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Today we travelled north up the Adriatic Coast which was spectacular, arriving in Split in the afternoon. Some of the couples on this tour got "Presidential Suites" with 4 poster water beds and separate lounge rooms, of which we were all jealous until the next morning when they all complained about the terrible nights sleep they had had.
So the usual morning routine for us – me up first and shower and get dressed and start packing up all the little bits and pieces then Craig up, bags zipped and out the door and off to breakfast.
After breakfast we went to settle our room charges and get some money from the ATM when I remembered ….. last night when we went out …
2014 Sept. 20 - Saturday
After leaving Plitvice Lakes Park, we then continued on towards our lunch stop, which was held at a kind of "truck stop" on the route to Split. It was owned by a former bus driver and he made sure he treated his former colleagues well, as he had a block of seats perpetually reserved for them by the window. Darija (our guide) tried to sit there with our bus driver (Peter), but got into a rather heated argument with the waitress who ...
... The drive to the lakes took nearly 4 hours. On the way, Gem and I got chatting to a couple from California who were sitting next to us, Rob and Sue. Rob was almost a 'Walt from Breaking Bad' lookalike. Bus full of doppelgängers. We talked about our travels and explained a bit about Australia to them. During the drive we encountered rain, hail and shine. Not really hail, but all sorts of weather. We hoped that it would clear up by the time we got there, but it was so hard ...
... palace, known as the Golden Gate. Outside the gate is a large statue of St. Gregory of Nim, a 10th century priest. I thought he looked a bit like Gandalf, with his hand raised in the air. The statue was created by Ivan Meštrović, a famous Croatian sculptor who died in 1962. There is a large gallery of his works in Split.
We then entered the palace through the golden Gate. Calling it a palace seems a bit of ...