Took the fast ferry ( 1 hour ) from Split to the island of Hvar to visit Hvar Town. It and Dubrovnik are supposedly the sunniest places in Croatia. The tourist season has come and gone. It is almost like a ghost town with only a few locals and the occasional tourist wandering the streets. Everything closes by 8 pm. A local bar had All drinks for only 50 kuna ($8.25). Can not imagine how expensive it is during the tourist season. Lol nice beautiful and sunny place to recharge my batteries before flying to Zagreb, Croatia on the 31st. Then train to Slovenia and on to Vienna , Austria before flying to Jordan.
October 28, 2014
Walked up to the Fortress above Hvar Town, Croatia. The Fortress is about 300 feet above the town and construction started in 1282 but was not completed until the 16th century. The worst damage to the Fortress ocurred on October 1, 1579 when a thunderbolt struck the gunpowder store causing a huge explosion causing major damage to the fortress and parts of town below.
Day trip from Split (2 hrs each way) to visit Krka National Park. Plitvice National Park gets most of the headlines but locals assured me that Krka was just as spectacular. I was very pleased. The boat ride to the falls was beautiful and the entire hike around the falls only took a little over an hour. I elected to walk the 5 km (3 miles) back to enjoy the outdoors a little longer.
October 25, 2014
Up at 4:30 am to get ready and catch the 6 am and 4 hour bus to Mostar. The road was high in the mountains and while I wanted to sleep, could not keep from watching the winding roads with the 1000 foot drops.