The old city was damaged during the Balkan wars. This is one of the original rooftops untouched by bombs and grenades.
We woke up this morning in Croatia! Grabbed a quick breakfast at the Ocean Grill on the 10th floor (great buffet!) and then jumped on a shuttle to the Old Town of Dubrovnik. We paid to tour the entire perimeter of the old town along the top of the city walls. The town is all stone with clay roof tiles - ranging from yellow to deep red. The fortifications at each corner of the town are tall and impressive. Along the ocean, it seemed like the stone walls were just extensions of the stone cliffs - it all just blends together.
Once we finished walking the walls, we headed down the main street - full of tourist shops and vendors. We stopped for lunch at the small port at the end of the main street and enjoyed a really nice pizza. We walked through a lot of the small side streets to make our way back to the shuttle - the buildings are packed very close together and we found some really quaint little alleyways.
In the summer of 2011, we returned to Australia, with our home base in Broadbeach Waters, half way between Brisbane and Gold Coast. Our 3 year-old son, Alex, became a world traveler and enjoyed every minute of it.
In the summer of 2007, we travelled to Europe and took a Mediterranean Cruise on the Celebrity Millennium. Our trip is documented here.
In January 2007, we returned home from a 12 month teaching exchange to the Central Coast Grammar School, NSW, Australia.
As you can see below, we stopped in Hong Kong, Thailand and Fiji on the way. We have visited Adelaide, Kangaroo Island,... full info