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Milna Brac

The very first island we visited on our speed boat day trip was Milna. Its is a beautiful harbour on the island of Brac, not far from Split. I loved walking through its narrow streets full of small picture-postcard stone houses. There was also a beautiful Baroque church with a typical Dalmatian bell tower. There is an airport on Brac island as well.

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The marina at Milna

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Jie admiring the houses

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Milna in the distance as we left

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Jie seems happy and the skipper gave us a thumbs up 🙂

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Biševo & The Blue Cave

While at Split in Croatia,  I also wanted to explore the Dalmatian archipelago. We initially thought of using ferries but it didn’t sound feasible. Actually I found the time ferries taking between the islands was too much and even the  schedule of ferries from Split, across the islands and back to Split didn’t feel like we could get the most out of our time on the islands within in a single day. This meant we had to either stay overnight on one of the islands (which is probably a good idea to explore the islands in depth) or only visit just a couple of them. But we were a bit short on time and in the end decided to hop the islands in style:), basically on a speed boat.

One of the most distant Adriatic island we visited was Bisevo. Only 11 people are officially registered living on this beautiful island.

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We took a short boat ride from Bisevo to visit the popular blue cave. The entrance to the cave was like a vault. And as we enter the cave it was just unbelievable what we saw. The whole cave was filled with aquamarine light, natural sunlight coming in, reflecting the floor of the cave and bathing the whole water surface in blue.

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Boats lining up ready to pick up people to the cave.

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An unexpeced visitor on the boat 🙂

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Just before entering the cave. We actually had to duck to get in

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Surprisingly there was already another boat in there.

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The entrance to the cave from the inside.

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Plitvice Lakes National Park

Since I watched the documentary of Plitvice Lakes National Park on BBC few years back, I knew I am going to visit it at some point. From Split it was 3 to 4 hours drive. It was raining and I slept all the way in the van as I was so tired from the night before at UltraEurope festival. However when we reached Plitvice, the rain had stopped, the sky was clear, sun was out, it just couldn’t be a better day out. I was all refreshed and ready to explore in the park. After walking for a few minutes in the park I was in just in a bit of a shock. It was difficult to sink in the fact that it was exactly like I had it in my mind… seeing in the pictures and the documentary. It was utterly mesmerising. I don’t think I had ever seen so many different shades of emerald and azure at one place… so pure, so heavenly. No wonder its a UNESCO World Heritage site. There were loads of lakes, waterfalls, wooden bridges and paths everywhere. We even took a couple of short boat rides to cross the lakes. It was a wonderful day exploring the Plitvice National Park.

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Jie couldn’t stop smiling all the way. Why would she. She was in a wonderland 🙂

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On the way back we had a nice meal in a lovely Plitvice restaurant.

 

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