But he moved around, living for spells in Split and Makarska
From Split, it's an hour's drive southeast to our hotel, Thomson's adult-only Sensimar Adriatic Beach, situated 20km south of the town of Makarska
on the Makarska
Then it was on to our overnight stop Makarska
, a lively resort on the mainland wiun Bi be be with a long beach tucked under towering Mount Biokovo, said to be the most beautiful in a country full of beautiful mountains.
President Ivo Josipovic of Croatia hosted a luncheon in the presidential summer residence the city of Makarska
in honor of Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC) and the prince's accompanying delegation.
Between the two of us, we visited: Split, Dubrovnik, Makarska
, Zagreb, and Plitvice Lakes, Croatia; Venice, Italy; Dublin, Ireland; London, England; Munich, Germany; Vienna and Salzburg, Austria; Budapest, Hungary; Istanbul, Turkey; and a couple smaller cities in Bosnia for run-out concerts.
But the surprise of the week was Makarska
, which sits between the two cities.
Depart from Split on April 19 and journey to the chic island of Hvar, the beaches of Trstenik, historical Dubrovnik, the stunning Mljet National Park and the party spots of Korcula and Makarska
In the lovely seaside town of Makarska
there's a life-sized statue of a sailor with a woman under his arm, the right titty of which is buffed to a noticeable shine from repeated tweakings.
The historic city of Split, seaside town of Makarska
and cosmopolitan island of Hvar are all within a day's ferry ride.
Chronically passive, Luka, less Prince Charming than Sleeping Beauty, twice tells Dora, "I was weak," and when he twice returns to Makarska
, "the bus enters the city, and if Luka's eyes were open, he would see the bus station.
I could see myself as a skinny little girl, with my parents and my older brother, on the Adriatic coast, camping somewhere along the Makarska
To the south is the 36-mile long Makarska
Riviera, above which towers the 5,780ft Mount Biokovo - a series of hairpin bends take you within 1,000 feet of the summit, from where the views of the coast and the islands were magnificent.