The pace of life has slowed considerably since we reached the gorgeous Mediterranean coast of Croatia. After three days in Split, including a day trip to Hvar island, we took a bus further down the coast to Makarska, an unapologetic beach holiday town on the edge of fantastically steep mountains. We’re just now ending a three-day spell of beach time and not much more. It’s been wonderful.
Today we’ll catch a bus another three hours south to Dubrovnik where we’ve scheduled our real summer vacation. We’ve booked an unusually nice resort, just a few minutes outside the city, for a six-night stay. This will be our longest stay in one place since we spent a week in Beijing in May. Life will be centered on the beach for the week, but we’ll be able to get into Dubrovnik by long walk or short bus ride for sightseeing or dinner as much as we want to.
One of the nicest things about our stay in Makarska was our big terrace overlooking the beach. Below is last night’s incredible sunset as we played cards on the terrace.
But our terrace featured something far better than a beautiful beach or a wonderful sunset, at least from the point of view of long-tern travelers…