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  • Day19

    Dubrovnik City Walls

    May 2 in Croatia

    This was our 2nd time in Dubrovnik and the plan was to walk around the city walls. Beautiful day and we didn't want to fork out $14US each to have a shuttle bus take us into town.... it was only 4km, mostly flat except for the last big hill, so we decided to walk in. It took a while but we were pretty pleased with our efforts.

    As with anything in Europe, there was a fee to walk around the walls - 300 Kuna or around $25pp. Lots of stairs up and down and approx. 2km around. The ocean is clean and clear and a beautiful blue colour. Looking down on the city below you could see the tiles that had to be replaced after the bombing 20-30 years ago.

    After our walk around the walls we found this fantastic lolly shop (We saw it before when we were here last). Bought an assortment of lollies to try. One of them was called a hot chilli pepper. We thought it was just a gummy lolly but when we ate it it sure packed a punch - burnt our mouths for ages.
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  • Day1

    Croatia - Dubrovnik

    May 31 in Croatia

    Die nächste Reise begann am Köln/Bonner Flughafen und nach dreimaligem Gatewechsel und einer Stunde Verspätung sind wir nach Dubrovnik geflogen. Nach dem standesgemäßen Transfer in einem dicken Benz und natürlich einem schicken jungem Fahrer sind wir in unsere Unterkunft chauffiert worden. Unser Zimmer ist in einer Wohnung einer älteren total sympathischen Dame. Nach einer kurzen Erfrischungspause sind runter in die Altstadt gelaufen, in die sowas von überfüllten Altstadt, wir sind erstmal in eine kleine Seitengasse abgebogen und haben das Weite und ein nettes Restaurant gesucht. Nachdem wir eine ausgiebige Essenspause eingelegt und die ersten Radler, hier kennt man nämlich Radler, getrunken haben, ging es weiter auf die Hauptstraße der Altstadt. Und nachdem die Tagestouristen verschwunden waren, ist die Stadt chillig und wunder wunderschön. 😍 Dann sind wir den Walk of Shame gelaufen 😉 und haben noch am Hafen ein weiteres Radler getrunken und den Abend später auf unserer Terrasse mit weiteren Radler genossen. 😉 So kann ein Urlaub beginnen...Read more

  • Day146

    Dubrovnik Winter Festival

    November 19, 2016 in Croatia

    Our final project before heading back up north towards Austria, was to visit Dubrovnik Winter Festival on its opening night. We'd been advised by the campsite owner to travel the 10km in by bus to avoid parking difficulties. We haven't used public transport much but thought we'd give it a go. We got the right bus (even though it displayed a different number to the one on the timetable) and got off just after the closest stop to the Old Town. We failed to find a stop to return from, but set off down the hill on the 2km walk to the festival. We worked out on the way that there were shuttle buses within the Dubrovnik area that linked to longer distance bus routes (one of which we'd used to get there).

    It was about half past 3 when we reached the festival and the imposing stone fortress walls of Dubrovnik Old Town. Alongside the usual Christmas decorations there were garlands made out of bay leaves arched over entrance ways and wound around stone pillars. Olive and orange trees stood in large hessian wrapped pots with a carved wooden decoration hanging from their base. Oh, and it was warm - 18°C warm! White wooden huts lined the main street selling snacks, hand painted baubles and other trinkets.

    While it was still light we took in the beautifully ornate stonework on the churches, halls and towers. The city oozed history and grandeur and while the crowds assembled in the main street grew, we seemed to be the only ones winding our way through backstreets soaking in the city's charms, watched only by the numerous cats!

    Returning to the main square we were just in time to see a newly wedded couple emerging from the church to a corridor of friends and family holding sparklers. They stood for a while then threw brightly wrapped sweets into the crowd from a wicker basket.

    Dusk fell as we sipped tea and coffee at a table in a side street. The Christmas lights had been turned on while we were there and re-emerging to their festive glow brought forth 'oohs' and 'ahhs'. Dubrovnik had pushed the boat out with very tastefull decorations, many of which made use of and enhanced existing grand buildings.

    Food was next on the agenda and due to the lack of traditional Croatian cuisine at the wooden huts, we chose hotdogs, only discovering after we'd ordered that it was an 'Irish Pub' stall - they get everywhere!

    Leaving in plenty of time, we waited for a shuttle bus to take us to the main bus station. The stand we waited at said the bus we needed stopped there, but after watching another that was supposed to stop there, pick up passengers over the road then fly by, we switched over and hopped on the one we needed. The driver waved us past when we tried to pay. We waited patiently for the bus to pull into the main bus station, but became increasingly worried as it drove further and further away from Dubrovnik. In a panic Will asked the driver, who told us we'd missed the stop but if we got off now and hurried, there was another bus coming in the opposite direction that would take us back. We legged it over and down the road with the driver shouting "Quick! Go left!" There were no street lights as we ran along the dark country pavement but we could hear voices ahead and managed to get to the stop just in time. It turned out the shuttle buses were free, perhaps to encourage people to the festival. We kept a vigilant eye out for the bus station that Vicky thought she'd seen on the way out. It was 3 minutes until our next bus was due, when we got off outside the station, found our way in and on to the bus bearing the same number that had brought us in. This time we asked the driver to tell us when we got to our destination!
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  • Day187


    June 25 in Croatia

    Tony’s last stop was Dubrovnik and we dropped him at his hotel before trying to park for the night ourselves. Dubrovnik is an epic place - a fortified city where higgledy piggledy houses, forts, castles and churches seem to nestle between mountains and islands with winding roads perched on sheer drop cliffs that seem to hang above the city, before tunnelling into mountains and pirate ships sail by between the islands. Great location for Game of Thrones. Nowhere to park a 20ft Motorhome. We managed to park illegally briefly to say our goodbyes and saw Tony off from here before setting off to Bosnia. Or Montenegro. Which ever country would take us with the least hassle.Read more

  • Day22

    Sunday in Dubrovnik

    September 10, 2017 in Croatia

    We woke to a beautiful Sunday morning. And sunshine too! Den and I have taken the bus back to the Old Town. He has gone to the 10am mass at St. Blaise Cathedral. The mass is in Croatian but I think he should be able to follow along! We were going to walk the walls after but I see it is 150 kunas per person which I believe is $30 cdn. A bit steep I think to walk their walls but I hear the views of the Adriatic are fantastic.Read more

  • Day5

    Dubrovnik - die Altstadt

    May 10 in Croatia

    Dann geht es wieder runter vom Berg, natürlich auch mit der Seilbahn, und rein in die Altstadt. Ein bisschen erinnert uns die Stadt an La Valetta auf Malta: winzige Gässchen und ständig muss man rauf oder runter und überall ist Wäsche quer über die Straße zum Trocknen gespannt. Natürlich begegnet man in Dubrovnik auch einem lebhaften Game of Thrones Devotionalienhandel. Natürlich hätte man auch eine entsprechende Tour zu den Drehorten buchen können...
    An der Hauptstraße, die durch die Altstadt führt, und heute Hauptflaniermeile ist, sieht man noch die ursprünglich zwei Stadtteile, den kroatischen und den griechischen, die hier zusammen gewachsen sind.
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  • Day34

    Old Town for Dinner

    July 13, 2016 in Croatia

    Off for a visit and dinner to Old town, I am sure we will be visiting Old Town very frequently, this area has so much to see and do.

    We had dinner and delightful cocktails over looking Blackwater Bay not the real name Game of Thrones name.

  • Day35

    Old Town

    July 14, 2016 in Croatia

    Walked completed down to Old Town now to start our walking around the old city. We booked into a walking tour so we could get an understanding of the history, buildings and stories of the medieval walled city.

    So much history, wonderful stories, steps, cobbles and incredible buildings.

    Old Town is jutting out into the Adriatic Sea with a backdrop of rugged limestone mountains.

    Dubrovnik Old Town is known as one of the world’s finest and most perfectly preserved medieval cities in the world. For centuries, Dubrovnik rivalled Venice as a trading port, with its huge sturdy stone walls, built between the 11th and 17th centuries.

    Today the walls enclose Dubrovnik’s historic centre and walking on the walls which we actually did not do but you can get incredible views of the Pearl of the Adriati’ and the surrounding lush green islands.

    Dubrovnik’s Baroque churches, monasteries and palaces,renaissance fountains and facades, are all intertwined with gleaming wide marble-paved squares, steep cobbled streets and houses, all of which have also remained unchanged for centuries.

    Simply a beautiful place even though it is a little crowed it is very serene.
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