Category: italy-croatia 2018
Mount Versuvius as seen from Sorrento
Last night, we made a last minute change of plans and decided to go straight to Sorrento instead of spending the day in Positano and then travelling on to Sorrento. We settled on this mostly due to cost - the ferries were quite pricey and we would have to hire the Positano porter service to hold on to our bags during the day. This also gave us some time in Sorrento and allow us to continue moving in a relaxed pace. The original plan would've resulted in us being in a rush and worrying about how we would get to Sorrento - transport options just weren't very good on the Amalfi coast.
Sunset at the Sea Organ, Zadar
Car hire time! Yay, freedom! Having your own car to zoom around in is always fun but the cost is pretty high so we are keeping this to a minimum. Our primary goal was to visit Plitviče Lakes National Park, which is hard to get to using public transport. So we decided to drive from Split to Pula and hitting Plitviče Lakes and a number of towns on the way - Klis, Trogir, Zadar and Motovun.
Hvar wasn't originally part of the plan but it was an island A wanted to visit (but Korčula had won out). Because we had nothing else we wanted to do in Korčula, we decided to leave Korčula early and visit Hvar before staying overnight back in Split.
East side of Korčula Old Town and the Pelješac peninsula in the background
Off to visit a Croatian island! A visit to Croatia isn't complete a visit to an island. It took a long time for us to decide which island to go to (Brač, Hvar, Vis or Korčula) as there was a lot of factors to consider (how to get there, how to get around, what to do there etc.) But Korčula (pronounced “Kor-chu-lah”) won out!
Split as seen from Matejuška port
We had a pretty good 24 hours in Bosnia and Herzegovina but it was time to move on. It was a decent side trip and I'd love to see more of Bosnia another time.
Stari Most as seen from Koski Mehmed Mosque
It was a bright sunny day in Mostar! I was particularly excited to see the main event, Stari Most (Old Bridge)! But along the way we explored the ancient multicultural town of Mostar.
Dubrovnik coast line and Lokrum Island
So, the decision was made. We weren't going to do the Dubrovnik City Wall walk. But to make up for it, we would have to get out of Old Town to get some good views of Old Town.
Dubrovnik Old Port
Time to cross the Adriatic Sea! This will be the only only other flight we are taking during the whole trip.
St Peters Basilica as seen from Castel Sant'Angelo
We landed at 7:35 am at Rome (Fiumicino airport) and tried to get to the sights on our to do list as quickly as possible. Go go go, get through immigration, get luggage, get into town and leave our luggage with our accommodation, easy peasy.
Sunset at Hong Kong International Airport
I'm hitting the road again with A! Last year we did not holiday together at all so it's been 2 years since we've been on a holiday together. We're headed to Europe this time (yes yes, Europe for me again?!) but it's only the second time we've been to Europe together. The first time we only visited Spain.