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Poluotok Lapad

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    • Day 15

      Dubrovnik Tag 2

      May 28 in Croatia ⋅ ☁️ 21 °C

      Hüt isch wieder e Tag ohni Programm gsi (da gits uf dere Reis viel drvo). Mir gniesses ging sehr, we jede cha mache, waser gärn möcht.

      Mir si zersch mit dr Gondle id Höchi gfahre u hei d Ussicht gnosse. Zum Glück hets dr Räge, wo mir dert hei gseh, dr ganz Tag nid übere Bärg gschafft.

      Nähr si mir über d Stadtmuur spaziert u hei so d Altstadt umrundet. Wäg de viele Stägetritte u dr bräntige Sunne isch das ziemlech warm worde🥵.

      Eifach nume wunderschön, we me nach somne Tag cha ids chüele türkisblaue Meer gumpe🥰.
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    • Day 12

      Game of Thrones Ruined by Tourists

      September 30, 2023 in Croatia ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

      So we took a scenic walk to the Old Town area where the popular Game of Thrones was filmed. I’ve only seen about 5 minutes of it but this walled ancient city was an apt setting for a film. It was Saturday and thronging with tourists so we exited away as soon as we could and landed on a small cafe Lady Pi Pi. Check her out!!!! She’s the immodest type of gal obviously. They would only serve us drinks as it was 11:30 and the staff were “on break” (another coffee please) but the the waiter said, ok now you can order! This was authentic Croatian cafe style and we had lovely simple plates of real food: a beet burger, feta cheese, olives and potatoes and Betsy had pickled sardines. And that bread basket!!! Here is a sample of the Sobes, alleyways, greenery and more from our slice of life moment sans that movie famous spots. We had to laugh at the tourists lugging up many steps suitcases to their Sobes. You have to be able to walk plus navigate stairs here in a big way!Read more

    • Day 12

      Flowers Dubrovnik Market

      September 30, 2023 in Croatia ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

      Again, everyone buys flowers at the farmers market. They are affordable and diverse. Look at the Gladiolas look at the lilies and you’ll see a big arrangement that’s probably 20 inches long for €20.

    • Day 11

      Farmers Market Dubrovnik

      September 29, 2023 in Croatia ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

      This is as real as it gets… the farmers market today was huge with many vendors - all of which spoke no English. As a Food Activist and the mother of a market farmer, I delighted in this experience beyond words. How I wish I could have bought one of each and made a meal. And what a feast it would be with this large selection! The videos and photos tell it all. I’d love to know what you see and hear and your impressions.Read more

    • Day 10

      Dubrovnik Croatia Sunset Beach

      September 28, 2023 in Croatia ⋅ 🌙 20 °C

      We landed here for a walk and this stunning sunset but what we liked most was that access to the swimming was free and available to all. No private or restricted beaches. The path we walked went around tip of the island and there are high end mansions lining the path with magical doors and stairways. But the blooming flowers, warm salty evening air and changing sunlight made for a rare evening for us. Where we live is such a different landscape. Look for the photo with the couple reading!!!! Enroute today we went through the checkpoint into
      Bosnia and spent a little time exploring there. I took photos coming and going of the border patrol guards. We had to show passports
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    • Day 19

      Sarajevo and whistle stop Croatia

      May 31 in Croatia ⋅ ☁️ 19 °C

      So we decided the best option for our onward journey due to transport limitations was to travel to another part of Croatia. The journey took longer than stated with border crossing etc a total of around 6.5 hours but the coach was pretty comfortable. It was pouring with rain as we got to our destination which is similar to when we visited Dubrovnik in 2014. We are staying in Lapad an area of Dubrovnik before travelling on again on Sunday. We don't have too much to post as we spent the majority of the day on the coach. We have eaten, showered and are now relaxing.Read more

    • Day 5

      האיחוד המרגש

      October 8, 2022 in Croatia ⋅ ☁️ 20 °C

      נטוש ואני נטשנו את מחוזות מקורותנו, וטסנו לכיוון המפגש המרגש בדוברובניק, בדרך מצאנו את עצמנו בג׳נבה במירוץ אחר בקבוק מים קטן שעולה פחות מ-20 שקל. מכיוןן שבטח לא הרשנו לעצמנו לקנות משהו לאכול, מצאנו את עצמנו בצום קדוש הידוע בכינויו צום ג׳נבה שנמשך מ3 לפנות בוקר עד 18:00 (עם סנדוויץ אחד לשתינו לכל היום).
      מהצד השני של העולם, כרמל יערה ויוסי רצו את כל שדה התעופה של קרקוב כדי להגיע לטיסה (שאיחרה בשעה ) על אוטובוס מעופף. במהלך הטיסה, הם השתדלו לא לבצע תנועות חריגות מעבר למה שנדרש מהם כדי לסייע בהפעלת המטוס.
      לאחר הרבה לילות שלא ישנתי, עקב הטיסות המורכבות, ארע המפגש המרגש💕
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    • Day 29

      Abschied von Kroatien

      May 3, 2022 in Croatia ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

      Viel länger als gedacht hat uns unsere Reise durch - das uns bis dato unbekannte und so schöne - Kroatien geführt. Morgen nehmen wir nach 24 Reisetagen Abschied und sind nach ein paar Kilometern bereits in Montenegro.
      Natürlich gäbe es noch soooo viel anzuschauen und zu entdecken. Bei einer nächsten Reise in dieses Land würden wir uns die Inseln, besonders Brač, Hvar, Korčula, Mljet und die Halbinsel Pelješac genauer anschauen. Vielleicht bei ein paar Grad mehr Luft- und Wassertemperatur 😉. Ein kleiner weiterer Nachteil einer Reise im April sind die noch nicht reifen Früchte. Wir dürfen aber ja fortsetzen, was für alle mit einem normalen Jahresurlaub vielleicht an dieser Stelle schon beendet wäre. Die Feigen, Orangen, Mispeln, Granatäpfel,… wird es bald für uns geben 🤩. Die definitiv allergrößten Vorteile sind die noch wenigen Urlauber und Reisenden, die fast leeren Campingplätze und der überschaubare Andrang in den Nationalparks und in Städten wie Dubrovnik. Was uns gefehlt hat? Leckere Backwaren, „Teilchen“, Kuchen, Törtchen! Man bäckt ganz offensichtlich eher zu Hause. Beim Bäcker gibt es eigentlich nur Blätterteig in allen möglichen Formen. Die Vorfreude auf die französischen Patisserien ist also riesig 😋.
      Die Halbinsel Peljeśac haben wir auf abenteuerlichen Wegen entlang steil abfallender kleiner Weinberge mit einem Zwischenstopp zum Austernessen und der Besichtigung der sagenhaften Mauer von Ston verlassen. Nach einem Regentag in einem wohlweislich gebuchten Appartement und einem langen Spaziergang in die Altstadt Dubrovniks durch eben diesen Regen, liegt Maurice heute leider frierend und mit Magenkrämpfen im Bett 😔. Also bin ich mit Elli allein in die Altstadt marschiert und habe dort Katrin, Micha und ihren kleinen Sohn Milo aus Dresden wiedergetroffen. Wir kannten uns vom kleinen und so feinen Campingplatz auf Brač. So hatten Elli und ich wunderbare Begleitung beim Spaziergang über die lange Stadtmauer mit tollen Blicken auf diese uralte Stadt, die 1991 im Krieg zu 2/3 zerstört wurde. Man kann es fast nicht glauben, wenn man durch die schmalen Gassen, vorbei an Kirchen und Palästen bummelt. Was es in Dubrovnik zahlreich gibt, sind Stufen. Und ja, leider und verständlich, viele Touristen. Wir hatten heute Glück, denn es legte kein Kreuzfahrtschiff ab und auch nicht an. Maurice hat danach natürlich die beste Pflege und Versorgung bekommen und schläft sich nun hoffentlich gesund.
      Blau, azurblau, smaragdgrün - bei der Beschreibung der kroatischen Küste sind wir uns einig. Jede Bucht ein Postkartenmotiv. Ganz im blauen Rausch nehmen wir Abschied und sind dabei sogar ein klitzekleines bisschen traurig.
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    • Day 37

      Dubrovnik Old Town

      May 20, 2016 in Croatia ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

      Oh woeful weather. It had not stopped raining since we left Split for Dubrovnik yesterday. Today we slept in and waited for a break in the weather. We were keen to explore Dubrovnik. We first stopped at Srd hill, behind the Old Town of Dubrovnik.

      Srd hill played an important role in Dubrovnik’s history. Dubrovnik (as with the whole of Croatia) used to be part of Yugoslavia. When Croatia declared its indepence in 1991, the Yugoslav People’s Army waged a war against Croatia, known as the Croatian Independence War. During this war, a small platoon from the Dubrovnik army used the fort on this hill, which provided them with a good vantage point. This fort is now a war museum. It still bore tell-tale signs of the destructive war it endured on its outside walls. Large gouges in its walls from being sprayed by enemy artillery have not been patched up.

      There was a lot of misplaced confidence that the Old Town would not be touched by enemy fire as it was a UNESCO heritage site. This was a fatal error for so many of its residents when the enemy bombardment destroyed much of the town. It had since been rebuilt and restored to its former glory. We had the afternoon to explore Old Town and quickly decided it’s worth spending the day tomorrow here.

      Yet another Old Town, I hear you say. I assure you that no matter how many Old Towns you have visited in Europe, you would still be in awe of this one. A fortified wall completely encloses the old city, making it the perfect venue to shoot many scenes for Game of Thrones, especially those of King’s Landing. With the help of trusty Google, we turned the day into a hunt of actual Game of Thrones film sites.

      We also found a popular bar through an opening in the city wall, perched on a small cliff. In summer, patrons could jump off a rock landing into the azure waters below. Aaron really wanted to give it a go but it was rather cold and the clouds had done their best to block out the sun for most part of the day. Definitely bucket list material!
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    • Day 1

      Soirée Lapad

      September 5, 2023 in Croatia ⋅ 🌙 24 °C

      Petit restaurant avec notre serveur Marco, très sympa, suivi d'une promenade en bord de mer et d'un petit verre dans un bar dans une grotte !

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