We had a deadline for our rental car return (we’ve been traveling by car since Zagreb), so couldn’t meander the coast as we are normally wont to do. The first part of the 3½-hour drive from Split was inland on fast, modern and virtually empty highways (the toll for this leg was about $10 CAD), but the second half ended up hugging the coast as well as traveling through 2 international borders. On this route, you go through the Bosnia-Herzegovina entry border, and then a few minutes later through the Croatia entry border. Continue reading “Croatia: Dubrovnik”
We experienced two different versions of Split: one, on the damp afternoon of a mostly pouring rainy day; the other, on the following day filled with sunshine. One could say that Split has a split personality.
For us, the journey to Zadar held as much interest and enjoyment as the city itself. The drive from Rabac on the Istrian peninsula of Croatia to Zadar was beautiful and varied. We started out in valley farmland, drove through a 5km tunnel and incredible highway infrastructure to and around the city of Rijeka (taking the faster, less scenic-but-still-interesting route–we had done the slower, scenic route on the way in), and then drove the coastal route E65 from just south of Rijeka all the way to Zadar. It’s a longer route by almost an hour, but oh, so worth it.
We are between house sits; our next one is in Italy in about 3 weeks. In the meantime, we are touring one of the two countries that were at the top of our list this year, Croatia (the other was Italy, so more on that country in a few weeks).