Favorite thing: On this occasion, I'll give you One and Two links.
As an ex-Angelino, I find it interesting that Split and Los Angeles are sister cities. Sisters usually have some similarities - maybe there are some here....
Split was built right on a harbor.
Los Angeles originally wasn't on a harbor, but city boundaries were later extended to include the San Pedro Harbor.
Split is really old.
Los Angeles is, well, sort of old, if you consider 200 years old.
Split is at 43 degrees north latitude
Los Angeles is at 34 degrees north latitude.
Same numbers, just inverted
Diocletian retired to Split in 305 A.D.
Ronald Reagan retired to Bel Aire, an exclusive enclave in Los Angeles in the 1990s A.D.
Sounds like sisters to me.
As we had some difficulties to find the restaurants recommended to us, not having their correct addresses we went to the tourist office where friendly staff marked the spots on our map for us.
There is an official tourist office right by the Peristyle. A commercial tourist agency is located on the Riva.
I really liked all these cats everywhere. Some were in the old town clearly belonging to somebody, others were by the yacht harbour, others again by the staircase to Marjan viewpoint. But I also saw some kittens that were not looked after and their eyes were closed and infected. Harbour cats were much skinier and obviously stray cats whereas old town cats were well fed and looked after.
For more pictures, please check out my cat travelogues!
Favorite thing: You all know that Roman empire and Egypt were closely conected. Just remember Cleopatra and Caesar. Even in Split you can find egyptian remains, brought here by Romans. 11 sphynxs alltogether were found in Split. All, excpet one were without their heads. Nobody knows why. Only this one you can see on the picture kept her head on. But lost her nose somewhere (like the big sister back home :-)). You can find this one in front of Sv. Duje church.
There are so many great things about Split. I have family there, but i'm willing to pack up and live there. The people are very friendly and town is amazing. There's always so much to do. I love the cafes, they make excellent cappuccinos, and the food is so tasty. Everyone is beautiful!
Fondest memory: My fondest memory of Split would have to be the people, there was never a dull moment. The men are very nice looking.
Favorite thing: There is a really great Internet Cafe a few doors down from the bus station. It faces the water and is stuck in between a couple of fast food places. The time on the internet is unbelievably cheap but the best part of it is that they also sell used English books. If you buy a book then you get 15 minutes of free Internet. Once you read the book, you can even return it and get another one. The guys who run the place are really great. One is a trasnplanted Aussie and he is extremely knowledgable about the area. You can ask him questions about anything from the weather to the neighboring islands and he'll do his best to answer them. They'll also sell you drinks if you're thirsty.
Favorite thing: SPLIT is a city and port in Central Dalmatia; the city population is 189,388. The city is situated on a peninsula between the eastern part of the Gulf of Kastela and the Split Channel. A hill, Marjan (178 m), rises in the western part of the peninsula. The ridges Kozjak (780 m) and Mosor (1,330 m) protect the city from the north and northeast, and separate it from the hinterland. Split has the Mediterranean climate: hot dry summers (average air temperature in July reaches 26 °C) and mild, humid winters (average annual rainfall is 900 mm). From my experiences, it is very sunny, hot, and dry. Split is one of the sunniest places in Europe: the average daily insolation during the year is about 7 hours (in July about 12 hours). Vegetation is of the evergreen Mediterranean type, and subtropical flora (palm-trees, agaves, cacti) grows in the city and its surroundings. Marjan is covered with a cultivated forest.%s
Favorite thing: The people in Split are mainly Croats, whose Croatian language is written in the Roman (or Latin) alphabet. There is also a large Serb minority and smaller numbers of Slavic Muslims, Hungarians, Slovenes, and Italians. The Croats are predominantly Roman Catholic, whereas the Serbs are Serbian Orthodox.
Emerging from a Greek settlement founded between the 3rd and 4th centuries BC, the height of Split's history came in 295 BC when Roman emperor Diocletian ordered a residence to be built there for his retirement. It took ten years to build this magnificent palace and Diocletian lived there until his death in 313 BC. After that, many Roman rulers continued to use it as a retreat. In the 7th century, when the Roman colony of Salona was abandoned, many of its inhabitants sought sanctuary behind the palace's high walls and their descendants lived there until the present day.
The city enjoyed a good degree of autonomy between the 12th and 14th centuries before it was conquered by the Venetians in 1420. After the fall of Venetian rule in 1797, Split was ruled by the Austrians, and briefly by the French, before becoming part of the Yugoslavia that was formed in 1918. Much of its development occurred after 1920 when Zadar, Dalmatia's official capital, became an Italian enclave.
I got off the bus when it stopped in Sibenik for a few minutes, and when I returned the bus had departed along with all my luggage. When was the next bus down the coast to Split? The signboard was a shambles, the glass broken to smithereens and the words and times and individual characters and letters fallen out leaving a depressing and incoherent jumble of Croatian language.
Fondest memory: The woman behind the counter couldn't understand my English or German banterings except that she understood the word 'telephone' to which she pointed. The attandant at the desk outside wrote down the cyphers '14.00'. I took the next two hours to see the sights of a mildly damaged town of Sibenik. My ticket to Split was of course invalid now, as the chaperone gracefully traced an 'x' over the diminutive piece of newsprint.
* Tourism Office
- Tel.: (+385) (0)21 34 56 06
- Fax: (+385) (0)21 34 56 06
- E. mail: email@example.com
- Internet: www.visitsplit.com
La isla despues de dos dias sin ver tierra fue un espectaculo para los
que iban por primera vez. Tambien nos cruzamos con el Enterpraise
pero no tengo foto y eso si que era la ostia de grande
Favorite thing: Most people in Split live in the blocks of flats. Of course, you will come across private houses but there are so many blocks of flats and new ones keep appearing everywhere around the city.
Fondest memory: If anybody says there are sunsets more beautiful than those on the Dalmatian coast, I may tell them they are crazy. This picture was taken near Split on a balmy September evening.