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Published: October 9th 2017
Leaving Montenegro, entering Croatia means also entering the EU, so more intensive border checks. All with all it did not took more then one hour. Continuing the Adriatic coastal road we are heading to the city of Dubrovnik. In less then one hour we could see from a viewpoint the old harbor of Dubrovnik.
Before we started to explore the city we took our lunch at the "new city" of Dubrovnik. According the locals the prices of the restaurants at the Old Town were triple and were advised to eat outside the old town. We also searched for some accommodation which was not easy at all. Due to the popularity of this town and the high season, all rooms and hotels were occupied. Also the surrounding villages were overbooked, so no chance to find any. After we gave up to spend the night in Dubrovnik, we decided to explore the old town for some hours and continue.
Finding a parking spot in Dubrovnik is as hard as to find accommodation. We spent approximately one hour to find a parking spot. luckily it was close to the gate of the old town. The prices of parking is also not the
lowest. 6 Euros for one hour.
Finally after parking the car we entered the old town of Dubrovnik. After entering at the gate, you go down trough a narrow corridor of stairs. Once arrived at the square we spent approximately 2 hours at the old town. It is a typical old town where people with interest to historical architecture can spend hours and hours. Since it was our 3rd old town in a row, (after Budva and Kotor) we just stayed enough to see the highlights, like the city walls and the harbor.
Our visit to this city was too short to have a nice impression. Dubrovnik is not a city to just visit when passing by. We continued towards the northern direction. To continue to the rest of Croatia, we needed to pass a 'piece' of Bosnia Herzegovina, the Neum corridor. When we arrived at Neum, it was already late and we decided to stay at this city. We found a nice and clean apartment for a reasonable price. Note that the prices in Bosnia Herzegovina are much lower then in Croatia.
The very friendly and polite owner of the apartment offered us a beer and
brought our luggage to the room. Cigdem was quite tired of the road trip and wanted to lay down. While she was resting me and my son went to the boulevard to buy some snacks since we wouldn't have a proper dinner. The boulevard of Neum is very cozy. It's the one and only place at the coast of Bosnia Herzegovina. After returning to our apartment we ate our snacks and went to sleep. Unfortunately no energy for entertainment.
The day after after taking a nice breakfast, we continued. Exiting Bosnia Herzegovina and entering Croatia did not take long. And in about half an hour we entered the Motorway. (which we didn't was since we left Greece.) On our plan was to visit the Lakes of Plitvice, but due to the weather conditions we had to pass it for this time. So we drove all the way up till Slovenia...
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