Ferrel CAts All Over
There is a very large number of stray cats that somehow survive, and the locals seem to let it go unnoticed. Most cats are rather "mangy" and scrawny types form lack of food. I would not pet any for fear of a bite, or get a tick or bug of some sort. It happens. I feel sorry for the cats, but nothing appears to be done be Croats to resolve the matter
HAJDUK - SPLIT:Hajduk, the...
HAJDUK - SPLIT:Hajduk, the soccer club of Split, Croatia. In its stormy history, the club was trough three wars and has changed four states: the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, the Republic of Yugoslavia and, finally, the Republic of Croatia that it has always longed to and acknowledged as its own.
Still, the club has never changed its name and has left the First Division.
By its national and European achievements alike, Hajduk is certainly the most successful Croatian soccer club. In its history there are fifteen National Championships, as well as twelve National Cups.
In Europe, Hajduk has had remarkable achievements in all competitions - from the Champions Cup, to the Winners Cup, to the UEFA Cup. In the Champions Cup, it reached the quarter-finals three times: in 1975-76, when it was eliminated by PSV; in 1979-80, when HSV was better. In the Champions League, in 1994-95, it was eliminated by the seasons champions; Ajax.
In the Winners C up, in 1973. Hajduk played in the semifinals, but the English Leeds was better, and in 1977-78 it was eliminated by the Austrian Vienna by penalties.
In the UEFA s Cup, in 1983-84 Hajduk reached the semi-finals but was won Tottenham, and in 1985-86 it the quarter-final by Waregem.
The splendid story of Hajduk begun in February of 1911. when four Split students brought the ball to Split from Prague, since when soccer has become the most popular game in the 1700 years of the history of Split, a town very rich with sports. Soon after, Hajduk grew into a big soccer club to keep that level since in spite of the wars that were interrupting its activities. This is probably why its fans motto is 'Hajduk live forever!'. In such a long, rich and unique history that cannot be made a few lines of text, many curiosities happened to Hajduk. The first curiosity is its first goal in 1911. that was achieved by knee; in 1924. its entire team players as the national team, with the exception of the goal-keeper who was a foreigner; the game Hajduk played in Bari, in the year of 1944. was attended by 50.000 spectators; in 1950, Hajduk won the championship without a singled lost game, in the period from 1970. to 1980., it won nine trophies; in 1979, it was built the Europe s most beautiful stadium of the time, of the capacity of over 50.000… it can be considered another curiosity that over 200 Hajduk s players played in the best national teams (Bernard Vukas, Ivica Šurjak, Ivan Buljan, Alen Bokšiæ, Aljoša Asanoviæ, Igor Štimac, Slaven Biliæ, Robert Jarni, Milan Rapajiæ...) and that they have won 11 Olympic medals. Hajduk played at almost 500 worlds stadiums, in some 80 centuries, on all continents. It was received by many great world statesmen, and throughout it's lifetime, Hajduk has been supported by a most beautiful army of fans, organized around the ardent - 'Torcida'...
Ferries go everywhere.....
Split is a major ferry hub. Jadrolinja's ticket booths are located near the harbor's edge by the bus terminal - you can't miss them. There are fast and slow ferries to various islands and other coastal cities. You can buy you r ticket one day in advance (recommended for the fast ferry). There is also hydrofoil service during the summer.
33 kn - slow ferry from Split to Hvar (2 1/2 hrs)
22 kn - catamaran from Hvar to Split (a little over 1 hr)
BUFFET FIFE: Great!
The owner is very busy and is willing to speak little English and less Italian. Just a little short of being rude (expecially if you insist on seeing a menu) but this adds character to the place. Inside there were people playing cards. The toilet is terribly small: remove your wallet from the trouser backpocket or you'll have difficulties to stand in front of the loo.
He'll seat you with others if crowded.
He'll ask you what you want to eat: either you guess what he's got to offer or you'll be given a quick list. I decided for meat-balls with patato mash (from real patato!). A success for me. Plenty, nice, and served in tone.
I accompanied it with local red wine (crno vino). Another good choice.
Finished with an espresso and a Grappa. 3rd good choice.
Paid 55kn: which added something to my statisfaction for the choice made!
I talked to german fellow guests: they chose a goulash and a fried fish plate and were also very much satisfied. And they should know their goulash!
I listened for other guests' bills: my price range was not exceptional. Even the germans with their beers followed by wine etc... did't exceed a 75kn/each (10€).
Almost everything he offers is local/traditional food.
Walk in in the diocletian palace at night
I can't hardly describe the wonderful feeling that I had when I was walking in the streets of the old diocletian's palace. Especially at night, I was traveling between past and present.
I think that the best is to see this picture, it's one of the pictures that I've taken there at night. Could you seriously tell me if it takes place in 2005 or in 1500 ?? I'm sure not. That's why I've loved the this city so much !!
And you'll cross lots of streets like this one in this city.