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4 Lovely Days in Dubrovnik, Croatia

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An August 2006 trip to Dubrovnik by janac

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Quote: It is hard to put in words the incredible atmosphere one experience when visiting Dubrovnik. I can only agree with all the polls selecting Dubrovnik the second hottest destination of the year. Read more in this journal.

4 Lovely Days in Dubrovnik, Croatia

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Dubrovnik  Photo, Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Wednesday, August 30th: We got up at 3 am so we could catch our 7 am flight to Croatia. We arrived at our pension in Dubrovnik shortly before 11 am and went for our first 5-hour walk through Old Town, as well as a long picnic on the coast of the Adriatic Sea with a beautiful view of nearby islands. It’s the cleanest sea we’ve ever seen. It appeared to be quite shallow but it wasn’t. You could see the bottom thanks to the clear water and almost transparent hue. When calm near the port, the sunshine came through the surface so easily that the fish seemed to float in the air, just swimming like bees or birds fly. This first day was cloudy and the sky looked very dramatic. The wind was quite ...Read More

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Above each door entrance is a sigh "LOBE" - meaning ROOM FREE. You cannot be in Dubrovnik without a place to stay. The entire town is one big hotel. We highly recommend MILA apartment, where we stayed.

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The place is also unbelievably cheap and luxurious at the same time! Everything is shiny and clean. The weather is sunny and hot, but with constant sea breeze is very comfortable and pleasant. We knew about wonderful Croatian wine and managed to find a local wine shop where we stocked up on fresh poured wine for 8 kunas per liter. What a steal! We tried both, the white, BIJELO, and the red, CRNA, VINO. There are tons of little bakery shops that we often visited during our stay. Our favorite bread looks like a baguette with cheese sprinkled and baked on top of it – for a mighty 2 kunas. We couldn’t resist watching the sunset that we caught from a top a rocky cliff outside the fortifications. After...Read More

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Trip to Lokrun by Local Taxi Boat

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Lokurn  Photo, Dubrovnik, Croatia
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After a light lunch, we went down to the port and hopped on a boat that took us to the nearby island of OTOK LOKRUN – a national park. The waves were not as tall as the first day, but they were still a good size. So, our taxi boat was thrown around by the sea. We had to hold on pretty tight not to fall into the water. Once we got used to the rocking, we got more comfortable. It was only a short ride anyway. We walked around the island, looking for the best beach. It was my wish to dip our toes in the Adriatic. We enjoyed the cliffs, the open space, the Croatian "Dead Sea" (a salty pool of water on the island’s edge). There were fire hoses stretched along the paths, ready for putting out possible fires...Read More

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Mountain Srdj

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Mountain Srdj Photo, Dubrovnik, Croatia
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This morning, there were two king-size cruise ships anchored in the front of the harbor. Garth was talking about nothing but hiking to Mount Srdj all Thursday long, so I agreed to do it. Dubrovnik is hemmed in on one side by the mountain and on the other by the sea. We could not find the ascent to the path and kept asking locals for directions. They only would say that it is a long hike up there and we should go by car. They were right. In total, it was a 2-hour climb up a steep mountain. It was kind of crowded on the trail – about 7 people passed us – all were Western tourists. There were more of them on the top of the Mount Srdj. They took taxis to the top and missed the unforgettable vi...Read More

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Mountain Srdj
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Dubrovnik, Croatia

What did not fit into any Other Journal

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DUBROVNIK Photo, Dubrovnik, Croatia
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We hit the city walls, the great fortification and even scored a student discount-- so instead of 100 "martens" we paid only 40. The local currency is called kuna (a marten, or big weasel) after the creatures originally living in long-gone woods. They look like something between weasel and ferret. We spent 3 hours on the top of the walls, checking out each sentry post, tower, fort and views of the sea, old town, and harbor. It was unbelievable experience! Then we checked out the Marine museum with display of artifacts from shipwrecks, weapons, knives, dishes, pottery, exploded shells, maps, and helms tiller. The most amazing was a pile of old rusty knives wrapped in old German printed-paper. The ol...Read More