Hope you’re all doing amazing!
As some of you may know, I went to Croatia in October for just four days as a birthday treat for my partner Richard. This holiday I was prepared and had an actually digital camera so I could capture the moment in all its glory. I’ll be giving you a play by play of each day so you can know every significant detail of my trip.
Our flight was around 7.30am so this ment a 3am wake up to get ready and have food at the airport which we ended having Nando’s, which I yet to even have before and I didn’t even know breakfast was a thing. The flight was nice and easy but because I left with a cold, being in the air was horrible as it made my ears pop and a headache. I listened to my ipod in attempt to drain out the pain along with writing a few blog post ideas in my notes section on my phone, I’d made a post about my plane carry on if you wanna get a few ideas, especially if you’ve never flown before.
Once we arrived in Croatia and took our booked transport to the hotel, we then dumped our luggage off and headed off exploring outside our hotel which we then discovered we had an incredible beach. After a look around we then went back to our room and got into our swimwear. We had a very unfortunate moment which lead us both to getting injured, starting with Richard climbing in a rocky part of the sea and slipping, leaving him with both his thumbs cut, me coming to save him and slicing my foot open. Later on in the day we were approached by a man who was selling excursions, so we booked ourselves on a trip to all three islands on the Thursday. The Food was pretty bog standard, nothing different to what I could get back at home. In the evening we wanted to get a few drinks for our room so we set off to find a shop and I soon found some sweets I’d been on the hunt for months (peach Haribo’s)
We started the day by going for a walk around our hotel and seeing some incredible views. Before we even got to Croatia Richard knew he wanted to see the start of the river where an old mill stands, so we travelled there and our taxi driver was kind enough to show us around the area which we then gave him a tip for having gone that extra mile.
After exploring the beautiful mill we caught a bus to the old town, where a lot of the ‘Game of Thrones’ scenes were filmed. The town had an amazing sweet shop called ‘Captain Candy’ which we spent a lot of money in without realising. Later on in the day we were offered a glass bottom boat ride around the town, we saw an abandon hotel which was awesome. We discovered an aquarium so I was hoping to see a turtle and a shark as they’re my favourite, Turned out to only have a turtle which was sitting at the bottom of the tank but we did see some cute seahorses. As our trip was all inclusive we didn’t need to eat out but because we got peckish and found a restaurant that has one of my favourite foods, Calamari and not just as a starter but a MAIN.
The day of our excursion to the three islands, we had to be at the beach at 8.30am. There was around eight of us but we then had to travel round to the old town to pick up more passengers.
We first travelled to Kolocep where we spent 20 minutes and it had a small sandy beach and Richard took a little dip and I collected some sand in a bottle, Yes I collect sand from every country I go to. We then changed onto a larger boat where we were then given our meal, a side of salad which I wasn’t keen on, I had chicken and Richard had fish.
Sipan, where we had slightly longer of 45 minutes and I got my first postcard which I then knew I should have got one on the first island as I also collect postcards. This had a beach but it was all stony and Richard of course had to take another dip. On this island we saw some small tube like fish that we hadn’t seen before.
Lopud, The island we had the longest amount of time at of 1 hour 30. I again got another postcard and we also got a really tasty ice cream, I got a cookies and cream one, I was so tempted to get another. We had a look around the souvenir shops but they had nothing special. Again Richard had another swim and this time so did I but I injured myself in doing so, Lets just say the steps were really slippy when getting in. Since we had a lot more time on this island we explored a little and discovered a woodland area which had an unusual altar table. We then headed back to the hotel beach with enough time to have a swim there then head to get dinner.
Heading home, this was really easy, catching the taxi to the airport and arriving with plenty of time to get a bite to eat and a browse in duty free. We arrived just gone 4.30pm and caught the bus back to Richards house and ordered my favourite takeaway, korma.
Thanks for taking the time to read this, I have to say this wasn’t much of a relaxing holiday as it was a lot of stuff crammed into three days but I do recommend going there if you ever get the chance, I feel its more of a one time trip as we did do all there was for that area.
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