On Wednesday my long travel day started and let me tell you, I was not happy about it at all. Of course I was excited to see a new country and add even more cities to my list but going from Vienna to Split means having a 2-5 hour layover in Zagreb. It will be different during the summertime because it is main travel season and instead of 6 flights arriving a day it will be 20 or so, which makes me happy because it means I´m able to work with some amazing people.
When I finally arrived in Split, I did meet up at the airport with some other potential skippers and hostesses. Together we took the airport bus to split (30 Kuna), which is one of the two buses going to Split, the other one is #37 (13 Kuna) but this one is down the street hidden behind construction sides. First thing I did was move into my hostel (downtown hostel – 8€ a day), after we did meet up for dinner. We went to a place at the waterfront but I already forgot the name due to a long waiting time. From getting seated to order drinks – 20 minutes, another 10 minutes before we could order food and another 60 minutes before we had our food on the table and that in an almost empty place. We payed and went to sleep.
The next morning we all did our own thing but had a late brunch together, I walked around in Split for a bit and took some pictures. For brunch we went to the BAJAMONTI, a nice spot with nice waiters and amazing food. I ordered a French breakfast with Croissants. After that we met the rest of the group and we strolled along the waterfront to the marina to see some yachts and see what they have to offer. Back in Old Town Split we went for lunch, the BOKERIA restaurant it was, not the cheapest but the most amazing food I had in Split. Ordered the brusschetta topped with pears and Gorgonzola cheese. Tasted like heaven on earth and for drinks we had always every time wine or an Aperol Spritz. Of course we can’t miss out on dessert and we went to LUKE to get some of the best ice cream in town. The activity for the afternoon was the climb of the bell tower (20 Kuna), which was nerve-racking, due to some old stairs. But I had the chance to take some amazing pictures from the top and we looked around Old Town and especially the Cathedral. I took a ton of pictures. Before dinner we did meet up with the rest of the crew that arrived at that day. Together we took the walk down to the marina to eat at the ACI PIZZERIA, amazing view and amazing food. Of course we had drinks at the bar after, FABRIQUE Pub – the IN spot right now, mostly beer, wine and Aperol Spritz, (something you need to try).
That´s it, this is all that happened before on the next day the academy started. But for the hostess academy I will do a separate post with what happened the whole week and where we went and what we learned.
PS.: If you are wondering why I mention the restaurants in particular, we had to check out restaurants and places to send our crews too.