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    I've always wanted to visit Croatia

    So I got a refund on the flights to Sri Lanka and bought flights there instead.

    Sri Lanka wasn't looking that rosy to be honest.. shit weather and looked like a proper tourist trap when the hidden extras started adding up.

    So yeah fuck it.. fly to Zagreb, 4.5 hours, very doable then hire car straight down to Split and a little apartment by the beach for a few days proper R'n'R.. sunshine and 32c

    Perfect.. could be a nice location X away from the sandpit as it's not too far and the weather is spot on... we shall see.
    Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!"

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    went there 40 plus years ago,

    Should be great the med having a proper beach culture:
    Get nice and warm sunbathing , in the sea for a cool swim, out for a beer,
    plenty of nice woman naked and half naked - the air stinking of Ambre Solaire sun tan creme,
    repeat as necessary
    No Asian beach can compete with that.

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    Cheers, Neo.

    I hope you share photos. I hear it's beautiful there.

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    You need to write a book on your life. This is just amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue View Post
    Should be great the med having a proper beach culture:
    Get nice and warm sunbathing , in the sea for a cool swim, out for a beer,
    plenty of nice woman naked and half naked - the air stinking of Ambre Solaire sun tan creme,
    repeat as necessary
    you're spot on there blue.. its a proper holiday, no hassle, free to do what you want when you want, you know what you can and can't do, no grey area, no cops out for a bit of poppy.. I'm trying to get away from the madness not add to it, Sri Lanka was looking like a proper stress out

    the apartment is right on the edge of town and the beach looks functional rather than exotic, but being close to Split there's plenty of sightseeing and nightlife, also ferries over to some of the nearby islands and I'll have the car so maybe a road trip along the coast as well... really looking forward to this

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    Drove to Zagreb one time. Put my car on the night train and went to Belgrade. As I was advised that the road from Zagreb to Belgrade was too dangerous. Got married in Belgrade. But strangely drove back, then went across the border to Italy for honeymoon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neo
    you're spot on there blue.
    Do they speak English?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    You need to write a book on your life. This is just amazing.
    And I've got the title for him - "Panelbeaters mongering guide in worldwide shitholes"

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    Wow, coincidence, that is exactly where I want to take my wife minus kids for our 25th next year. I have always been intrigued by the Dalmation coast. Glad I can see your report first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman123 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    You need to write a book on your life. This is just amazing.
    And I've got the title for him - "Panelbeaters mongering guide in worldwide shitholes"
    Catchy title, but contractors don't need guidebooks ... have a 'uigi

    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    Wow, coincidence, that is exactly where I want to take my wife minus kids for our 25th next year. I have always been intrigued by the Dalmation coast. Glad I can see your report first.
    Will do AO, got a car hired from the airport and knowing it's EU standards on the roads is less stress straight away... it's 4 hours to Split.. a little longer than I'd would want but I'm sure of scenery on the way. There is the option to fly from Zagreb to Split, 45 minutes but the flights don't match up with mine.
    Only there 4 nights, but should be enough to get a good taste for the place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman123
    mongering guide in worldwide shitholes
    This would be a great guide. Please elaborate. Shitholes, so I am reliably informed, are your area of expertise.

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    Indonesia, Bangkok, Sri Lanka and now Croatia. You're certainly living the jet-set lifestyle, Neo. Where next?

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    No Nev... I couldn't make my mind up.
    Haven't been to any of them yet, flying to Croatia in the morning though

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    Have a good trip. Have fun. Stay safe.

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    Cheers mate, it's looking good.. will do a trip report

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    Enjoy, Neo...Sounds like fun...

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    Game of thrones country, I was always glad when they went there rather than the dark ice wall and up north etc .
    All those old buildings and history and culture will make a change from ME

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    @ neo, will you go to the area of "King's Landing"? If yes, take pics! I'd like to see the castle & surrounds from a tourist's point of view, and not through the lens of a TV show.cheers & enjoy your holiday!

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    Dubrovnik is the place to go.

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    ^ Sausage makers?...

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    Good chance to get in a bit of ethnic cleansing, Neo. Croatia is quite genocide-friendly these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neo
    flying to Croatia in the morning though
    did you go ?

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    yeah it was brilliant... I'll do a thread when I get my act together

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    Could've been a really good thread (if it'd been about Sri lanka...).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo View Post
    Could've been a really good thread (if it'd been about Sri lanka...).
    Or goats. We can't get enough of that

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