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Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Dubrovnik October 2nd 2006

Greetings all, about ten days ago I got off the bus from Mostar. On Croatia's South Eastern it is on a thin slice of land. Bosnia's mountainous triangle of a country crutching it up against the Adriatic coast. Montenegro is unknown to many but rests just a few kilometers away from the »Pearl of the Adriatic«. More commonly known as Dubrovnik. I was immediately confronted by elderly ladies touting a bedroom in their houses. A great thing about Croatia is the touts that await you at the bus stations. In certain countries in the world the touts usually range from cheating, lying, stealing bastards, to those who wont leave you alone for five minutes peace and sees you as their best mate ever. In Croatia if the tout has grey hair and chainsmokes you can generally ... read more
Marble streets of Dubrovnik
Sir hill view - Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik from a boats view

Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Dubrovnik October 2nd 2006

We needed to find accommodation this time; the girls had already arranged theirs for the next few days. Lapad is out the way for either the bus station in the morning or the old town night life. So we just go with some guy who had an Audi, the girls were happy to get a lift in a nice car for once; the guy thought he was getting four people for his two spare rooms, he was not happy. The restaurant by the old town marina is one of Jules' favorites, as its cheap, has great views and the staff are very friendly. I had the "Small Fried Fish" again. 4 liters of wine later we were ready for a good night out at the Fresh bar. Serves cocktails and like a gallon of beer in ... read more

Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Hvar September 27th 2006

Had a great 8 day holiday with Kane's family in late September/early October. We spent 2 nights in Split, then 5 nights on Hvar Island then back to Split for the night. On our last day we drove down to Dubrovnic to see the 'walled city'. Beautiful country and would definitely recommend it to anyone. The Croatians are friendly, it's a relatively cheap country to travel in and the food is devine. The sights aren't so bad either!... read more
Krka National Park
Krka National Park

Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Korcula September 25th 2006

We must visit that guy from the bar, he was so cool. Has his girlfriends farther kicked him out for being a bum? First things first, getting to our lovely vineyard where we can taste the home made wine and relax. Update: We have arrived at the accommodation and to our surprise we have a fairly nice room with kitchenette and a very nice bathroom but where is the vineyard with the home made wine etc. Let me quote the description.... Don't get me wrong it is loads better than Lapad. Lumbada is v.quiet, not sure if I want to spend the whole 3 days here as booked, maybe go and stay in Korcula Town. We found a cocktail bar on the beech just next to the marina; you can't miss it as there isn't anything ... read more
The vinyard

Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Dubrovnik September 24th 2006

You may be aware Dubrovnik has an old town surrounded by a wall that you can walk along, stopping and taking in the views. It takes a while and we'd all done it before so we didn't bother, but if it’s not too hot you may as well. You can get drinks from old women along the way, she even wrote out a receipt for a bottle of Sprite. “Crazy woman from the wall” we called her, maybe a shorter name would have been better but we didn’t use it much. Found a cafe to do a bit of people watching, I have a feeling there may be a lot of that over the next 2 weeks. Have done all the touristy stuff last year so it was time for beer, we go in search of ... read more
Dubrovnik at night


Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Dubrovnik September 23rd 2006

Even though I have a stonking headache after last night in London, we'll just call that a Friday night out. 3.5 hours delay at the airport means brushing up on our Daytona skills, we may need these later. In my following posts some names will have been changed to protect the guilty, but the blurry photos are from the alcohol shakes. Skip ahead to us arriving in Lapad where we had a tiny room booked for the first 2 nights, Villa Micika. We had a nice meal down by the sea, I had some seafood, cannot remember what, it will come back to me, nice though. It was 1am by the time Roland had joined us and we needed beer, we stumbled across a bar, maybe the only one open and could only fit 8 people ... read more

Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Pag September 22nd 2006

Hi all, I know its been awhile but Ive been having too much fun!!!!!! I LOVE Croatia. Best so far. Yesterday sailed to the Island Rab, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Had a quick tour, went to markets, swam then boat back. Had yummy dinner, played pool then an early night. Today hired scooters & went from one end of the island to the other. I am sooooo buying a scooter when I get home. So much fun, got up to 60kms. Am locked out of my room at the moment, my roomie (Hazel) has gone for a scooter ride with the guy who owns the hire ones & she has the key. This place is totally awesome. I am definately coming back here one day. The most perfect weather, great water & loads of fun. Tomorrow ... read more

Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia September 19th 2006

Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Split September 14th 2006

Hey everybody! In Split right now after a 20 hour train journey from Lyon, passing through Geneva. Phew. On our last day at Lyon we walked all over the place being shown around by our new friends Sebastien and Pierre (who couldnt be more french if he tried). There is so much graffitti around and a lot of it is really good actually. Theres this one that spans the whole side of a five story building and shows a busy book shop. Ended up sitting in the park with some beers and playing football and chatting about cultural differences. That night i ate SNAILS! there ok, coated in garlic so not a lot of taste, followed by duck in a creamy pepper sauce. I tried Alex's frogs legs too. Left Lyon and the many many people ... read more

Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia September 14th 2006

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