Dubrovnik Travel Blog› entry 13 of 24 › view all entries
We arrive in Dubrovnik, Croatia after two sequential overnight ferries...and we're here for two days.
Dubrovnik was worth the slight trouble it took to get there. We were incredibly surprised by the vast amount of tourists we encountered in the old town. The joke was on us; we thought we were going somewhere less travelled but alas it seems the rest of Europe has already "discovered" Dubrovnik. See, this is one of the reasons we travel! A great reminder that the world is much larger than Prior Lake, than Minnesota, and than the United States. ;)
Despite the hoardes of crowds we ran into, the city was gorgeous. I`d describe it as Brugge, Belgium meets Rotherburg (ob der tober, if I`m spelling that correctly), Germany.
We stayed quite a ways outside of the old town in a small village called Zaton Mali. We enjoyed the peace and quiet from the crowds that the distance offered. Our hosts, Luko and Tereza, were very gracious and it was interesting to hear their history. He worked as a travel agent and she worked in a bank, until they decided the time spent away from their 4 kids wasn`t worth it. That`s when they opened their guesthouse. Their family has owned land in Zaton Mali for a long time...and you can tell they spoke excellent English. ;)
While we enjoyed Dubrovnik, I think that our time there was about right at 2 days. I am sure there are many who could read this and say "2 days? that is hardly enough time!" - but those people probably don`t know Bill and I very well. :)