Cave ladies

Tuesday, 29 July 2014


Marija, our hostess with the mostess, insisted that we couldn’t leave Hvar without a boat trip to the Blue and Green Caves. We took her word for it and booked ourselves on a boat with a very early start. We threw our legs over the side and spent the next couple of hours staring out over miles of sea and collecting a few more freckles.

Croatia

Croatia

Croatia

Our first stop was the green caves on Ravnik island which are large enough for you to swim into. We eagerly leapt off the boat and went exploring. Once inside, there is a small hole at the top which shoots a beam of sunlight into the water creating a spotlight good enough for even the biggest of divas.
Croatia

Croatia

The water was a welcome break after hours on a scorching boat so we floated around for a while, with the occasional glug of sea water when we got the giggles.
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Back on the boat for a couple more hours of sailing across the Adriatic until our second destination of Biševo island for the blue caves. The blue caves are much smaller and are a protected site so we disembarked and reloaded into smaller boats that could fit through the tiny entrance.

Watch your head!
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The sunlight sneaks in underneath the edge of the caves which creates the most amazing blue colour. It was much more impressive than we ever imagined it would be! 
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After a quick whiz around inside the cave it was time for lunch. Whilst we’d been off searching for pirates in the caves, our crew had magically whipped up a huge feast of tuna steaks with salad (yum) and delicious warm wine (not so yum!!).

It was a great day out and I’d definitely recommend a trip to the caves if you are ever in Hvar.

We came back to our apartment feeling happy and just slightly burnt. That evening we caved (geddit!) and went back to our favourite restaurant from the first night as we’d been dreaming about prawns swimming in garlic ever since our first mouthful. 

We finished off the night the only way we know how, with cocktails and dancing.

The next morning we were all feeling very sad, it was time to say goodbye to Pansion Dela, Marija and her family and Hvar Town. None of us wanted to leave but we knew it was time to move on to the next island. 

Bring it on, Korcula.
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It was a super speedy boat so we were there within and hour an set straight off for a lunchtime snack, and what a delicious snack it was.

Greek salad mmm....
Greek Salad

We jumped in a taxi to our apartment, Baric. The view that greeted us from our balcony was phenomenal, we couldn’t have been happier. Milica, our hostess, was extremely friendly and settled us into the apartment.
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We dumped our bags and walked down the 100 steps from our new home down to the nearest bay. Croatia doesn’t do traditional sandy beaches, but instead has man made bays or piers in the cliffs where you can climb down and swim or sunbathe on the rocks. It is perfect and the sea is always breathtakingly beautiful. We spent a lazy day, lying around and swimming then decided it was time to explore Korcula town.

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Croatia

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Croatia

Once we’d stuck our glad rags on, we walked the 15 mins into town. Korcula Town looks very similar to Hvar Town with its honey coloured stone walls, small cobbled streets, terracotta roofs and boats along the harbour. Korcula is much quieter though and has a real Italian influence especially with an unlimited number of restaurants serving up Italian cuisine.  

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Croatia

Croatia

On recommendation we went along to Nonno to try some of their homemade pasta. 

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Croatia

Mine was the signature dish; steak ragu which was delicious.

Ali chose pesto. 
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Hannah ordered the most amazing looking salad. We were getting food envy all round.
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Tonight we were sensible; no wine was consumed and we headed home for an early night. We had to be up at the crack of dawn for our trip to Mljet. 

More on that little adventure next time….



Little London Girl x

Croatia - bubbles, seafood, sunsets....

Sunday, 27 July 2014

We woke up the next day and headed straight into town to explore. I’d been to Hvar with DG last year so was desperate to show the girls the sights and all the humongous yachts in the harbour. They are worth millions of pounds so we enviously stared at them for a while to see if we could spot Jay Z and Beyonce inside (sadly not!). 
Hvar

Hvar

Hvar

Then before we got depressed we headed for breakfast.

A big omelette with freshly squeezed juice, yum!
Hvar

Hvar

Hvar Town has something for everyone, amazing restaurants, shops, history, beautiful views and swimming opportunities and at night it is teeming with young, glamorous things drinking cocktails. 
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Hvar

Hvar

The locals are seriously chilled out!
Hvar

They even agreed to us having a little photo session with the best car in town! 
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Hvar

Hvar

The water is by far the clearest I have ever seen and its the perfect temperature for a little paddle.
Hvar

Hvar

The sun was baking hot so we made a quick stop off at the market for supplies before heading back.
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Hvar

Ali couldn't believe her luck when she saw everything on offer!
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Fruit and veg definitely doesn't look like this in Tesco!
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Hvar

Then it was all about serious pool time. 
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It was an amazing day of napping, chatting, laughing, canonballing and napping some more. That night we dined al fresco on our balcony on our delicious treats from the market, watching the amazing sunset. 
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Followed by a few rounds of "on the buses", our all time favourite holiday drinking game. Warning: playing with wine is a bad idea! 
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When we were suitably merry we tottered along into town for some partying fun. It was a night of drinking cocktails, making new friends and dancing till our feet hurt.
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Hvar

Hvar

The eye of the Jager! 
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Hvar

Hann was over the moon to find a guy who was crazily taller than her. This is a rare occasion and we always celebrate it with a photo!
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The next day was much the same…..pool heaven. In the evening we decided a trip to the Fortress for sunset was a must . This meant a lot of stairs to contend with so we stuck our flats on and got climbing. 
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Hvar

Hvar

The views were well worth it.
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Hvar

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Hvar

A sunset should always be enjoyed with bubbles.
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Hvar

Hvar

The town is filled with restaurants and bars hidden away in narrow cobbled alleyways. We were getting food envy at every turn so we stopped to sample some seafood and rest our weary feet.
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Hvar

Check out these mouth watering dishes.
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Hvar

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Hvar

Baked courgettes.
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Phew that was a long post! That's the end of day 3! 

Head back soon for the next instalment in our girly adventure.

Little London Girl x
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