Kelsey HayneComment

Split

Kelsey HayneComment
Split

Oh Split. It was one of those "must-see" places. It has it's own character, and charming sea front area. I got to stay pretty close to the main area, which was great for wandering around when I wanted. I loved the palm tree lined pedestrian path with benches, the water, and nearby sandy beaches. Like all other tourist places, vendor tents lined the streets selling souvenirs and other home made goods and clothing products. Split is home to some beautiful ruins, and a courtyard area that fuses Egyptian and Roman influences. There's a sphinx among the architecture. Originally, there were 12, but with the rise of Christianity, apparently they were all destroyed, and why the one remains is a mystery. Also, it used to be entirely surrounded by a massive fortress wall, and some of the original wall still remains, which are the last few photos in this gallery. The amount of history when traveling becomes overwhelming, and sometimes it either grabs you to learn, or you enjoy what you see without caring about what happened. Split definitely got my attention.