Pro tip: do not come to Croatia because you will never want to leave.
I took the (6 hour) bus from Zagreb down to Split and saw some of the most incredible scenery I have ever seen. You literally can’t stop looking out the window because there’s just too much to see.
After getting to my hostel (2 minutes from the beach!), I had some drinks with some other people staying there which ended in a rowdy Monday night and two of us running into the Adriatic Sea which was incredible and up there as one of the coolest things I’ve ever done.
The next day we went to the beach to hangout and enjoy the sun, which was such a novelty to me because back home going to the beach in October is unheard of.
The beach had the clearest water I have ever seen in my entire life. You could see EVERYTHING.
We had an easy beach day and then made a low key family dinner which was exactly what we needed after a long day in the sun.
The next day a group of us headed out to go and explore the old town. It is absolutely stunning – all winding, narrow streets that are like a maze. We went up to the top of the bell tower at Diocletian’s Palace. The stairs up were horrendous (and 100x worse on the way down) but the views were incredible.
We also went up a huge hill to check out more of the views of the city. We ended our day at the beach and with a huge family dinner – we also determined that Kieran looks just like Elijah Wood (especially with the crazy eyes).
A group of us the next day headed up to Krka National Park which has to be hands down one of the most beautiful sites I’ve ever seen in my life. It’s all these incredible blues and greens everywhere you look.
The highlight of the day for me was getting to swim as close to the waterfalls as I could get. It was freezing cold but worth every single second of not being able to feel my legs after. There’s nothing quite like being able to swim in the same water that’s rushing down from the falls.
I spent my last two days at the beach as one does before going to catch my ferry across to Hvar. I cannot wait to come back to Split to vacation again in the future.
I also got to leave my mark on the wall – what is meant to be will not pass you by.