11 Day Sea and City Italy Itinerary

Planning a trip to Italy? Italy is a country of art. From the masterpieces lining the walls of the Uffizi Gallery to the iconic cypress trees dotting the Tuscan landscape, Italy is a feast for the eyes. And don’t even get me started on the food. I’m afraid this post …

It’s Tourist Time: Dublin Day 2

Ah the magic of a good night’s sleep. Day two started bright and early. And I mean that literally. The sun was shining, and I felt amazing after a good night’s sleep. Maybe going to bed at 10 pm is lame. It also makes me happy the next morning. If …

Rain and Shine: Dublin Day 1

Welcome to Dublin. Day 1 was a bit of a mixed bag. After one of the greatest trans-Atlantic plane flights in my life (no homesickness, no claustrophobia, no turbulence, arrived early), my day took a turn. Because our flight arrived an hour early, we were stuck on the tarmac until …

A City of Moments: Exploring Vienna

Vienna. It’s hard not to romanticise this iconic symbol of European imperial grandeur. I can see why so many before me have fallen in love with Vienna. Gorgeous cafés, exquisite architecture, and an impressive history are all brought together in this European capital. I wanted to find the imperial grandeur …

Zagreb: Croatia’s Final Surprise

Our final destination in Croatia was Zagreb. I hadn’t really put much thought into this decision. It made sense to spend some time in the capital of the country, but otherwise Zagreb had never crossed my travel radar. I was disappointed to be leaving Split so soon since the constant …

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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.