Positioned on the rock overlooking the river below is a Statue of Mila Gojsalic. A local heroine who was forced to lose her virginity to the Turkish as they invaded the area in the Ottoman War in the 1500's. She retaliated by sneaking into camp and blowing up their ammunition stockpile.. good for her!!
Back in Split we meet a couple friends as they show me their pride and joy, the Croatia Hajduk Soccer Field. Rakela provides security here, so we get to ride our bikes in. Cool! I don't know, but I am guessing the limestone in the water makes the people grow extra tall in this country? Remember from Hari's post, I am 5'9" (175 cm?), which is not that short...
You see the "Terminator" paper taped to the green wall? Not a wall, it's a sliding door. And to the right is a picture, that IS the wall, opening to the gym. I wanted to show how thick that wall is, and the door of steel and concrete. This gym is in an old bomb shelter. No safer place in town!! Rakela-Protector!
Yep, aim for right between the eyes.. lucky for him Rakela gave him protection too... ;-))
Maybe with my very light weight.. (not).. Alpinestars Tech 10's on, we can turn this into kickboxing!!???? Then I got a bit carried away.. (sorry for the blurry pictures, but I was moving so quick with my chunky riding boots, the camera could hardly keep up with me! ;-))
Onto somewhat dry land, Rakela drives me to the village where his family comes from and also to a property where he is building a little weekend get-away camp, similar to Hari~!
During our drive around he says that we have to be back to the ferry by 6 pm, because "I've organized a t.v. interview and after that a meeting at my Rotary Club where you will be surprise guest.." ??? What?? Tonight?? Really?? I didn't dress well for t.v. today! (not that I could anyway..)
H I L A R I O U S!!!!!!! Big high five!!! This was worthy of a Hollywood movie scene.. for real!