"Not all those who wander are lost." -J.R.R. Tolkien

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Urban hiking for Klis (and Khaleesi)

We heard an unconfirmed rumor that the HBO series Game of Thrones was being filmed in the nearby town of Klis. Both somewhat hooked on the series, we decided to hike what we thought would be about 5 kilometers to find out for ourselves. For those of you not familiar with the series, the name dropped in the blogpost title won't make much sense. Khaleesi is a warrior princess who is vying to take control of the seven kingdoms, just like every other major character in the show. Now you're probably more confused and appalled that we have such a vested interest.

Anyhow, after about what was probably 20-25 kilometers of urban hiking, the kind on sidewalks and shoulders, we found what we were looking for: the castle that overlooks the quiet town of Klis.

This was victory in itself. The castle, beautiful, and the view, stunning. But, we had to confirm our unconfirmed rumor to complete the expedition. We found the interior of the castle was closed off to the public so our suspicion grew. We asked one of the "workers", who weren't working much at anything, and our rumor was confirmed! The next season of game of Thrones will begin filming there in March. The workers were supposedly building the set...they'd better get a move on! But we can empathize that it would be hard to work too hard given this view:


Will and Katie

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