Second day at the coast and back to Zagreb
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Sunday morning we walked down the coast to Tribunj, a little port near Sovlje. A conical hill topped with a chapel dominates the town, like in many Dalmatian cities, and overlooks a yacht harbor and the old town.
It seems that pretty much every building in town has a little 'Apartmani' placard on it, meaning that you can rent a room there from the owner. I think that's the main industry in town - people rent rooms out during the toursist season and live off that revenue for the year. In the old town, the streets are narrow, only a couple meters wide, lined with stone houses. The old blends with the new well here, there's not a sharp trasition to modern buildings, just the streets get a little wider and cars appear in the newer sections of town.
After playing and swimming all day, we caught the bus back to Zagreb, a 4-hour trip across the mountains. The bus costs about 140 Kuna (around US$30) and are shiny, modern, air conditioned coaches, like traveling by airplane. The new highway is a high-speed route that bores straight through the mountain ranges to get tourists from Germany and eastern Europe to the coast as fast as possible. The highway tolls cost about as much as the ticket, so the bus is a really good option.