Dubrovnik at the southern end of Croatia will be the last stop on this adventure. As we get on the bus I leave you with some of our favorite images in Split.
Sitting outside our hotel window, the Cathedral of St Dominus and it’s 300 foot bell tower was a stunning sight. Certainly the bells going off at 6am each morning left us stunned. Again at 7am and in case you happen to be a really heavy sleeper at 7:15 for good measure. Thank goodness for strong European coffee.
The bell tower has some interesting decor; ringed with sarcophagus tombs from the Middle Ages it’s an eerie early morning sight. Back then apparently your chances of getting to heaven improved if you were close to a cathedral. As in the world of real estate, location is everything. At the left of this photo you can see our hotel.
This statue of Marko Marulic sits in the middle of a wee square. Credited as the Father of Croatian language we nicknamed him the Father of the iPad or iPad Man for short. His black tablet bore a striking resemblance to my now very happy Apple device. iPad Man became a reference point when navigating the narrow maze of streets.
At the main entrance to Diocletian’s Palace
Statue of Bishop Gregory of Nin a 10th century Croatian priest who tried to convince the Vatican that mass could be said in Croatian rather than Latin. The tourists come in droves to rub his toe for good luck which is absolutely shiny. The nurse in me had an overwhelming desire to rub the toe with disinfectant and distribute hand wipes. We all agreed Bishop Gregory looked like he may have popped out of a Harry Potter film. I can’t remember the name of the head master….anyone out there with the answer? Bishop Gregory became iPad Man 2 for navigation purposes.
The bus is leaving…must run. Apparently we have to drive through Bosnia on our way there. Sounds like a story in the making to me.