What a surprisingly incredible place! Staying in the "city" of Split (more like a large town) I was able to enjoy the history of the Roman structures on the edge of royal blue crystal clear water just a quick boat ride from some Picturesque islands. I loved central Europe but this is my favourite type of location!
I spent my first day wandering through the old town fortress, palace, and churches built by a Roman emperor (well...His people) in 305 A.D! These bricks could tell some stories! Its very east to get lost in the maze-like stone streets, but because it's not too big you'll eventually find the edge of the old town and those beautiful waters. It became a bit of a game trying to find specific sides or entrances without a map! Luckily there are cafes, ice cream parlors, and restaurants whenever you needed them (unlike the hedge mazes in the schönbrunn palace). Eventually found myself at one of the pebble beaches outside of the town (which of course had that perfect water) drinking cocktails till sunset.
The next day I spent at a couple of the surrounding islands snorkeling in the blue lagoon, exploring more of the Roman-built towns on the edge of these islands, lounging under the sun, and eating fresh fruit and local pastries. I was as grumpy as a child that was refused candy when it was time to leave.
2 days, 1 boat, 1 good tan, and next I'm headed to Venice!