Stay - Eat - Do | Split, Croatia!

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Yesterday, I spent a large chunk of time (larger than I would have liked) going through backed up emails I have from my blog. Because I haven’t been incredibly active, and I feel like pretty much most of my readers are people I actually know in real life, I don’t really expect to come across anything exciting in my inbox.

I was mostly right, since 99% of the things in there were alerting me of spam comments on past posts or monthly newsletters from other travel blogs that I can never quite catch up with. 

But then I saw it. 

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To je službeni!

For those of you like me that DON’T speak Croatian, that means…

"IT’S OFFICIAL!"

Let my next great adventure begin

I have been talking about it for awhile now, but I have made the final decision today to move to Split, Croatia at the end of May this year. I put the first step of my plan into action by purchasing my one-way flight there from London all of about 2 hours ago.

Ever since I received my confirmation email with my itinerary and boarding pass, I have just been buzzing and grinning ear to ear. (Thank you easyJet!)

It has been close to a year since I have stepped foot on a beach, let alone seen one in person, and coming from a girl who grew up in California, it feels like decades

For those of you that don’t know much (or anything) about Croatia, let alone Split, here is the jist:

  • Croatia is a Medditeranian country, surrounded by BosniaSerbiaSloveniaHungary, and across from Italy.
  • Split is the second largest city in Croatia, located on the Eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea.
  • It is referred to by it’s residents as ”The sportiest city in the world.
  • Funnily enough, Los Angeles is regarded as one of Split’s “sister cities.” 
  • From Split, there is easy access to fellow Croatian cities such as Dubrovnik, Hvar, Solta, and Brac.
  • In the summer time it is bustling with travelers and backpackers from all over the world that I certainly cant wait to meet! 
"Why Croatia?" you might ask…
Well the idea came about, because two of my friends from Prague will be moving there mid-May to work for another friends pub crawl that runs throughout the summer. One of them mentioned to me that they would be looking for people that have experience doing that sort of thing (which I do, from living in Prague), and it just set a plan in motion. 
I mean, who wouldn’t want to live here?
Split, Croatia
Plus, my visa is close to running up in a couple months in London anyways, and I would like to try somewhere new, unknown, and exciting… 
After some extensive research on flights, things to do, visa regulations, etc, I made the officially decision to take the plunge and make a move. 
Headed to Split on May 28th!
I will be moving into a flat with my two friends from Prague (one’s Czech & one’s Aussie), which has already been sorted out by our future boss.
Starting work on June 1st for the pub crawl and so looking forward to it! It was really nice having a few months away from all the crazy drinking and partying, but working for a pub crawl is really one of the funnest jobs that you can have during the summer. Favorite part being that you get to meet amazing, fun, like-minded young travelers making their way through Europe. I can’t tell you how many connections I made and friends that I have around the world, just from working on the crawl in Prague last summer! 
Now it is just a matter of getting in better shape and some color on my skin before I get there…I don’t think I have ever been this pale in my life.
Soooo….HERE GOES NOTHING! 
Wish me luck :) 
pata-caliente
Meet me in…
Split?
My time is about half way over in London, and although I have loved every minute of it, and will be sad to move away from this city again, I need to start looking forward and making plans for what is next. 
I know that I have mentioned on here that I want to end up in Australia by the end of the year, and that is still the plan, but where to go in between, during the hot summer months, has been up for debate. 
My most prominent plan has been to move back to Prague for the summer, get a job teaching English during the week, and work for The Prague Underground again, if I could, on the weekends. This has been my safety plan, for I have already lived there, already have friends there, and it really wouldnt require any great leap of faith to return. I love the city of Prague and know I would be happy there no matter what. Its familiar…
But what is fun about familiar? 
What I would really love to do is head south to Croatia! I want to spend the summer in the hot sun, near the beach, and meeting fun new people… AGAIN! This California girl is missing her beaches pretty badly. It’s not a complete leap of faith, as I have spoken to a few friends from Prague who are thinking about moving there as well, so I wouldn’t be alone in this adventure this time. 
As far as work goes, there is a pub crawl there as well starting back up in the summer that needs people and is friends with the owners of the two good crawls in Prague, one of which I worked for. A friend from the rival crawl in Prague is moving to Split in May to manage the crawl there and is certain I would have a job there if I want it. Pay is about the same as I was used to before, and accommodation is very cheap, especially if all of us headed there get a place together. 
I just want to be sure that I am going to be able to save money while I am there so that I am still able to fulfill my plans to make my way to Australia by the end of the year. That is priority number one! Then once I am in Australia, I can settle there for a year, and start making plans for my future and where I want to end up….but that’s a whole other post I am not going to worry about right now. 
So Prague or Split? 
What to do…what to do…
Kait xx

Meet me in…

Split?

My time is about half way over in London, and although I have loved every minute of it, and will be sad to move away from this city again, I need to start looking forward and making plans for what is next. 

I know that I have mentioned on here that I want to end up in Australia by the end of the year, and that is still the plan, but where to go in between, during the hot summer months, has been up for debate. 

My most prominent plan has been to move back to Prague for the summer, get a job teaching English during the week, and work for The Prague Underground again, if I could, on the weekends. This has been my safety plan, for I have already lived there, already have friends there, and it really wouldnt require any great leap of faith to return. I love the city of Prague and know I would be happy there no matter what. Its familiar…

But what is fun about familiar? 

What I would really love to do is head south to Croatia! I want to spend the summer in the hot sun, near the beach, and meeting fun new people… AGAIN! This California girl is missing her beaches pretty badly. It’s not a complete leap of faith, as I have spoken to a few friends from Prague who are thinking about moving there as well, so I wouldn’t be alone in this adventure this time. 

As far as work goes, there is a pub crawl there as well starting back up in the summer that needs people and is friends with the owners of the two good crawls in Prague, one of which I worked for. A friend from the rival crawl in Prague is moving to Split in May to manage the crawl there and is certain I would have a job there if I want it. Pay is about the same as I was used to before, and accommodation is very cheap, especially if all of us headed there get a place together. 

I just want to be sure that I am going to be able to save money while I am there so that I am still able to fulfill my plans to make my way to Australia by the end of the year. That is priority number one! Then once I am in Australia, I can settle there for a year, and start making plans for my future and where I want to end up….but that’s a whole other post I am not going to worry about right now. 

So Prague or Split? 

What to do…what to do…

Kait xx