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”.
Exploring the palace.
A hole in the ceiling – or a planet from afar?
A very relaxed Simon on the riva (boardwalk).
The mesmerizing palace at night.
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
Experimenting with hairdos (and uh… blush?)
Rocking retro eyewear
Mixing sportswear with formal attire
Love em or hate em, ladies from Split sure like to wear their personalities on their sleeves….