Split Travel Blog› entry 8 of 26 › view all entries
Checked into Al's Place, the hostel in Split, and met Nick from Melbourne, Lucy from Oxford, and Kate and Moriah from Oregon. They were really friendly and invited me out to dinner with them. We grabbed some pizzas and then headed over to a bar overlooking the harbor of Split. The scene was quite amazing - imagine an outdoor patio overlooking a moonlit harbor filled with empty boats, bustling with the chatter of Croatian. We were probably the only tourists there. Al, the owner of the hostel, even came out to have a few drinks with us, and the mood was one of those unspoiled perfect moments with good conversation, happiness all around, and a surreal setting.
After relaxing a bit we wandered around the harbor, where, in contrast to the other harbors I've seen, the water was clean and perfectly clear. Along the ocean floor we could see giant sea slugs, crustaceans, and schools of fish swimming around. We wandered around the nearly 1700 year old walls of Diocletians Palace, which the city of Split has integrated into its urban development, then headed back to grab some sleep.