August 16, 2012
On Day Two in Croatia, we traveled with a local tour guide, Petra, to Trogir and Split. Dating back 2,300 years, Trogir was founded by Greek colonists and was later ruled by Venice. In Split, we visited Diocletian's Palace, built by the Romans as a home for the emperor by that name. Diocletian was born circa 237 A.D. This is my first trip to Europe, so I'm having trouble wrapping my head around how old everything is. And I thought my hometown of Plymouth, Mass., had some history!
Both Trogir and Split are coastal towns along the Adriatic Sea. It is the bluest water I’ve ever seen. Absolutely beautiful. In Trogir, we climbed to the top of Kamerlengo Fortess and were rewarded with fabulous views of the coast. In Split, after touring Diocletian’s Palace, we had some free time for lunch. There were many outdoor cafes surrounded by shops, in what I am told is a typical European style. I enjoyed a nice lunch and then some shopping before we were back on the bus to our hotel.
Tonight the team had their first game against KK Kastela. Unfortunately, the cold I’ve been fighting off for a couple of days took me down tonight and I was unable to travel to the game. John Saucier ‘08 filled in for me and will be sharing all the details in a future post.
Tomorrow we will be up early for a ferry ride to island of Hvar for a daylong excursion. I’m hoping that a good night’s sleep will bring me be back to 100% and ready to take full advantage of this incredible experience.