After the second world war, there was a shortage of housing in Amsterdam. People then moved to live in boats on the water. Back then, they were not so comfortable compared with our day now, but at least they were cheap. With decades passing, houseboats have become more popular as an essential part of Amsterdam’s landscape, eventually becoming a main tourist attraction.
Many of such colorful boats, as you see in the photo, are docked along the Douro River in Porto. Most of these boats are now just touristic attractions, but back in the day, the Port wine was transported with them. Aside from these small boats owned mostly by Porto wine producers, there are many others in the harbor, which are used now for visiting the Douro valley nearby Porto.
Split, which is the largest city in the south of Croatia and the unofficial capital of Dalmatia, should be a must-see during everyone’s trip to Croatia. The harbour with its beautiful boulevard, the so-called Riva, is the perfect place to hang out and take in the mesmerizing buzz of the city. But also the rest of the university town is worth a visit.