Around the first of December, the city of Split started decorating the city with lights in preparation for the Christmas season. Every where we walked, whether it be the larger walkways or the small narrow passages, was adorned with lights over head. It was quite beautiful. Looking back at these pictures, seeing each type of light reminds me of the individual street in which it hung.
|The walk from our apartment to the Riva.|
Heading down to walk through the Christmas town on the Riva became a favorite evening activity for the Walkers. By the end of our stay we were recognized by many vendors and were often greeted warmly as we walked by. One of our favorite places to eat dinner was called Vegeton. It reminded us of a restaurant that could have easily survived in Athens, GA with it's combo of vegetarian food, indie music, and hipster clothed waitstaff. We loved eating the veggie burger covered with grilled cabbage, the bean stew, and the pumpkin soup. On our last night in Split, the owner offered us dinner for the family for free which was incredibly generous. Amelie made a Christmas card for the staff at Vegeton that said "Merry Christmas" in both English and Croatian. The owner hung her card front and center of their booth which made Amelie happy.
|Amelie's card hanging up at Vegeton.|
|Don't we look like we fit in? As long as we didn't speak I'm not sure you would know we weren't a local.|
|Liam loved pointing out the "ABC's" on the drain covers as we would walk on the Riva.|
I am glad my kids do not have to learn to spell in Croatian…look at that word! ;)