Postcard from Split, Croatia


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At the beginning of the month, I took you along to the picturesque Rovinj in the region of Istria, which was the first stop of our holiday trip. Today, I’d like to glide south along the Croatian coast and introduce you to the Roman beauty of Split in Central Dalmatia.

Tucked away on a peninsula between the coastal mountains and the Adriatic, the city is a stunning canvas of white and blue and home to the Palace of Diocletian, whose ancient walls and corridors now make up the streets of its old town centre. It was awarded World Heritage status by Unesco and is a great destination for the right balance of culture, history and a buzzing night life.

It’s a great base to explore the archipelago of nearby islands including Vis, Hvar and Korcula, all beautiful and a boat ride away. You could also head to the Marjan, its forest of lush pine trees for a bicycle ride or a swim in the coves. Back in town as the sun sets down, wander through the heart of the palace and get lost to the wealth of museums, artisan shops, traditional taverns, cocktail bars, galleries and gourmet restaurants within its walls.

I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.

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I hope you’re enjoying tagging along with us on our Croatian trip. The last post of this series will be Dubrovnik, which we reached after the longest time ever I’ve spent on a bus along narrow cliffside long-winded roads. A fair word of warning though, I have so many pictures to edit from the last leg of our trip (about four hundred of them!) that I predict it will take me a while. I hope you’ve all had a smooth return back at the office and that these posts give you just the right amount of nostalgia and wanderlust to want to plan an escape to Croatia for next year.

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13 Comments

Rosie
September 18, 2014

Wow, it looks stunning! I went to Croatia about 15 years ago and am yearning to go back soon

Rosie x

Honey @ The Girl Next Shore
September 18, 2014

I love how you and Rob wore matching colours! Excellent photos, Jesse!

Jesse
September 18, 2014

This happened repeatedly on the trip! :) We joked and said "What's next? His and hers jumpers, cushions etc!" Thank you for the kind words. By the way I'm buying this lipstick you wrote about immediately after I get paid. Seriously.

Jesse
September 18, 2014

Thank you for your comment Rosie! You would no doubt find it changed but I thought it was a really charming, beautiful and hospitable country. Affordable too! Which is always welcome :)

Katy at Apartment Apothecary
September 18, 2014

Wow! What amazing photos!! I have been to Split and loved it there. We went across to a little island called Vis, too - such a beautiful part of the world. x

Jesse
September 18, 2014

Hi Katy! Thank you for commenting and for your kind words too. Glad to hear Croatia's charm did not only cast its spell on me, Vis is so lovely, I agree!

Claireabellemakes
September 29, 2014

A beautiful collection of photos Jesse!

Michelle
October 1, 2014

Hi Jesse!

I've been following your blog for a while but this is my first time commenting. Croatia is a beautiful place, isn't it? I went there (to dubrovnik and split) three months ago and absolutely loved it!
... and I'm not sure if you often get this from people, you look like Whitney Port from The City!

X

Jesse
October 3, 2014

Hi Michelle! Thank you for your lovely comment and it's the first time I hear this but thank you nonetheless :)

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