Split first Impressions: Finding my Bearings


The first thing Bear Grylls (Ultimate Survival, Discovery Channel) does after he is dropped off in some remote spot in the middle of no-where is "getting his bearings."

This is exactly what I do when I arrive in a new city, like today in Split, Croatia. I want to know where I am, how the city is set up and what the surroundings look like. No better way to do this then to find a good vantage point!

Right next to my hotel in the center of the city, I noticed a small alleyway leading up a hill. After a few minutes walk, the road turned into a stairway.

With the temperature well above 30 degrees, climbing stairs isn't exactly my favorite activity. Fortunately, it turned out to be well worth it. On the top of the hill I found a small bar with a patio and a great view! Exactly what I was looking for :) .

After a refreshing drink, I took some pictures of the city:

This is the main boulevard in Split where you can find plenty bars and restaurants.

The harbour, must be a popular stop for cruise ships as there was another waiting in line.

Most building in Split seem to be pretty old, which gives the city a nice cozy feel to it.

Can't wait to explore the city, more to follow soon!

5 thoughts on “Split first Impressions: Finding my Bearings

Comment author said

By Eva on 13 July 2013 at 10:53

The place you went is called Marjan, there is also a nice park on that hill that you should check out :)


Comment author said

By Jasper Ribbers on 21 July 2013 at 10:33

Hi Eva, I did walk around the park briefly, nice place!


Comment author said

By Heather Irvine on 14 July 2013 at 15:10

I did island hopping in Croatia last year, for me the islands, such as Brac, Korcula and Hvar have a lot more to offer than Split, have fun!


Comment author said

By Jasper Ribbers on 21 July 2013 at 10:34

Yeah the islands are great, I actually went sailing for a week and visited Hvar, Vis and Solta island :)


Comment author said

By Coco Zhao on 17 July 2013 at 10:05

Hi, the alleyway and stone houses along the stairs look like South China stone gate houses...


Leave a Reply