back in Prague on the 16th August. It was a quick trip home as Joe and I packed and left for Croatia early (3:30 am) the next morning. After a twelve hour drive, we made it to our destination. We stayed in a little town called Brela, which is about half way between Dubrovnik and Split. Upon arriving, we found our hotel to be nice, with a beautiful view of the Adriatic Sea.
was gorgeous with crystal clear water and mountains lining the coast. There was a boardwalk along the beach that made for easy walking and a nice running route. The boardwalk was lined with pine trees, which we thought was a little different. It was kind of weird seeing pine cones along the ocean. The beach itself was made up of rocks, like little smooth river rocks. There wasn't any sand, which in a way was kind of nice, not getting sand all over your feet.
We were able to rent lounge chairs, so we didn't have to lay on the rocks.
The hotel we stayed in was a little different. To put it best, it was a former communist all inclusive resort. For 5 euros a day, we ate breakfast and dinner, cafeteria style. It felt like we at summer camp or something, but the food was pretty good. There were a couple of restaurants along the sea with great sunset views.
They were never very crowded, which if it were in the States these places would be packed. There was no commercialism, which was kind of refreshing.
We spent most of the week just relaxing and hanging out on the beach. It was really nice. One day we took a speed boat ride in this giant raft with a motor. We went over to an island with a fishing village. It was pretty cool but there were no instructions or commentary on where we were going. They just didn't quite have the whole tourism thing down yet. We still had a great time enjoying the beach and the great views.