Part 11: Zadar to Split, Croatia

Our trip to Plitvice Lakes yesterday was amazing. Unfortunately a heavy storm turned up last night and the weather today is still really bad. My girlfriend and I decide to stay in Zadar and explore the city by foot.

Our first impression is that Zadar is not very beautiful. This changes when we reach the city center. Zadar seems to be a pretty (but also very small) city.

At the sea site we quickly discover the sea organ. This musical “instrument” consists of tubes that are located under marble steps. The waves go into the tubes and make beautiful harmonic sounds. You can find a video below.

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A couple of meters further we also recognize the “The Greeting To The Sun”. I think the panels are supposed to make beautiful animations with colors but it does not do anything while we are here.

Maybe it only works in the night… or maybe it first has to charge itsself with sunlight? (today it is not sunny, unfortunately)

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We spend the rest of the day walking through the city, trying out new food and also go to a supermarket to buy some groceries. It is always great to go to a supermarket in a foreign country and discover what kind of products they sell. You almost always find something that you did not know before. In this case we are mainly surprised by the size of the beer bottles. Two liters! Wow!

I also got persuaded to buy a strawberry bag. Because: “strawberries!”. I am not sure how this would be a reason to buy a bag but I ended up buying it.

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On our way back to our apartment we saw a lot of houses that looked like this:

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I don’t know why they build it like this. I assume it is not finished because of financial reasons or it might have to do with paying tax. Maybe you do not pay taxes here if your house is not finished? (If anyone knows, please leave a comment!)


The next day…

The next morning we have to get up early. The taxi driver will pick up Anne at 5:15 to bring her back to the airport. We have now spent three days together. One day we drove to the Plitvice Lakes and Željava Airbase. We have spent the rest of our time in the city Zadar and also went to the cinema. We will not be able to see each other a lot this year, therefore we did not felt the need to spend all our hours on the motorcycle. Besides that… it has been raining for two days now…

The weather has not changed today, it still rains. Today I will probably only continue to drive a short part of the Jadranska Magistrala. I want to get moving but I also do not want to spend the whole day in the rain. The part of the Jadranska Magistrala that I drove before arriving to Zadar was amazing, this upcoming part (south of Zadar) should even be better.

As soon as I leave I realize that today is not “Jadranska Magistrala worthy”. The amazing views are gone and the road is slippery because of the salt. (After all, it is a coastal road and the combination of salt and water made it slippery)

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When I arrive in Split, I already know that I do not want to drive any further. I have about 7 months time to drive around Europe so I am not in a hurry. I check Airbnb and find a room in Split. Perfect! The rest of the day I will be sorting out photos and trying to write a bit. I will also try to convert the logo of this website to a vector shape, so I can use it for stickers for my panniers.


The next day…

I was thinking about spending an extra day in Split and trying to explore the city but as soon as I open the curtains, I know that I have to get back on the motorcycle. The weather is amazing!

Last night I finished the design for my stickers so I will try to find a place to print them first. If the print store manages to get the stickers done today, I can still drive a bit. If they need longer… Ah well, let’s not think about that.

After asking a couple of print shops, I find a company that is able to make my stickers, I will write about that tomorrow!

Thank you for reading!

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