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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo View Post
    only you (and maybe KiwiNick) could go to Croatia and get more pics of men than goats

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    Neo, thanks so much. This is a dream of mine to go. My dad loved the Dalmation Coast and this is it. I did not do much for the wife this year on our 25th anniversary, now I am off to Croatia mid May. She has seen pictures and researched along with me, but your shots are better. Mid May seems to be like 15-26 degrees that sounds a lot better than a humid 40 which it is here.

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    There's more to come AO... by all accounts it gets better the further south you go, with Dubrovnik being the real gem. The coast north of Split up toward Trieste in Italy (another possible arrival point as the car from Sixt at Zagreb had all the necessary documentation to cross borders) is more sparsely populated but more exclusive, with Split and the coast south being more of a family destination.

    Unfortunately I didn't take the opportunity to take a ferry out to the islands, which are apparently incredibly beautiful with quiet beaches and historic little towns, because it was just so busy with tourists and the school holidays... the thought of disembarking on a small island town with a thousand other tourists doesn't appeal... before or after the high season would be perfect... which is something i plan to do.

    Having said that, even though it was busy the roads were relatively quiet and along the coast there were numerous resorts, guest houses, apartments, pensions and restaurants (and of course beaches, and mountains in the background always a constant) I've no doubt that out of season taking a car and stopping overnight wherever the fancy takes you would be no problem at all and in the high season with a little forward planning stopping overnight at a different location would be no problem at all.
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    I would presume that Katie is smaller than me in height.

    So, i'll take the one on the right. Thanks Neo.

    I shall now go back and read the rest of the thread.

    I have heard alot of good things about Croatia, and i think your photos really show that it is a nice, clean and calm place for a holiday. With a bit of history too.

    Next time, fly to Geneva and pick me up on your way!! You could drive me through Italy and i could map read!! No, that is a bad idea. We may end up in Spain.

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    Ooh... young & fit dude pics. Me likey. another thnx frm me, neo!

    Patsy, you're right, I'm shorter, so I'll take the shorter, more muscular guy. I kinda like his facial hair. Lol

    Looks like a very nice place for a holiday. Nice beach, a palace & medieval town! What's not to like? but how was the sand? Looks like the sand had large particles. But then, i've been spoiled with white beaches and powder like sand in my part of the world, and not all places can have that. Cheers neo, keep the pics coming!

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    Pebble beaches. They are just not sandy.

    Most of us Brits grew up with them. I was lucky, in Scotland we have lovely sandy beaches. the only problem is that it is about 15 degrees and windy when you go there.

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    A brilliant series of pics. A very nice Camera ya have there mate.

    It's funny when one looks at these pics after living in Bangkok.

    Your pics are all warm and fuzzy displaying how a real city looks whilst BKK is covered in Shite.

    Just an observation there.

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    Pics are all taken on my Samsung S7... the camera is outstanding especially at night.

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    Day three and after the beach decided to head up into the mountains, or more specifically to Klis, a fortress over looking the mountain pass that leads to Split.

    I was told that this is where the Croats stopped the Turks and given the history of Split no doubt it has been strategically important for millennia. Anyway, that's as much as I know, more info here if you need it.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fortress_of_Klis

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    Still have some pictures of my trip down the coast t o post, but I'm off to Egypt in the morning for work so I'll post them when I get back...

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    Down the coast to Makarska and back..



    plenty of accommodation options all the way.. no need to pre book out of the peak season









    Makarska... I wasn't that impressed, nice but too family orientated.









    The mountains behind were impressive..





    Back up the coast and off the highway I found this nice little place... just one of many very scenic spots along the way






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    Thanks for the pix, neo. Very nice & scenic.

    But.... no more pics of hunky men in uniform?
    Lol!

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    Great stuff Neo. Great pictures to help us feel and see what you saw.
    Obviously not an overly crowded holiday and open highways...which is a wonderful thing.
    (I take it from your pictures that the Muslim population in Croatia is quite minimal particularly compared to your desert oasis.)

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