We spent our final evening in Croatia in Split before going our separate ways. I think I was in the city for less than 12 hours, so unfortunately, I can’t give much of a review. However, we stayed in an apartment in the Old Town, which was charming.
Our apartment host was the second weirdest host I’ve had since moving to Europe. (The first being the owner of the French Fry museum in Brussels!) But, we were grateful for air conditioning and a shower (even if it was freezing…there was literally no hot water)!
The highlight of my evening in Split was dinner. We walked along the water, past a lot of beautiful sail boats (and a few incredible yachts), before coming to an assuming building at the end of the marina. We were so pleasantly surprised when we entered and found a lovely restaurant on the second floor with an open terrace overlooking the city. The restaurant was called Zrno Soli, and it was a recommendation from my Croatian colleague. The wait staff was one of our favorites, the atmosphere was lovely, and the food was AMAZING! We also met another American couple at the restaurant (which brought our grand total of “Americans encountered in Croatia” to maybe 10).
The final thing about Split that blew my mind a bit was walking by a large crane after dinner that was all lit up at the top. All four of us were trying to figure out what it was. As we got a bit closer, we realized there were people up there. Of course, I had to Google immediately to find out what it was, and would you believe it’s something called Dinner in the Sky where you can eat a meal hanging from a crane overlooking the city (and presumably the sunset at the start of the meal)?! Seriously, what will they think of next?!
Our final meal in Split was a great way to wrap up several days of Croatian fun in Dubrovnik, Hvar, and Plitvice Lakes National Park! My Croatian colleague hopes I will make it to Zagreb one day. We’ll see what I can do about that…