Dubrovnik Travel Blog› entry 1 of 3 › view all entries
November 2nd, 2003 – by: genetravelling
Basically, Dubrovnik is the southernmost town in Hrvatska (Croatia). Situated on what is known as the Dalmation Coast on the Adriatic Sea.
The Dalmation coast was the location of choice for most of the Roman Caesars summer holidays.
Dubrovnik is an ancient town and I visited the pharmacy which has been running CONTINUOUSLY since 1391AD.
The 'old city' section of the town is, funnily enough, the oldest part and is surrounded by what the Lonely Planet calls "the finest city walls in the world".
Its actually so dam magnificent that Napolean, Hitler and basically everyone never touched it and It wasn’t until those Evil Serbs bombed it in the 90's that it sustained any damage.
The streets are white marble and so worn and smooth you can run and slide down the road. I got told off for doing this by embarrassed locals I was hanging out with. They also told me that if you walk in the gutter for 15seconds you will have bad luck and never get married. So I set up camp in the gutter…
You can however rectify this (and reverse the curse) if you can balance on the protruding block for more than 15seconds. Even better is if you can take your top off while up there. This was actually an incredibly difficult task and we sat for ages watching people try, but Hethur was the only one who I saw do it.
Hethur was an american I met in the hostel who had lost her wallet and was stuck in Dubrovnik for over a month with no money so had dedicated a lot of time to perfecting it.
The Fort Ruins are at the very top of a hill that took me an hour to climb. It is said to still be riddled with landmines but I didn’t find any. Found a bullet shell tho. It was pretty scary stuff.
All in all, I fell head over heels for Dubrovnik. I will be going here again. It’s the ultimate place to relax. Everything is so dam beautiful and the people are so incredibly lazy - sitting around drinking coffees and lazing on the beaches. I can only imagine what its like in summer..
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