Foto del Giorno X

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Split, Croatia

Croatia seemed to be bursting with dreamlike walled cities at this point. The city of Split felt slightly more urban than Dubrovnik. Here the walled palace seemed to be only a single part of the city as a whole. That being said, the white stone buildings within the walls had a few new surprises, including an underground market. Apparently, back in the day the Roman Emperor could walk straight off his boat and into his palace without stepping foot outside (thanks to higher sea levels and some pretty handy city planning).

Despite our awesome surroundings, our luck had run out in regards to the weather. Constant rain hampered our attempts to sight-see, but I was determined to make it to all of the major spots. One afternoon Dev and I walked up Marjan Hill to the viewpoint where this photo was taken. The walk was quite easy, and there were several houses located on the path up the hill. It was a really cool area. The rain stopped for a few minutes, so I was able to snap a few photos on Dev’s phone. There was actually a café at the lookout point and an entire park beyond that, but we decided to head back to our warm beds rather than brave the wind and rain more than was necessary.

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