Monday, 22 July 2013

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Croatia was one of those places I always wanted to go but never thought I'd go there but by golly I am sure glad it was on our cruise itinerary! It is one of the most beautiful places I've seen. The water everywhere was crystal clear! 
Dubrovnik was unlike any place I've ever been too. The main city is completely walled off so it feels like a secret little place you've discovered and found all these people inside. The city is one of the cleanest I've seen & the people are so friendly & welcoming. 

What was extra exciting is that Dubrovnik is the city currently being used to represent King's Landing in the television series of Game of Thrones. We were not walking around pretending to be characters from the books and we were certainly not searching for dragons. 

The old town had the most beautiful architecture, there was so much detail to capture and so many little alleyways and narrow streets to walk up with stairs that went high up over the city so you could see more of the town. The biggest feature of Dubrovnik was the wall that runs all around the city. Lots of tourists go up and get some spectacular views across the city and the ocean. It was originally built to have guards watch out & protect the city. You can certainly see why it was chosen as a filming location for Game of Thrones. We would have loved to do it but this holiday was on a shoestring so unfortunately we couldn't. I don't doubt that we will visit Dubrovnik again though so it can be on our 'things to do next time' list.
Instead we sat by the harbour & had pistachio ice cream while watching crabs climb over the rocks!

Dubrovnik, until next time!

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