A Weekend in Split

Diocletian palace

We drove to Split, in Southern Croatia, with Klaudija and Ante, friends who acted as our awesome tour guides (thanks dudes!).  What a beauty place!  Centered around the 4th century Diocletian Palace and right on the Adriatic riviera, Split has culture, beaches, beautiful weather and hundreds of people-watching cafes from which to drink delicious lattes.  We were happy there.

Below is our trip in pictures.

Cute Simon on our “street”.

our street

The stunning Split riviera with the Diocletian palace as its backdrop.Split riviera

 

Exploring the palace.

In the windowpurple flowers

A hole in the ceiling – or a planet from afar?

Planet

A very relaxed Simon on the riva (boardwalk).

Split day1

Sitting down for our first, and much-anticipated, all-seafood meal.  My stomach is smiling.Outfit

 

The mesmerizing palace at night.split night

Chilling.Chilling - Split

 

A maze of beautiful ancient streets.Night time in Split

 

Down time.Drinks

Happy bosses.haps

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Split Personalities

If you’ve ever been to (or anywhere near) Croatia, you’re probably aware that women from Split have quite the reputation. They’re known for being beautiful (but not necessarily modest), having an (un)healthy dose of attitude, never holding back to speak their minds, and spending hours at cafes just people watching. And smoking cigarettes…  Like this young lady:

Having spent some of my most formative years living there and returning often to visit family, I can almost guarantee first-hand that in most cases, the above rings true. But one thing I can claim without a shade of doubt is that women from Split are not afraid to make a fashion statement. I was reminded of that the other day when stumbling upon a blog post by Moda Komoda  that featured photos by renowned news photographer Fedja Klarić of women from Split in the ‘80s.

In comparing those pics to another recent post about the style of Splicanke today,  a lot of what we saw then we still see now. Clearly, women from Split love:

A bold pop of colour

Sporting fur 

Experimenting with hairdos (and uh… blush?)

Rocking retro eyewear 

Mixing sportswear with formal attire

The first set of pics (’80s ladies) were all taken by Fedja Klaric, while the second set (modern gals) were taken by Sonja Dvornik. I’ve taken both from Moda Komoda.

Love em or hate em, ladies from Split sure like to wear their personalities on their sleeves….