Contiki part 5

Croatia!!!
Our stopped in Croatia was in 2 parts – 3 nights in Dubrovnik and 1 night in Zadar, with a stop off in Split along the way.

Daaaaamn did we have fun in Dubrovnik. There are 4 sections:

Night 1:
We arrived, set up tents and went out to the old city of Dubrovnik – it was incredibly beautiful! Glimmering lights on smooth stone streets, bustling with people. The magical ancient history was almost alive in the air. We headed to Skybar for some buckets – they literally serve drinks in buckets. From there we moved on to Revel night club, which is inside the walls of one of the old forts. We had an awesome night out. We headed home at around 3am, and went down to the beach, about a 5 min walk from our campsite where we all swam in our underwear, before going to bed. Epic night out!

Day 1, night 2:
We were up later than usual, and headed out into the old city on a walking tour, which was great. We met up with our group, and we hopped aboard a boat in the harbour, and spent the rest of the day sailing. We docked at a very small island and swam, jumped off the boat etc. we stopped at another island for lunch. Croatia’s been very expensive for Wilandri and I. The currency is 7 kuna to 1 euro, but with the SA rand plummeting lately it’s ended up with Wilandri and I using the equation: PRICE IN KUNA / 7 X 13 = FML…
We docked the boat closets our campsite and walked up to the hotel’s pool, which was just absolutely unbelievably incredible – massive pool, warm water& deck chairs.
We went back to camp, got dressed and headed into town with a few people to grab dinner. We ended up at an Irish pub listening to a live musician. We ended up jumping the fence into the hotel’s pool, going for a dip, and ended up all learning The Haka in our underwear on the poolside stage. We ended up dragging our mattresses out of our tents and ending the night at about 3:30 underneath the stars.

Day 2, night 3:
We had a free day, and ended up relaxing next to the pool. We grabbed lunch at a local cafe before heading down to the beach with drinks to watch the sun set. There was a jetty on the beach, and just about 5 meters from the jetty was a huge inflatable children’s play park, anchored in place. It was after hours, so 3 of us girls convinced the owner to let us have a go. We swam out to it, with the sun having just set. It was so difficult to climb onto, and once you were finally up, it was impossible to stay that way – it was so slippery, I can’t believe children don’t come off of it second best! We took an early night and went to bed.

Day 3, night 4
Off to Zadar we went! I was very sad to leave behind croatia’s beautiful city of Dubrovnik, but not sad to say toodles to their expensive prices! We spent most of the day driving, but ended up at a sweet, seaside campsite. I ended up submitting a design for the Tshirt that everyone orders to remember the trip. I did it about 30 minutes before it was meant to be handed in, and mine ended up getting chosen! So watch this space for pictures, as soon as I get some. I’ve ordered a hoodie and a ‘singlet’ (tank top).

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