Breathetaking dubrovnik Jun 25, 2009
Dubrovnik is set in a fairytale land, surrounded by huge walls, small harbours and ports and a rich history. The magitude of the 'old town' itself is stunning. The stone floor, to the fountains that seem to tell a silent story litter this historic place.
From the sunsets over the 'shack cocktail bar' to the sunrises over the sea this place will have you using up coupious amounts of film.
why not try the fresh seafood straight from the boats to your plate along the coast line, to the cafes dotted every few metres.
Take a boat trip to the Islands that dot the coast line and taste their local booze...(its surely to put a bounce in your step).
I found that the croatians are some what rude at times while others would take you home to their mothers...
The region is littered with bullet holes from previous wars, though not at all ancient.
The sea is a magical place to cool off when in summer as it can be quite hot and humid. The crystal clear blue seas are enticing enough but watch your footing with the black sea urchants....They pack a nasty sting to the unsuspecting tourist.
accommodation is rife from hotels, hostels and apartment blocks, where sharing an apartment block is a great way to meet other travellers.
If your getting off at the main bus terminal be ready to get hassled with people offering you accommodation. Don't be at all suprised if you get shoved and pushed as it's like flys to shite...
booze, cigarettes, as well as local meats, and produce are rather cheap.
scooters are easily accessed and hired out from half days to full days usage. Buses are normally every 10mins or so and well walking is free and keeps you that extra time to explore.
If your next holiday is dubrovnik, youll be greatly satisfied.
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Sep 19, 2006
Dubrovnik is simply unmissable. It is a beautiful walled town hanging on to the edge of the Adriatic. It has a history that is different to the rest of Croatia - Dubrovnik was the capital of the tiny Republic of Ragusa, which was the only country to stay independent from Venice, Austria and the Ottoman Turks, by building the massive walls you can still see today, and by have very skilled diplomats. Modern Dubrovnik has kept all of the old charm, there are no modern buildings inside the old town, and the new town around it is all built in the same style. The walk along the top of the walls of Dubrovnik is one of the most charming I have ever done.
From Dubrovnik you can do an easy day trip into Montenegro, several local companies operating out of Dubrovnik will drive you down to the old walled trading town of Kotor (on the stunning Gulf of Kotor), and inland into the capital of Podgorica. This lets you see two very different parts of Montenegro – the coast to see the trading towns that were alternatively dominated by Austrians and Venice, and inland, which had a very different warlike culture, protected from invasion by their mountains.
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