Ivan, Lil Dave and I woke up early at 9:15 am on August 9, 2012. I think Ivan and I slept like 5 hours. We had bread and cheese for breakfast.
We left the apartment at 11:05 am.
Lunch was at the Pizzeria Mama Leona and Vita place again. We all had a salad customized by us. Ivan and I also shared a vegetable sandwich.
It was time to head to Split – the ferry boat left at 1:45 pm. The ride from Hvar island to Split took an hour and a half.
At the port, we were picked up by Peter – we were staying at his apartment with his mom which Ivan booked through Airbnb. The place was about 10 minutes walking from the port.
At the apartment, we met his mom Mira who doesn’t speak English.
The room was spacious and breezy since the windows were open.
It was to check out the Old Town. Ivan checked out to see how much tickets were for the David Morales the following night. There’s one BIG main street in Split and they have big parties there. General admission was sold out and the golden circle tickets were way too much. Ivan thinks that general admission probably wasn’t sold out so they could make more money by selling you the golden circle and VIP tickets.
It was weird that this street had lights and kids were dancing to the music that was playing. Tomorrow, it would be packed with thousands of people dancing to house music.
We went back to the apartment and showered.
Since we were both knackered (tired), we took a 2 hour nap. Lil Dave took a short monkey nap and Skype’d his Dad Big Dave.
We walked into the Old Town to get dinner. Sperun turned out to be a ncie restaurant. Ivan and I got marinated sardines Dalmatian style, marinated anchovies, grilled tuna fish and oven baked mackerel. Lil Dave got grilled banana Dalmatian style and a tuna and banana salad. It was a great meal. We had an espresso which turned out to be free since the first one they were going to give us was already cold….see…never hurts to complain!
We tried out the ‘best ice cream in town’ at Hajduk. Ivan and I tried the chocolate and it was too creamy and didn’t taste right. Ivan got cherry and raspberry while I got cherry.
Mine tasted better than Ivan’s, but it definitely wasn’t the best ice cream in town.. I’m sure there’s better tasting ice cream there.
It was nice walking around the cool Old Town. Ivan said that the Romans built it and you could tell from the big huge columns and lovely architecture.
Ivan and I checked out the rakia bar called Aphrodisiac Ghetto Society.
It’s a cool bar with great décor and a cool outdoor area.
One of the coolest things is that from the street you can stop by the window to get rakia or absinthe to go in a plastic cup. Ivan and I tried a few rakias.. with the best ones being the nut and the cherry.
Ivan and I were both really tired, so we headed back at midnight.