Hvar and Split, Croatia

Weekend before this one, a friend and I traveled to Split, Croatia, where we then ferried to Hvar for a few days of sunbathing and nights of fine dining. While far too brief, it was a lovely, miniature beach holiday to break up what has so far been a busy working summer.

We arrived to Hvar midday on a Friday, touring the island, sipping cocktails and soaking up sun rays from the many swim spots peppered along the coast. That night, we ate at Dalmatino before hiking up to the fortress for the sunset view. Saturday, we rose early for a half-day tour of the Paklinski Islands just off Hvar (if we'd had more time, we would have loved to visit Vis!). That night, as sunburnt as one can be, we made our way to Black Pepper, for what was my favorite meal of the trip. We managed to each have a starter, main, dessert and three cocktails for the price of one meal out in Switzerland (sans alcohol).  The next morning, we were sorry to leave Hvar before brunching at the Fig Cafe, but we made our way to Stari Grad to catch a ferry back to Split. In Split, we quickly toured the winding, narrow streets of the city before grabbing dinner at Bokeria, recommended by a colleague.

If you are wondering if we did anything but eat, the answer is yes, but barely. By Monday morning, we were landing in Geneva and I was back at work, bronzed and full-bellied.