Yesterday we said goodbye to Dubrovnik, one of the most beautiful and historic walled cities in Europe. We traveled north along the main highway where the Dinaric Alps meet the dark blue waters of the Adriatic. Rural seaside villages passed by in rapid succession, and we marveled at the spectacular scenery. This is the Mediterranean’s most indented coastline with islands, reefs, and large rocks everywhere. Along the way, we crossed briefly into Bosnia before reaching Split, a Croatian seaside city. After lunch, Natalie, our charming tour guide, led us through a Roman emperor’s palace that dominates the heart of town. We zig-zagged back and forth across time as we walked through the center of Split. By the time we reached the hotel, everyone was ready for dinner and an early night. This morning we head further north towards Zadar, the oldest continuously inhabited Croatian city.