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