Cruising with Costa – Croatia

Wednesday, 10 April 2019 Dubrovnic

So today we arrived in Dubrovnik. We had to take the tender boat to go ashore. The weather is still chilly but the sun was shining.  We did a very interesting walking tour of the city but had to don rain ponchos at the end as it started raining. Val and I stayed a bit longer to shop and explore but I didn’t want Earl to stay out in the cold so he went back on the tender boat.  We only stayed an hour longer.

Walking Tour of the City
Clock Tower
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Looking down on our ship and an island
So beautiful

We were also taken to a demonstration of how they make jewelry from coral.  The coral used regrows very quickly but is difficult to retrieve as it grows at a great depth.



Thursday, 11 April 2019 Omis and Split

The weather improved today.  We had the most awesome guide who did the city walk in both Omis and Split.  An awesome boat trip was included from Omis.  Just when I was wondering when it would end as it became chilly and I was hungry, a secluded restaurant appeared out of nowhere! It was here that we had lunch and afterwards took the bus back to Split and the ship.

On the boat at Omis
Amazing rocky mountains in the background


Fishing hut on the bank
Comfortable fishing chair
The Restaurant Appears
Arriving at The Restaurant
Delicious Traditional Croatian Food and Wine was served
Lovely entertainment
The guests were serenaded


The walking tour of Split was interesting.  The main feature is Diocletian’s Palace. It was built as a retirement home for the Roman Emperor, Diocletian in the fourth century AD.

A sort of mall has been incorporated into the remains of the palace, beautifully blending the old with the new.




Only one of the twelve sphinxes brought to Split after Diocletian suppressed a rebellion in Egypt in 297 AD.  Only one  remains and stands at the Peristyle.


It is made of black granite and dates back to Pharaoh Tuthosis III who lived between 1479 and 1425.  The vessel in her hands is meant for offerings.


The Port of Split


Published by puppy1952

I am making the most of the South African Lifestyle and hope with my blog to share some of the adventures my husband and I are having in our retirement. We live at the Southern Tip of Africa in the small coastal town of Struisbaai. Earl and I have a Gecko off-road caravan and we travel around South Africa frequently. We are bird and wild life enthusiasts so are often in game reserves.

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