Thursday, June 20, 2013

Croatia

Soooooo...I went on a trip. These blog posts are mainly for my mom and sister, who don't have Facebook. If you are friends with me on Facebook feel free to ignore the next few posts - I won't be offended.

I made sure to write notes about my observations of the people and culture of every country we visited. These posts will basically be those observations plus photos.

I had wanted to go to Croatia for a long time. When my friend, Erin, told me that she was going to be taking a 10 day course in Croatia I informed her that I would be meeting up with her when she was done. Because I'm awesome like that and invite myself on international escapades. Our friend, Emily, who lives in London joined us for Croatia and Scotland.

Our trip started in Rovinj (sounds like ravine) and can I just tell you - it was WAY better than I expected! 


We started our trip on the cheap side (hooray!). Croatia is still quite affordable to travel around. Getting there can be quite spensy (<---expensive, spread it around, y'all) but meals and transportation were cheap once we got there.

Gorgeous, right? I don't own any photo editing software - this is literally how it looked. Sigh. Such a happy and peaceful place.


I bought about $15 worth of candy that I thought would last us at least half of the trip. It lasted 2 days.


The only thing we could watch on TV at night was "The Big Bang Theory" and "Two and A Half Men". What a disappointment! I'm sure you're thinking, "Wow. You go to Croatia to watch crappy American comedies?". Well, no. Only "Two and A Half Men" is crappy and things shut down early at night. Also, your feet KILL at the end of the day. I promise.


These European buildings KILL me! They're so unique and vibrant. If you needed architecture to explain how I dress you need not look any further than these darling European towns. (I dress like an out of control elementary school art teacher)


We took a choppy boat ride through the fjords and totally sailed closely past a nude beach. It was traumatizing just how close we got to it. Why are old men so confident in their bodies??



The ship captain gave this little boy some bread to feed to the birds. A few swooped in and took it right out of his hands! I may have been a little seasick so I missed any good pictures I could have taken of the birds coming in. On the positive side - no puking!


We just marveled.


One day I was sitting on a ledge overlooking the ocean and my phone promptly dropped from my pocket. Oh, and did I mention that it was at least a 30 foot drop? I scooted my bum down the steps, crawled over some rocks, waded through an inlet, and got to my phone. It landed perfectly straight down on a small ledge. There was a bit of a scratch and that's about it. Samsung for the win!


A man trying to woo us into his restaurant, "We are making coffee better than George Clooney". Doubtful, but excellent try!


See what I mean??? They just absolutely SLAY me!


There was a religious procession one day and these lovely rose petal were left over. I like to think that they laid them out for us.

Guys, go to Croatia. It can't wait to meet you.


3 comments:

rachel said...

I was so sad not to be able to meet up! Another time?
Did you have fun? Croatia looks beautiful!

Aaron Smyth said...

My blog has a similar purpose, since my mom isn't on Facebook and never gets to see most of my pics. Croatia looks like a beautiful place... or maybe it's just your sweet photog skills ;)

Silver lining said...

Hello. i stumbled on your blog searching for the "i am a child of God" hymn in Croatian. Go figure :P
Hey I liked your post on the city of Rovinj and Croatia, because that's where I am from.
Have a great day!