Uvala Danče

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  • Day57


    June 3, 2017 in Croatia

    A.K.A Kings Landing for all you Game of Thrones fans out there! For those of you who aren't, Dubrovnik doubles as this fictional city for some of the filming of the series.

    We are actually staying in Mlini, which is a resort just south of Dubrovnik, as Dubrovnik would have bust the budget! The reason for coming here was of course to visit Dubrovnik itself but yesterday we were pretty exhausted after the ferry ride that was a journey in itself.

    It involved complete and utter confusion. From the moment we boarded - about 3 hours before the ferry left - until getting through passport control in Croatia we, and seemingly everyone else including the staff, had no idea what was going on. Firstly our sat-nav took us to completely the wrong place for the port in Bari. When we found it and 'checked in' as we should we were just told to wait in a big carpark where people were still trying to sell us selfie sticks... Chaos at the gate continued into the car deck so we were relieved to arrive up to our cabin. 2 tiny bunk beds - one broken - and a wash basin. The facilities on the ship do not appear to have been changed from the 1970's and the CD selection since the 1990's. The crossing itself was fine and in the morning the chaos continued with a 45 minute wait to be allowed off the ferry and a further 1 hour 45 to get through passport control.

    I am learning a very important lesson this trip. No-one queues like we British but I think they could do with learning ;)

    Back to Croatia. Mlini is a nice quiet resort. We are staying about 150 steps up from the beach area but this is getting off lightly compared to some of the places. Yesterday we swam in the sea and chilled and had a beer by the water.

    Today we headed into Dubrovnik by boat. The majority of our time was spent in the Old City where it is surrounded by walls, a bit like St Malo. Being Game of Thrones fans ourselves we booked into a walking tour to hear about the filming of the show and the history of Dubrovnik.

    It really is a great looking city. Thronging with tourists again (us included!) and most of the Old City is just restaurant, souvenirs, restaurants, souvenirs and so on. Our landlady - who I would estimate to be in her 60s - did say its not like it used to be when she was younger. The tour was interesting and included a visit to the Fort Lovrjenac whose entrance has an inscription in Latin reading “Freedom is not to be sold, even for all the fortunes of the world”. Which is particularly interesting as for 450 years Dubrovnik paid the Ottoman Empire a fortune every year to remain independent... At the end of the tour we got to sit on a replica of the Iron Throne so unlike most of the characters in the show, we had a happy ending.

    Tomorrow we move north to a place called Kastel Luscik near Split for four days and hope to finally do some washing!!
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  • Day8


    August 7, 2016 in Croatia

    The old town - UNESCO world heritage. An astonishing town, built by the venetians quite a long time ago. If you search for peace and quiteness - wrong place!
    If you are into people - perfect! Loads of people in all ages from all places, mostly in a good mood. Croweded and beautiful!

  • Day1


    January 1 in Croatia

    This was really a special place. It was a pity that not all of us were fit, but, nevertheless, it was possible to feel the ambience of the city, wandering around its narrow streets, drinking hot tea in a fancy hotel in the city centre or even taste the hot wine on the street market.

    With its sublime location, overlooking the calm blue waters of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik is one of the world’s most magnificent walled cities. Now a Unesco world heritage site and Croatia’s most up-market destination, it was once the capital of the wealthy sea-faring Republic of Ragusa (1358-1808).

    The Game of Thrones television series and the Star Wars: Episode VIII film were both shot here, while the Robin Hood: Origins film has also been in the making here.
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  • Day38

    Dubrovnik City Wall Walk

    May 21, 2016 in Croatia

    We had explored the city inside the walls fairly extensively. Today, we were excited to walk along the city walls encircling the Old Town for bird’s eye view of the city and the ocean beyond. It took us a few hours to complete this 2km walk as every few steps we took presented a new opportunity for a National Geographic award-winning photograph.

    In some sections of the city walls, there were openings where locals and tourists alike could escape the hustle and bustle of the city, onto the rocks below and even into the cool waters of the Adriatic Sea. There wouldn’t be many places in the world where you could wear your bathers into the city, have a dip, before returning through a hole in the wall.

    About halfway through the walk, we came across cafes where we stopped to have some refreshing juice and a local beer. There was one other place we needed to see before we retired our feet for the day. We headed outside of the city wall and along a little bay, towards a towering structure atop a hill – the Fortress of St Lawrence.

    This fortress is more famously known as the Red Keep in Game of Thrones. This is where Cersei concluded her walk of shame. Yes, we might be Game of Thrones addicts, but we highly recommend this city wall walk even to normal people. In all honesty though, you should probably watch Game of Thrones.
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  • Day7

    Dubrovnik, Kroatien

    September 29, 2017 in Croatia

    Die Altstadt Dubrovniks stammt aus dem 16.Jhd
    Die Stadt wird aufgrund ihrer kulturellen Bedeutung und der jahrhundertelangen politischen Sonderstellung oft auch als „Perle der Adria“ und „Kroatisches Athen“ bezeichnet. Im Jahr 1979 wurde die gesamte Altstadt von der UNESCO in die Liste des Weltkulturerbes aufgenommen.
    Die Festung Lovrijenac dient als Kulisse des „roten Bergfrieds“ in der Fernsehserie Game of ThronesRead more

  • Day35


    June 21, 2016 in Croatia

    I loved Croatia! Most of our time was spent in Dubrovnik, which was amazing, but the Dalmatian Coast up to Split is also incredibly beautiful!

    Dubrovnik is definitely one of my top destinations this far! The old part of the city is walled and the streets and set-up reminds me a lot of Venice (maybe that's why I loved it so much). The city walls were built for protection and financed by requiring all visitors to the city to purchase a stone for the wall. In recent times, Dubrovnik Old Town has been home to the filming of many scenes from Game of Thrones, as well as the upcoming Star Wars movie. Necessity was the mother of invention for Dubrovnik in relation to using the first "Quarantine" facility - During plague times, a quarantine facility was built outside the city walls to house people wanting to visit the city. Visitors were required to remain in the faculty for 40 days before being allowed to enter, if they survived, they were permitted entry.

    We took public transit from the campground into Dubrovnik Old Town and enjoyed a guided walking tour. Ida, our guide, included lots of Game of Thrones information (e.g. Kings Landing, walk of shame, etc.) because the show is so popular and our group had lots of huge fans! I've never seen the show, so all of that stuff went right over my head - maybe I'll check it out when I get back.

    For the afternoon, we took a boat cruise to Lopud Island, where we had a swim stop, and Kolocep Island, where we could explore and have lunch. The water was quite cool, but very refreshing, especially since the temperature was in the high 30s with almost 100% humidity! A few groups are at the same restaurant, which was right on the waterfront and had a great view of the harbour.

    The next day, 8 of us booked a sea kayaking tour... Great views of the city from the water! We also stopped mid-way for some sandwiches and a swim at a secluded beach. Then, we headed out into the sea loop around another island and head back to the start. Two of the group got seasick on the last leg of the parking adventure and our guide called to have his colleagues come pick them up in a boat - I didn't realize getting seasick happened on such a small craft, especially since the swells were fairly tame. Our guide, Dan, was great! He was knowledgeable and entertaining, plus our 3 hour tour turned into 4!

    The group was pretty drained after kayaking, but I really wanted to walk the city walls - great views overlooking the city and the coast line! Denae and I were the only ones that took it on and I'm so glad we did - fantastic! That said, incredibly hot and humid, but hey, it's Croatia in the summer!!

    I loved Dubrovnik, it's on par with Venice for my top places this far! I tried to find a piece of art to commemorate the experience, but I didn't come across anything that was quite right, so memories and photos will have to suffice for the time being. It's interesting that a lack of cars is a common denominator. The biggest challenge was the heat and humidity, especially when the tent was stiflingly hot by 5am!

    The next morning, we started our trek north up the Dalmation Coast... Wow! Amazingly beautiful scenery! We stopped in the afternoon at Split for lunch and exploring the Palace of Diocletian, as well as street markets.

    We spent the night in Seline and our campsite was right on the water. A few of us went for a nighttime swim to cool off before bed. The water was cool and refreshing, but very salty! It was great that they had a fresh water shower right at the beach.
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  • Day34


    July 13, 2016 in Croatia

    Finally arrived in Dubrovnik all safe and sound after the coup in Istanbul, not that we knew anything about it, we had passed over the bridge a number of times.

    Now staying in an Air BNB for 5 days, it is very nice short walk from Old Town. All unpacked and even the grocery shopping finished. Now to get ready for more sighseeing and get our bearings.

  • Day6

    Dubrovnik, I'm coming for you!

    June 30, 2016 in Croatia

    My friend and I made our way to the airport heading to Croatia as my sister stayed in Paris for an extra few days.

    I've always wanted to visit Dubrovnik, and I finally had the chance! Dubrovnik is not really well known to many people, but Game of Thrones is filmed here. I've never really watched the show, but I did climb the ancient city walls!

    Once my friend and I landed at the airport, we bought a return shuttle bus for $70KN each into town, approximately $13AUD.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Uvala Danče, Uvala Dance

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