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  • Day8

    Der Weg ist das Ziel

    October 10 in Croatia

    Unser Weg führte uns heute über Bosnien-Herzegowina nach Dubrovnik. Schon die Fahrt dort hin ist wunderschön. Die meiste Zeit geht es an der Küste entlang, die immer felsiger wird, je weiter man nach Süden kommt. Irgendwann muss man durch das Gebirge und kommt an hübschen Seen vorbei.

    An der Grenze BiH ging es fix. Unsere Reiseleiterin meinte, das sei immer verschieden, aber meist würden Europäer nicht überprüft.

    Es gab einen kurzen Stop in Neum für die Raucher, Alkoholiker und Blasenschwachen, dann ging's weiter, wieder über die Grenze nach Kroatien.

    Dieses Stückchen „Zugang zum Meer“ hatte vor ein paar Hundert Jahren Dubrovnik an das Osmanische Reich abgetreten und im Gegenzug Schutz vor den Italienern erhalten. Und nun haben sie den Salat, meinte Maria, unsere kroatische Begleitung. Von Nord- nach Südkroatien und umgekehrt muss man immer über Bosnien-Herzegowina.

    Die Fahrt nach Dubrovnik dauert ca. 2,5 Stunden, vergeht aber wie im Flug, weil man ständig was zu gucken hat.

    In Dubrovnik dann der Kulturschock. Menschen! Menschen in rauhen Mengen. Zwei Kreuzfahrtschiffe lagen im Hafen und dann noch die ganzen Busse. Und alle strömten in die Altstadt.

    Wir wurden an Marina, kroatische langbeinige Blondine, die sprach wie Michael Mittermeier übergeben (sie hat lange in München gelebt) und strömten mit.

    Zuerst ging es in das Augustinerkloster mit der ältesten Apotheke Europas, die immer noch in Betrieb ist. Schon im Säulengang roch es intensiv nach ätherischen Ölen. Hier wird eine Rosencreme gefertigt, für die Asiaten meilenweit fliegen.

    Wir sind dann auch noch auf die Stadtmauer und umrundeten die Altstadt zur Hälfte, dann suchten wir uns lieber ein schattiges Plätzchen.

    Man kann kaum glauben, dass hier in den engen Gassen Game of Thrones gedreht wurde. Zum Beispiel die Szene, als Cercei Lannister nackt ihren Weg der Schande gehen musste. HBO zahlte 5 Millionen Dollar, damit die Stadt für die Dreharbeiten gesperrt wurde.

    Es war ein schöner Tag in einer beeindruckenden Stadt mit viel Informationen über das Land und die Menschen hier.
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  • Day19

    Game of thrones

    October 17 in Croatia

    Tagsüber war die Stadt leider viel zu voll, aber trotzdem sehr schön. War mit Steffi und Flo die beide Fans von game of thrones sind 😄 bekam dadurch eine kostenlose Führung zu den wichtigen Drehorten der Serie.

  • 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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  • Day9

    Dubrovnik

    September 21 in Croatia

    We arrived yesterday and went out for a dinner of local specialties, capon beef and fish.
    This morning was a walk of the old city walls. Beautiful. And very unexpected for me. Breakfast at city walls was a great start.

  • Day8

    Dubrovnik Schnorcheln

    September 6 in Croatia

    Wir sind gerade einmal durch die Altstadt gegangen, wo es sehr voll ist, was natürlich auch Sinn macht.
    Durch Zufall sind wir auf der anderen Seite der Stadt rausgekommen und einmal von außen so weit es ging um die Mauer gegangen, wo wir eine optimale Badestelle gefunden haben. Ein perfekter Ort zum Schnorcheln und wenige Touristen, da die meisten vorher schon wieder umdrehen.
    Es gibt sogar Duschen, welche in die Stadtmauer eingelassen sind.
    Wirklich empfehlenswert!
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  • Day2

    Dubrovnik

    September 8 in Croatia

    São 23h, estamos acabados, os 200 degraus que subimos para chegar a casa ainda nos cansou mais.

    Depois de deixar as coisas em casa, ás 14h fomos dar um mergulho na praia mais proxima. Aliás não era bem uma praia, era um conjunto de rochas onda dava para mergulhar e fazer snorkeling, para ver poucos peixes mas muitos ouriços do mar.

    Seguimos para a cidade velha de autocarro, foi uma agradável surpresa, tudo me fez lembrar Game of thrones, porque será? É uma cidade dentro de muralhas sem carro, com centenas de recantos agradáveis e ruas estreitas com o cheiro do amaciador dos lençóis pendurados nas janelas. Oficialmente moram 850 pessoas mas acredita-se que são muitos menos, porque as casas estão quase dedicadas ao airbnb. Na realidade, não é cómodo viver permanentemente aí, uma vez que não se pode entrar de carro e à volta da muralha é muito difícil estacionar.

    Uma vez que King's Landing é representado pela cidade velha de Dubrovnik desde a season 2, todos os anos durante o inverno as filmagens da série fazem parte do dia-a-dia dos locais, onde eles próprios participam muitas vezes como figurantes. Por isso não podia faltar um tour sobre esta temática, que acaba no Walk of Shame. Onde pelos vistos muitos turistas mais ou menos bêbados tentam recriar a cena completamente nús.

    Fomos ainda visitar a War Photo Limited gallery, um pouco à pressa infelizmente porque queríamos ir ao tour.

    Ainda não sei o que é tipico aqui porque ao almoço comemos mexicano e ao jantar comemos vegan num excelente restaurante, o Nishta.
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  • Day10

    Dagje Dubrovnik

    September 29 in Croatia

    Herceg Novi ligt 15 min van de grens met Kroatië en klein uurtje van Dubrovnik dus waarom niet even aanschuiven en de grens oversteken?

    Het is daar maar : 4 euro voor een cola, 5 euro voor een pint, 20 EURO om op de omwalling te lopen (NEE dank u) en ACHTENTWINTIG EURO om ons nog geen 4 uurtjes te parkeren 🤑🤑🤑

    We zijn veel vroeger dan gepland terug naar Montenegro gevlucht..

  • 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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