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Zadar Day 4 – All about Old Town!

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After our normal routine of sleeping in (neither of us are morning people), our fourth day in Zadar (Monday) involved another visit to Giardin for some yummy pizza.  (And more bottled Coke of course!)

More bottled Coke!

More bottled Coke!

We decided that on this day we were going to head the opposite direction along the shore – south – via the Old Town peninsula; and just decide where to stop as we went along.

Looking cute in our bathing suits

Looking cute in our bathing suits

Once inside the city walls, we decided to do the tourist pic thing.  (And probably stopped for ice cream again!  Haha!)

Inside the Old Town section of Zadar

Inside the Old Town section of Zadar

Inside the Old Town section of Zadar - Jen & Miloš

Inside the Old Town section of Zadar – Jen & Miloš

Posing by the ancient ruins and buildings

Posing by the ancient ruins and buildings

We continued walking to the sea-side part of the peninsula and just decided to lay our towels out along the wall that was the edge of the water.  There were smatterings of people all along this long stretch, with stairways leading out of the water spaced out evenly and slightly far apart.  No beach this time, but the high edge made for some fun and often silly jumps into the water.

View of the sea at the water's edge

View of the sea at the water’s edge

Sitting at the edge of the water

Sitting at the edge of the water

We had a variety of “neighbors” on either side of us as the day went on, including a German family with a hilarious dog that was having the absolute BEST day swimming and playing!

Finally, it was time to head back, and we walked the long way around again – past the old marina section and through the ancient city gate.

looping around to the old marina

looping around to the old marina

Old marina - Zadar

Old marina – Zadar

Through the ancient gate

Through the ancient gate

We stopped at the market and got some chocolate and….. wait for it……. wait for it…… Coke!  Then we walked through the old city streets, as I snapped pics along the way.

Streets of Old Town Zadar

Streets of Old Town Zadar

Streets of Old Town Zadar

Streets of Old Town Zadar

Streets of Old Town Zadar

Streets of Old Town Zadar

Eventually we decided to grab some dinner, and be unoriginal about it – pizza.  But alas, the pizza we had was SO inferior to Giardin’s excellent offerings.

pizza for dinner

pizza for dinner

But you don’t always know which places are going to be good or bad until you try, right?

Of course we spent a little more time comparing our tans.  Well, it was more noticing just how much more tan than me Miloš always was.  (He’s got that Mediterranean blood in him, I’m mostly German with some English and Scottish thrown in.  I’d say I tan pretty darn well for someone with so much northern blood! Besides, I did notice that my hands don’t tan as much as the rest of me.)

Miloš always wins the tan competition

Miloš always wins the tan competition

We walked back to the middle of Old Town, then headed back to the hotel.  I snapped this great shot as we passed through….

Old Town Zadar

Old Town Zadar

We eventually headed back out that night and went to the bar that we had found the day before – Ledana.  It was actually really cool – located on the top of the city walls over by the end near the ancient city gate.  There were several seating areas.  We grabbed some spots on low lying cushions that were surrounding a table positioned right on the stony area, next to the walking path.  The table had a light inside it, casting a bit of a glow around the table area.  There were also regular tables in another section.  But this place had a really nice ambiance. There was subtle lighting everywhere that created just enough radiance, but also seemed to blend into the surroundings.  And it wasn’t too loud, so we could easily hear each other talk.  I ordered a Mai Tai, and Miloš helped me to drink it, due to my light-weight nature when it comes to alcohol.

Enjoying my pretty Mai Tai!

Enjoying my pretty Mai Tai!

Dr. Evil, I mean Miloš, stealing my mai tai

Dr. Evil, I mean Miloš, stealing my mai tai

We hung out at the bar for awhile, then left and went to….surprise – the Greeting to the Sun!  What can I say, it was such a fun place to go!  And we always got such great pictures there!

Back to the Greeting to the Sun

Back to the Greeting to the Sun

And whoever took our pic this night was pretty good with centering the photo and everything.  They were our best photographer of the whole trip, as we both really liked this pic!

Next up…. our day in Saharun!  The best beach we went to!

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Author: JenSop

One of my favorite quotes is, "If your dreams don't scare you, they're not big enough." I guess I've been a dreamer all my life - I set my sights high and then I try to reach the sky. Some might call me a naive idealist, but that's just the way I am. I believe in always taking the high road, I believe in true love, and I believe in treating people the way you want to be treated. If you put good out into the world, good will come back to you! Being the dreamer that I am, I pursued singing as my primary life's calling - I've got two degrees in classical voice under my belt, and I sing just about anything under the sun. I also love a good adventure. Over the past few years, I've done quite a bit of world traveling, and have even lived abroad for stretches at a time: mostly in Vienna (Austria) and Croatia. A few years ago, I was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time, and I became a travel agent who specializes in Disney vacations. (Seriously, I KNOW Disney - I've been going regularly since I was a little girl - and I LOVE it!) And with all my experience traveling and living in Europe, I'm becoming quite the specialist in that travel category as well. (And this year, I've started working as a Tour Director in Central Europe!) As to the other juicy details of my life - I'm originally from Pennsylvania, I'm engaged to an awesome Croatian man named Miloš who is the BEST adventure partner a girl could ask for. (He's also an expert on knowing how to make me smile.) He's truly the love of my life! I've also had all kinds of other jobs along the way, besides singer and travel pro. (Which is pretty standard for those of us who went to school for music.) I've worked part time weekends as a Disney Princess look-alike for children's parties. I've been teaching for almost 20 years, and have lots of experience in retail and customer service. Oh, and I should also probably mention that I'm a huge Lord of the Rings/Star Trek nerd! :-) Let's all go along for an adventure, shall we?

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