Around this time of year, everyone seems to find their chill. The office quietens, colleges and schools close and I happily make my way somewhere sunny for the inevitable summer holiday. The destination this time? Croatia, for the music festival Ultra.
Like my Ibiza holiday in 2015, Croatia had a blazing sun and EDM, but it felt entirely different. I loved Ibiza and would go there again in a heartbeat, but it's not exactly a cultural hotspot. Croatia, and specifically Split, however is a place to get a healthy dose of history and culture.
Our first day in Croatia was spent exploring Split in the toasty 31°C heat. Of course, we had to climb to the top of the St. Domnius Bell Tower to see the city from up high. A great vantage point of the rows and rows of orange roofed buildings, sitting below the towering mountains in the distance. Just breathtaking.
Inside St. Dominus Cathedral we were met with a blissful silence - the kind that you find in places of worship. Relieved to be in the shade for a while, I drank in the spiritual surroundings and took a few photos (duh).
So clearly Split is beautiful. But our accommodation? Not so much. We went for a seriously low cost option: cheap but not so cheerful. We collapsed into our room after a few hours of travelling and were met with a boiling, bog standard room... with no air conditioning. Ouch. Ever the resourceful travellers, we sorted it out by popping to the first electrical store we could find and buying a fan for the room. Sorted.
And that, my friends, was my first 24 hours in Croatia. I was there for a whole week so you can expect a whole lot more photos from the trip to make their way onto the blog and my Instagram. See you for the next one!