Finally, the beautiful Croatian waters!
Vela Luka Travel Blog› entry 26 of 27 › view all entries
July 19th, 2008 – by: lovely_lori88
I felt really bad directing us the wrong way and Korcula town looked pretty sweet and I could tell the guys looked a bit mad that they were going to leave.
The bus was the worst bus ride ever...it was really bumpy and rocky and I started to get motion sickness. I actually thought I was going to throw up! It probably didn't help that I was watching the Office on Jim's iPod and that's probably what made me start to feel ill.
We were staying at "Hostel Manuela" and it was really easy to find from where the bus dropped us off. When we arrived there wasn't anyone there but then a lady with a baby came out and told us to go upstairs. Apparently Manuela was down at the smaller port trying to get more guests to stay who had just arrived. She came back and checked us in...it was only me, Jim, Abe, and Christian who were staying there! Lucky they came with me or I would have been all alone. It wasn't really a hostel, it was actually Manuela's house that we were staying at. The first floor had quite a few bedrooms and a big kitchen and living room and then upstairs was another kitchen and what not which was Manuela's and a few more bedrooms (one that I was staying in).
Right away I changed into my bathing suit and put on sun screen cause I wanted to go to the beach. Christian stayed behind for a nap as he didn't sleep on the boat and Jim, Abe, and I ventured out. Now Vela Luka is basically a really large port. Now where we were staying was at the entrance to the port on one side, also on the side where lots of boats are. Right across from us was the area where you could go to swim. But you couldn't just cross, no you had to walk all the way around!!!!
Once we finally walked all the way around, the only "beach" that we came up to was a piece of crap block of cement basically with some teeny rocks on it and a whole bunch of kids. It was really shit and you couldn't put your stuff anywhere and there wasn't really an easy place to get into the water.
After a while the boys decided they wanted to go back to the hostel but I decided to keep on going on my own. I found quite a few nice places but it was really wavy and the rocks were jagged and probably wasn't the best idea alone because if I slipped I probably would have died and then there was no one there to ever know what happened to me. So I kept walking and eventually I came into this bay where there was a cement dock which had nice stairs going into the water.
So I set up camp there and went in the water. OMG the water is amazing!! It is clear blue and not cold but not hot, just perfect! It was so nice I didn't want to get out of the water so I just swam and floated around for a bit. I was starting to get hungry and thirsty and since I didn't have anything with me I decided to go back. The walk back to the centre of town took me over an hour and it was really hot! I stopped at the store to get some stuff for dinner, all the veggies were soft and rotting so I just bought some pasta so I could make Kraft Dinner with the sauce I got in my bag.
Back at the hostel I made my pasta and sat and watched some of the Olympic trials with the guys. While we were there three new people came to the hostel (yay, we aren't alone anymore!) The new guy (Andrew from Sydney) came and chatted with us and then Abe, Christian, and Jim left to get some food.
We went to the travel station and confirmed all the buses and boats etc.
We were pretty suprised. It was really great! At night everyone just comes out and there were lots of little bars and clubs that were really busy. And it was all Croatian people who were out and we didn't meet any other travellers. Honeslty though, I want to know where all these young people were during the day!!! The first place we went to was called "Cassablanca" and it was really pumping with flashing lights and loud music.
Once that place started to close up we headed back to Cassablanca. We didn't stay long though as some guys kept giving Jim looks like they wanted to start a fight. Jim is a personal body guard and he is MASSIVE with lots of tattoos, bald, and a crazy beard so he sometimes gets some looks and he said lots of times guys try to pick a fight with him. He is the sweetest guy ever though! We went back to the hostel and watched more Office of course. Fell asleep on the couch and went upstairs around 4:30am.
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