to get some gelato.  None of us had any idea what we were getting into, but it was hands down the best gelato I have ever had! It was a huge sundae type thing, but it was really cheap and definitely worth every penny spent!

The next day, it was time to go.  Although we were all so sad to leave paradise, we were all ready to get back to the Monty and finish up the last few things we have to do for our classes before our finals and presentations next week!

View Of Split, Croatia From The Ferry

This was our view leaving Split on the ferry when we were headed to Supetar!

Gelato Sundae In Supetar, Croatia

This is my amazing gelato sundae that I had when we were in Supetar! It was easily the best gelato I have ever had (even better than Italy!).

My Roommate And I On The Last Night In Split, Croatia

This is my roommate, Katie, and I on our last night in Split.  This was right before dinner, where we ended up matching! We didn’t plan it at all, but we both came out of the bathroom and it just so happened we were wearing the same skirt in different colors!

XOXO Kristen


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