Susak Travel Guide

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Susak Transportation

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    by anatlc Written Jun 27, 2005

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    The only way to get to Susak is by ship/boat. We took a ship from Mali Losinj that leaves at 1:10 pm every day. It costs only 10 kuna (1,5 euro). Susak was the last stop, so it took us app 2 hours to get there.

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    by anatlc Updated Jul 11, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Don't really expect I'm going to tell you where the best beaches are :-) The loclas keep that secret only for themselves. Only if you are a very good friend of a local the local might show you the beach.

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    by anatlc Updated Jun 28, 2005

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    Favorite thing: There are a few theories how that pile of sand found itself there, but no one can't really tell for sure. Its a very unusual island, different from any other in the Adriatic.
    Even the sand itself is very unusual. More like dust.

    When we first get off the ship and walked into the village, it was nothing like we expected it would be. All vilages/towns on the Adriatic islands look alike, but this one will give y ou a feeling like you're inside a spaghetti western.

    A bit outside from the village you can find all kinds of statues made in walls of sand.

    To stop the erosion people brought plants from other countries, so even the vegetation on the island is different from what you can find on other Adriatic islands.

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    by anatlc Updated Jun 28, 2005

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    Favorite thing: The island was isolated for many years, so Susak people speak a weird version of Croatian which is very difficult to understand. Sometimes their language turnes into a mix of English and Croatian. All of them have families in the US or had been living there, so they all speak English, which is better than their Croatian.

    Today on Susak lives only 140 people, but the island is almost deserted in the winter because most of them spend that part of the year in the US.

    Also the isolation is the reason why they used to marry each other. There are only 4 family names on Susak. People on the neighbour islands might tell you all kind of stories about people from Susak. Once you get there, you might even see some weird things, but don't get bother with it, just proceed like nothing happened.

    And one more thing - don't try to take a photo of them... they really don't like it. If they see you pointing your camera towards them they'll turn their back at you.

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