Thursday, August 4, 2011

Postcards from Dubrovnik


Hi there. I'm back from Croatia, still feeling a little bit lost as I always do when I return home from a trip. I love to travel and don't think I have ever felt homesick. In fact I am more likely to get sick when I get back to my normal day to day reality! Anyways we had a wonderful vacation. We lived around 5 km outside of the Dubrovnik center, on a peninsula with the, in Swedish, rather racy sounding name Babin Kuk. The old city of Dubrovnik was just as spectacular as one could have expected and share quite a few similarities with Venice, including being a massive tourist magnet. At first I was overwhelmed by all the touristy things, but after a while I grew more and more appreciative of this amazingly beautiful town. We also spent quite a lot of time visiting neighboring areas- some located in the archipelago that was perhaps one of the most stunning part of the visit. I also trekked down to Montenegro for a day, which was almost as breathtaking in terms of landscape.

Eating lunch in a Dubrovnik alley.

 
 A plaza in Dubrovnik, complete with hoards of tourists. 

 A more quite alley.

 The old town Kotor in Montenegro.

Inside the old town of Kotor. 


 My daughters sampling some local Croatian soft drinks. 

An abandoned villa on one of the islands outside Dubrovnik.

 Leaving the Dubrovnik harbor. 

 Taking the cable car to view the city from above.

Me walking the Dubrovnik city walls. Something I would highly recommend. 

The views from the wall were truly spectacular.  


The walls are reminiscent of a medieval fort. But many things in Dubrovnik were reconstructed after an earth quake in the 17th century. Also another restoration happened after the war in 1991

4 comments:

  1. Gorgeous photos, this place is so beautiful. Glad you enjoyed it.

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  2. What a spectacular looking place. Glad you had a great holiday.

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  3. S W O O N !!! i wish i could move into that emty villa...

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  4. Would you mind if I pinned the photo of the bike/cart on pinterest?

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