Getting Lost in Dubrovnik

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

I'm just going to ignore the fact that this trip now feels like a lifetime ago. I am clearly not consistent with posting. 

From the island of Hvar, we arrived back in Split, where we started our journey to the popular city of Dubrovnik. The drive took about three hours and provided stunning scenery. We stopped at a few roadside stands for fresh strawberries, sugared orange peels, and fresh juice. So good and highly suggest it if you find yourself making the trip. 

If you are going to drive from Split to Dubrovnik make sure that you bring your passport as you will cross the border into Bosnia and will go through a boarder crossing check point. 

We stayed in the Lapad area which is about a 5-10 minute drive to the old town of Dubrovnik. This was more affordable than staying near the city walls and was a great base. 

Dubrovnik surprised me in a lot of ways. I knew it would be crowded but was not expecting the abundant number of tour groups that would line the streets. It almost made it feel like I was in Disneyland. It, however, did not take away from it's old world beauty. 

We tucked in and out of alleyways, side streets, and found a cute cliff side bar called Buza Bar. It was a nice reprieve from the amount of steps we were climbing throughout the city. We lucked out and grabbed prime seats for our drinking and viewing pleasure. Rose, please. 

A must do while in Old Town Dubrovnik is walk the ancient city walls. The walk takes you around the city and provides panoramic views of the Adriatic Sea and the sea of orange rooftops. It takes about 2 hours to complete. 

Just when we thought the views couldn't get any better we took the cable car to the top of Mount Srd. 

The number of photos that I took of laundry is, well, excessive. I'll spare you all but one. 

From the marina in Old Town, we took a 15 minute ferry to the island of Lokrum. The island is known for the peacocks that call the island home. Almost immediately, we were greeted by a few who were showing off their fancy feathers. We spent the day exploring the island's fort, ruins, and taking a dip in the chilly sea. 

We took the last ferry back to the city and grabbed dinner. I particularly loved the city at night. Local musicians would line the streets and music would echo from the buildings. The crowds would thin out, slightly, and the streets took on a soft glow from the shop windows. It's not hard to see why this city is on everyone's list of places to see in Croatia.