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... different from other old towns because even though the architecture and streets are old, many of the stores and shops are new. Since Split is a hub for people taking ferries to the islands, it was much busier than Zadar. After checking into our hostel (which is basically a small apartment turned 16 bed-hostel) and chatting with the young man who runs the accommodations, we left and began exploring.
Our first stop was lunch and it was nice to ...
... check in ...
... a bit of German;
The warm and sincere shoe sellers who spoke movingly with the GLW about the war;
The guide at the Gallery 11/07/95, who was new and nervous. She was fine;
The articulate ( and handsome ) bag seller at Mostar;
The big jolly family at the Morica Han who took a group photo in front of our table;
The polite and efficient waiter on breakfast duty;
The helpful car-guiding beggar in Sarajevo;
The attentive waiter at the Morica Han;
... the construction of the palace, why it was where it was, and why it has survived. It was built in 305 AD and many of the original structures are still in perfect condition. They are made if huge limestone slabs, perfectly straight on every surface, no cement used and every stone lies perfectly on top of the ones below. Amazing engineering. All the limestone used in the palace came from quarries on Brac, which continues to produce limestone today. This stone was used ...
... it has the typical small buildings with bright orange/yellow colored roofs and a lot of cobbled, narrow streets. I took a walk to the highest point in the area- at the top of a hill surrounded by caves used by hermits many years ago. I also climbed to the top of the bell tower which had views of neighboring islands and countryside. The food in Croatia was also not what I was expecting- a lot of chicken and cheese and their 'fast food' is the equivalent or ...