So I've decided to indulge myself a little in this post and remember my sun drenched holiday in June.
About 5 years ago I went travelling with friends over summer. We got the train around Central and Eastern Europe (which I would really recommend), finishing in Croatia. I loved that time but I have always wanted to head back to Croatia to fully explore it's gorgeous coastline.
I remembered crystal clear blue sea, cobbled windy streets and b.e.a.u.t.i.f.u.l. sunsets.
So we went back this year. And it didn't disappoint - although I had forgotten all the steep steep stairways!
We planned our own little road trip, starting inland in Zagreb. The rain there made the UK's summer look like a drought. But all was good from day two.
and after that we stuck to the coast visiting beautiful old town after beautiful old town.
It was hot...like 36 degrees hot (and yet I still didn't tan-seriously body, what are you playing at!)
The we arrived in Split - a shock to the system as suddenly we were surrounded by cruise ship groups. Put that with tiny narrow streets in a very small centre meant plenty of ice creams were needed! It's old town is built into the ruins of a Roman emperors palace and Venetian fortress. To see the edge of a temple disappear into somebody's apartment was different to say the least!
Then we escaped to the islands of Hvar and Korcula. we eyed up all the posh yachts and swam in the sea. When I say swam I mean ending up perched on a rock without a clue where to step next because of the sea urchins that were everywhere.
Back to the British weather for now!