Travel Day: Dubrovnik to Split, Croatia
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Before the trip to Split we went to the old town once again to explore the town during the day. We took the bus again. We had lunch at Baracuda because we noticed the pizzas looked pretty good. We shared the fantasy pizza for 52kn, and it was average at best. The pizza is too big for one person, but too small for 2 people and overpriced, in my opinion, no matter how many people eat it.
Next, we visited the Dubrovnik Aquarium, which was also over priced at 30kn. Dont waste your time at this aquarium. It is very small and the exhibits are pathetic.
We went to Arsenal for dessert. We heard many good things about Arsenal, so we had to check it out. The restaurant is on the back side of the old town facing the ocean. The view is pretty cool, however most of the view is blocked by one of the walls of the old town. We sat ourselves close to the water and when the server recognized we were only ordering dessert, he moved us to a table away from the water. I kind of expected that in a touristy town, so i wasnt surprised. We had some coffee, ice cream, and apple pie for 28kn. Apple pie must not be their specialty.
Next, we took the bus to Split. The trip takes 4 hours and costs 105kn. We negotiated for a place at the bus stop. We settled on a gentleman that had everything we wanted for 250kn per night. The guy walked us to the apartment, which we would share with a family, and then went back out to the bus stop to solicit more travellers. The family was not helpful in recommendations or hints about the city. They pretty much tried their best to avoid us.
We walked around until we found a suitable restaurant. We decided on Cafe "F", an open air restaurant near the port and old town. The steak was good, just a little over-cooked, for 100kn. After dinner we had some cocktails at Badvice Cafe. We didnt know where to go, so we just followed the music. We passed some locals playing football on the beach, and they were actually quite talented. Badvice Cafe was located just off the beach. The cafe played cool music and had girls dancing on top the bar. I could tell during peak season, whenever that is, this place would be very popular. But the night we were there, there was only about 20 people.