The city of Split is found on the eastern fringes of the Adriatic Sea. Due to its rich and long history, tourists from far and wide flock the city to marvel at the influence of Greek and Roman culture as well as architecture.
The city has a well-established mode of transportation ranging from buses, private cars, and the famous split taxi services in almost every corner of the city.
Therefore, there is a common saying,” when you go to Rome, behave like Romans”. In the same way, when you get to Split, behave like the locals.
However, this is not the case with a number of tourists visiting various places across the globe. In this article, we shall let you know how you can have a memorable vacation in the Croatian city of Split by blending in with the Splicani.
Remember to Wear Sunglasses
It does not matter whether it is sunny or cloudy; wearing sunglasses is one of the ways to look part and parcel of Split.
Well, when it is sunny, you can wear the sunglasses on your nose or on top of your head when cloudy. It is fashionable but at the same time, it is treated as a tradition so you can perfectly become indistinguishable from the locals.
Never Go For Swimming with Sunglasses on
Unless you have some medical conditions that require you to wear sunglasses, never ever wear them while going to swim.
Mostly, the locals enjoy their swimming in the sea and you are likely to look out of place with sunglasses on your face.
The other reason is for the safety of your glasses because if they get damaged by seawater, definitely you will find yourself disobeying the first rule.
Learn how the Locals Converse
In Split, the locals talk loudly and if you are a visitor, you might think they are in a heated argument. That is not the case because that is how a friendly conversation is held.
On the contrary, if you choose to speak while whispering, it might look suspicious and the locals can assume that you have a sinister motive.
Even though you may find it difficult abiding by the rules of a foreign country, it’s best that you know how to relate with everyone here.
Your Dress Code Should be determined by the Calendar
Dressing in Split is not dictated by the prevailing weather conditions but the time of the year.
For instance, you can adorn in short sleeves especially in September due to the fact that everyone finds its normal to do so.
On the other hand, you can wear a jacket in March regardless of the temperatures rising to 15 degrees Celsius. After all, everyone in Split finds it normal that way.
“Let’s have Coffee”
You need to learn the phrase, “let’s have coffee” as a social password especially when inviting someone to socialize during the daytime.
In the real sense, it does necessarily mean that you are going to take coffee but any form of drink is acceptable in the course of socializing.
This is crucial in public places especially during working hours and it brings locals together to gossip about anything or anyone.