Travel to Split

It is such a great feeling to finally can go on trips you sought after again after being locked into your home country due to Covid-19. I am enjoying every moment more than ever and really, really appreciate that I can travel and hope to be able to do it also in the future without restrictions. When I had handed over the aircrafts I worked with to my colleague I decided to move my office to Croatia for some days and work a bit less for some days so one morning I jumped on the SASflight to Split. Before 11 am we touched down and got welcomed by sun, blue sky and a new airport terminal. That was not one day to late since the old probably was the worst one in Europe. I payed 5 EUR and got on the bus straight to the city, had a pizza slice for lunch and was ready to hit the beach.

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The town of Split

But first I checked into my hotel in the old city of Split. The streets were almost empty and we weren’t many guests at the hotel that night. I been to Split twice before (you can read about it HERE) and would really recommend a stop there for two days if you havn’t been before or if you just are short on time it is a perfect weekend destination. The town itself is very beautiful with small shops and restaurants. Touristic but a nice place.

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Next to it you find the harbour from where you can take ferries to many of the beautiful islands in this country. I went to Korcula this trip and will share my story later on. Other popular islands to visit is Brac and Hvar which I hope to be able to see at some point.

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Beaches in Split

Split have a lot of beaches. From sandy ones to cliff ones and stone covered. You just need to pick what you like. I like to stay in the city center and walk along the coast towards the peninsula of Marjan forest. There you find a good bay where it is not too crowded and you also have beachbars if you want something.

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Running in Split

During my short stay in Split I did of course also wanted to go out running. Two years ago I went up to the urban forest Marjan forest for a hike and now I decided to run the whole trail in it. So half an hour before the sunset I took off and had a tough start to run up the hill but as always it was worth it when you saw the view.

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I ran down on the opposite side and a magic sunset met me. Wow. I had to stop and take pictures. Beautiful right?

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Then I kept on running and found Bene beach which I never been to before. The perfect sunset beach. I wasn’t that far from jumping in and have a swim but didn’t. It was still like 5K to go to the hotel and I didn’t wanted to stay and dry up since I was a bit hungry.

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Ice cream

And to celebrate the run I treated myself with an ice cream for dinner. No wonder my food budget isn’t sky rocking on my vacations when I don’t eat so much food but tons of ice cream. Although I love the food in Croatia, which is quite similar to Italian, I think it is very difficult to eat when it is warm because I don’t get hungry just feel that I need energy (or salt) at certain points.

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Anyway, that pretty much sums up my day in Split. Not to many crazy ideas of what to do while being there but watching the sunset from the park is really a must do.

/ Pernilla that are so extremely happy to travel again

8 Comments

  1. Men vad fina bilder. Man bara längtar dit. Låter härligt att orka springa också.
    Det är så roligt att du trivs. Det är du värd.
    Kramar från Mamma o Pappa.

  2. Looks awesome.
    I was just saying to my wife that I haven’t traveled more than 20 miles from our house since mid-March.
    We had an awesome vacation to the US southwest last year and Alaska two years ago.
    Maybe next year.

    1. That’s a long time for a short distance. Hope you still had a good time in your neighborhood. Alaska is so beautiful! Hope you can go next year but I guess it will be very crowded since so many people think the same. Have a good evening!

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