Croatian Adventure – Day Six

Our last day was a sad one, but we made sure to live it to the fullest!

We got up early and had some brunch. We then caught the ferry back to the beautiful city of Dubrovnik! Again, we decided on a city day so no bikini’s, plenty of shopping and some final sightseeing!

I got an ice-cream to cool off and ended up with this bad boy at no extra cost – the ice cream boy was showing off!

We stumbled across a cliff side bar – we were literally dangling off the edge of a cliff sipping Prosecco and watching crazy Australian kids jump off the huge rock!

Two glasses of Prosecco later, I had a YOLO moment and jumped off the huge cliff in just my underwear – it was worth it! Hands down the best thing I have ever done!

For our final night out we ate lots, drank lots and partied with our newly acquainted Aussie friends! Oh… And I wore Watermelons!

 

Croatia was the best place I have ever been. I’ve raved so much that I’ve convinced a few folk to book a holiday there. Do it! Do it before the tourism world takes over and ruins all its natural beauty!

 

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Croatian Adventure – Day Five

The next day was super active.

We started with an incredibly hearty breakfast in our reps front garden. She wanted to show us how the croatians do it. This included bread, nutella, yoghurts, cereals, toasted sandwiches, biscuits, tea, coffee, juices, bacon, eggs – too much food!!!!! But it was great to live a little authentically!

The rest of the day was jam packed!

We cycled to the edge of the world.

We went sea kayaking – didn’t pee on myself this time!

And we went bodyboarding. It’s not as easy as it looks!!!

Finally, we had a lovely meal out at the top of the hill! A quiet night before our last blow out tomorrow!

Croatian Adventure – Day Four

Again we awoke to the beauty of Croatia, bright and early, the birds tweeting and the sea calm as can be!

We had to catch the ferry at 12:30 so we decided to get  a leisurely breakfast (ice cream – the best ice cream ever) and relax whilst we waited. The ferry took us to the island of Kolocep – a smaller island with less cars and less tourists than Lopud. It was quaint, but I’m not sure we could have stayed there long!

The day started off leisurely, we sea kayaked to the edges of the island, we swam – it was lovely! Then there was the perfect opportunity for a stunning photo! As part of this process, I decided to take off my wetshoes. What followed was dramatic:

I threw my shoes to Carly, missed and they landed in the water. ‘No worries’ I thought and posed for the picture!

I then lowered myself into the water to retrieve them.

I got them!

Then my sunglasses fell off my head and I lent back to catch them, kicking the wall and feeling a really deep cut through my foot. I returned to the rocks convinced I’d cut myself on a sharp one. Turns out, I stood on a sea urchin. Not pretty ladies and gents! We asked the locals what to do… they said pee on it. So we kayaked off to a deserted area and I peed in a bottle, then poured it on my foot. I can vouch, it doesn’t work. I still have sea urchin spines in my foot to this day! I’m also not sure the photos were even worth it…

My first word of warning for Croatia: always wear wetshoes!

After a quiet cocktail we made it back to Lopud at roughly 6pm. A quick shower, change and hack at my foot and we were on the vino again! (it helped with the pain) As we drank we watched the sunset from our balcony. It’s enough to take your breath away!

We went to our favourite restaurant on the island. The waiter was called Sacha and greeted us with a cherry liquor on the house!

After a boozey meal, he then surprised us with free chocolate cake, declaring that we must thank the chefs personally. So we did…

 

 

Croatian Adventure – Day Two

Day Two – The Old City

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The old city is the most renowned part of Dubrovnik, with charming streets and plenty of timeless architecture, it literally felt as though I’d teleported to an old Italian town! Birds flew overhead as we explored the various nooks and crannies the city had to offer!

We eventually stumbled upon the harbour, a perfect place to see the clear Adriatic waters in their glory! We weren’t dressed for it, but I absolutely had to get in! There was one old man swishing through the water and so I figured it was acceptable.10411434_10204068902825890_7109784514617640044_n

Knickers off (under my dress) and bikini on, I was in the water in seconds! There is nothing quite so refreshing as a spontaneous dunk!

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Just across from us was a small island called Lokrum. We had read good things about it and for just £7 we could get the twelve minute ferry across to it.

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So, after checking in to our old city apartment (equally as charming) we head for the island in the hope of finding the pool they nickname, the Dead Sea!

After roughly twenty minutes of trekking through the forests and stumbling across the nudist beach, we finally found it. We were not disappointed.

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The water was a beautiful green, it was like something out of a holiday magazine! There was even a rope swing for those tall enough to reach and brave enough to fling themselves into the water. It felt like we were in paradise.

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The island itself was full of lots of little treasures. On our adventure it felt like we had visited Thailand, Africa and the Amazon! You can see from the pictures just what I mean! After a shattering day of walking, swimming and climbing, we figured it was only fitting to reward ourselves with a half litre each of wine! (£1.30 for a litre). We then found ourselves in a very swanky restaurant – the name of which I do not recall due to mass consumption vino – where I had the most amazing tuna steak with pesto pasta.

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Next it was time for a boogie so we went to the local Irish bar (as recommended by an Irish himself!) for a few drinks. This then led to a session in Sky Bar (rather quiet, though it was out of season) and finally, we had the idea to return to the beloved harbour and go for a midnight swim! It was glorious. The water soon sobered us up, we swam and stared at the stars in awe and wonder! It really was the perfect ending to a perfect day!