Thursday, October 23, 2014

An Afternoon in Zadar, Croatia

We left the apartment in Split around 10am – and Steven and I sat in the sun by the port drinking good coffee in a café, while Rachel popped back to the market.  We then walked to the bus station and boarded the bus to Zadar.  Anne’s flight to zadar had been cancelled but we decided to juts let things ride and make decisions of what to do later.

On the bus we happened to sit next to a nurse who assisted in Cochlear Implant Operations.  She was based in a small town in Germany, although she was Russian.  Very small world.

We arrived in Zadar in pouring rain so taxi’d to the apartment. We dropped our bags then went out exploring - this is what greeted us right outside our apartment.  Fortunately it had stopped raining...

The Cathedral of St. Anastasia is a Roman Catholic Cathedral in Zadar. It is the seat of the Archdiocese of Zadar, and the largest church in all of Dalmatia.

The church's origins date back to a Christian basilica built in the 4th and 5th centuries, while much of the currently standing building was constructed in the Romanesque style during the 12th and 13th centuries. The site has been submitted to UNESCO's Tentative List of World Heritage Sites.

We wandered around the alleyways...

And found this amazing icecream vendor... There were lots of icecream vendors around Zadar but this one was by far the most popular. Proves that it's all about marketing!

We wandered around the small city taking photos, then found a cheap restaurant and stopped for a lovely meal.


I also found a very good quality, but very nicely priced makeup shop – I bought a lipstick! That brings my sum total of lipsticks to 67.  I have a lipstick problem!

The airline put on a van to Zadar for Anne but it wasn’t getting in until 1am, so Steven and I waited up and met her to walk her back to the apartment when she arrived.  

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