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Split Dubrovnik Croatian coast

May 10, 2015 by David Herd

Leaving Split

Split Dubrovnik Croatian coast

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 Split Dubrovnik Croatian coast, five hours hugging the coast by bus. You must cross Bosnia around the coastal town of Neum just north of Dubrovnik.

The fleet

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The coastal route takes a little longer but I’m guessing it is more interesting.

Mountains hug the coast

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I’m certainly glad I decided on the coast road to Dubrovnik, the scenery is excellent.

Split Dubrovnik Croatian coast

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Lots of small villages squeezed between the mountains and the sea.

Halfway between Split and Dubrovnik

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So far no traffic problems and the bus driver seems quite competent. 🙂

Small rail big drop

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That safety rail does nit seem high enough for my liking.

Neum in Bosnia

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 Neum is the only coastal town in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It comprises 24.5 km of coastline, the country’s only access to the Adriatic Sea. In 2009 the municipal population was 4,605 and in 1991 the population of Neum town was 4,268.


Neum

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Neum has steep hills, sandy beaches, and several large tourist hotels. Prices tend to be lower than in neighboring Croatia, making it popular with shoppers. Tourism, and the commerce it brings, is the leading contributor to the economy of the area. Border formalities with Croatia are relaxed at peak times. Neum has around 5,000 beds for tourists, 1,810 in hotels with the remaining capacity in motels, villas, and in private accommodation. Tourism in Neum is active only in the coastal region. The inland area behind Neum has a rich archaeological history and untouched wilderness and is starting to develop agricultural tourism.

Lunch break in Nuem

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Time for a sandwich and a coffee before the final leg to Dubrovnik.

Neum in Bosnia

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The scenery so far has not varied too much at all.  It seems like a nice quiet place to live.

Franjo Tuđman Bridge

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On the edge of Dubrovnik is this wonderful structure. The original bridge design was developed in 1989, however construction was stopped at the onset of the Croatian War of Independence.

Franjo Tuđman Bridge

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This bus trip will finish a couple of kms over the bridge.

Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik

My first glimpse of this ancient city, I’m getting excited.

Pile gate Dubrovnik

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                       Well here I am, now if I can only find my apartment. Many thanks for visiting my Split Dubrovnik Croatian coast photo blog.
 
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Split Dubrovnik Croatian coast

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