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Split, Croatia

Sergey Dolya • 3 minutes read • November 20th, 2015

Split

is the second largest city in Croatia, with a chic tourist promenade and lovely old town. We only had two hours in 

Split

. In general, the schedule for the expedition was very busy - we spent most of our time on the bus and preparing to go out became monotonous. We spent an hour preparing, to hours for dinner and so there was very little time left to conduct our own ethnography . . .

The main tourist street of 

Split

was always full of foreigners:

Streets in the old town were very narrow. They were also crowded, but this was due to the hot weather and searing sun. On these streets, you'll always find shade and a cool breeze:

Cars can't fit through the narrow streets so goods for the shops are carried on self-propelled trucks:

There were lots of cafes in the old town  - everything here was aimed at tourists:

Interesting idea with a summer terrace. Just put cushions on the steps and bring coffee and ice cream:

But our expedition was ethnographic, so in each town we tried to go steer away from the tourist trails and look at the real life:

It's interesting, that the figures on the signs are different, although both of them indicate a 'pedestrian crossing':

Here, we were in Split; a Croatian team played Ireland in the Euro. The whole city was painted with the Croatian red cell:

This was a strange device on the wall of a bank. As I understand it, this is the 'mailbox' for correspondence, but it is unclear how to open it to deposit money into the account:
Author: Sergeydolya
Source: sergeydolya.livejournal.com

Translated by: Gian Luka

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