Stop 4: Zagreb, no Wait! Split

Three guys. Three weeks. One world.

Yes, I know… We were only allowed to travel through some countries in Europe with our Interrail pass… And the catchy intro goes down the pan. Anyway, we were sitting in the train to Zagreb. 35° C (perceived temperature: 10’000° C), absolutely no wind in the compartment. Not a tiny breeze was stirring. Nothing. So we sat there. And tried not to move while listening to music and drinking neon green “Green Apple Lemonade” (same brand as the 27cents cola). We passed by Lake Balaton, fighting the urge to leave the train and the unbearable heat and jump into the tempting water. But no! Zagreb, here we come. Since we left the EU and went to Croatia, customs control checked our passports several times. We weren’t supposed to change compartments during this procedure but had to find our third fellow traveller Tüftl, who was smart enough to head straight to an air-conditioned compartment when we had the chance…  Anyway, my camera bag was searched. Nothing interesting there, young officer. Finally we found the relaxing Tüftl and finally the train moved again… We arrived in Zagreb around 21h and went straight to the Dizzy Daisy Hostel, located 20min – by tram – from the main train station. No rooms available! Great. Returned to the train station (party by foot) and headed to the next hostel. The staff at Dizzy Daisy was friendly enough to give us the address. No rooms available. That’s how you ruin an evening… On the way to the second hostel, we already talked about going to Split. The question was just whether we made it in time… We rushed back to the station to catch the train to Split just 2 minutes before departure…

As you can imagine, the mood wasn’t exactly the best after the sauna-like train ride to Zagreb, but anyway.. We arrived in Split sometime before 9 a.m. and luckily a woman (not as friendly as Judy) offered us accommodation: Two beds, one mattress on the floor, air-conditioning, TV, bathroom (with a foldable slide door and no privacy). 15€ per night/person. Deal. The days in Split were pretty laid back (mainly due to the heat): breakfast, beach, siesta, beach, lunch, beach, city, Discovery Channel. The city centre itself dates back to Diocletian: scenic alleys and archways, a promenade that looked really good but smelled really bad. What else is there to tell about Split? Ah, just enjoy the pictures…

Here are the photos of Split (August 18, 2009 – August 20, 2009).

Complementary Colours

Complementary Colours

Afternoon Light

Afternoon Light

Atomic Flowers

Atomic Flowers

Austrian Skater Ollies

Austrian Skater Ollies

Empty Bottles in Backyard

Empty Bottles in Backyard

Sunset in Split

Sunset in Split

She's Watching You

She’s Watching You

Colourful

Colourful

Train to Split

Train to Split