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Hanging in Hvar, Croatia

Hvar waterfront

Hhhhhhhhh-vvvaaarrrrrrrr.  A little bit of old town but more beach, which is something I was looking forward to the whole trip.  In planning our journey along the Croatian coast I knew we’d only have 2-3 days beach time.  I love the idea of plopping on the beach and relaxing for a week.  Bf not so much.  He likes a little more culture in the mix.  I’m amenable to anything, but in seeking out the beach I chose the Amfora Grand Beach Resort  in Hvar.  Hvar is one of the 1,200 islands in Croatia and is said to be more resort-like and somewhat of a scene, but I wanted to check it out.  The pictures of the pool at the Amfora made me imagine lounging by the pool with frozen drinks at hand, more importantly though it advertised the Bonj Beach Club.  Lounging and drinks?  Yes!  With chairs perched on the edge of the water so you could jump right in.  The pictures you see of celebs jumping from rocks into the water in the South of France or Spain, that would be me!

So much for my visions of acting like the jet set.  After we checked in we walked over to the Bonj Beach Club to reserve a day bed for the next day.  I was so thrilled to hear that they would be closed for the next 2 days for a wedding.  Ugh.  Had I not been able to see how much it matched my fantasies (umbrellas and day beds right on the water!  Champagne wishes and caviar dreams!) I wouldn’t have been as upset.  I got over it though just as I had many things on the trip.  We were still days away from going home but I had realized that traveling to a place you know nothing about, relying on travel books, internet resources and word of mouth, can never prepare you for little things that throw off your plans.  I never think things will go perfectly.  In traveling to places I’ve never been I keep myself open to the range of possible outcomes–great to bad.   More