Croatia 2014 part 3, Dubrovnik, undoubtedly the Pearl of the Adriatic.

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You know how the hype can be built up to a point where there is disappointment in the reality, well not so for us with Dubrovnik. Some say it’s too Touristy, some say it’s lost it’s soul after the War devastated it but i feel that soul is alive and well just wrapped in a newer brighter revamped package. The spirit of the people was so strong and our host at our Apartment and his mum as well as so many people we interacted with left us in no doubt about the strength of character of these people, we loved every minute of our 5 days there and would be back in a heart beat. Our first night and the place was buzzing right outside our door and our first meal at Azur was a real delight, Asian meets Adriatic and then to enjoy a few Mojitos at The Buza Bar on the rocks below the City walls was a real treat

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Our first day was spent wandering all over town taking in everything we could, views from every junction and daily life in the streets off the tourist trails and observing the crowds coming and going from the cruise ships from our balcony, that’s our apartment in the middle of the second shot below on the first floor above the restaurant

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On our Balcony watching the world go by, perfecto before we headed up the cable car to the top of the mountain to see where the battles for Dubrovnik was won and to enjoy the amazing vista and sunset at the outdoor restaurant, and of course it was Seabass for us, perfecto again.

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That night it was a Super full moon and the light over the bay was spectacular.


We took a local ferry ride to Lokrum island just across the bay to visit the peacocks and see the ruins of The Monastery. It was a very peaceful sojourn and we enjoyed a swim and lunch in the shaded park.

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we went out to a special dinner that night to 360deg and got all dressed up for a very nice dining experience and of course a late night wander around town where we found a nice bar that had a really good band playing

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The fortifications of Dubrovnik are massive and involve not only the city but the Fortress as well so of course John had to explore it all. it is where a whole lot of Game of Thrones was filmed and you can see why.

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Right next to the Fortress is a beautiful little swimming beach that enticed me to have an extended dip in before heading back to lunch, just so refreshing.

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When in Dubrovnik it is obligatory to walk the walls and it certainly is worth the effort but we took the tip to do it early before it gets to hot and good advice it was. It takes good two hours to take your time and explore it all and the vista just keeps changing at every turn.

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On our final day we enjoyed breakfast out in the open and took one more stroll to take it all in one more time.

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