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Published: September 23rd 2012
Sea Food Feast
After arriving in Dubrovnik we made our way to an apartment which had a beautiful view over the Old Town of Dubrovnik. We decided to stay out of the old town area in Dubrovnik as the prices of dorm rooms in the old town area were almost double the price of apartments which were only 10minutes away. It turned out to be a great decision, our room was really nice with a balcony and we turned out to be only two streets away from Amanda who we have been trying to catch all year.
After an excited phone call to Amanda we met up and made our way to the Old Town via the laundry mat where Amanda needed to wash ALL of her clothes to get rid of the bed bugs she got while on sail Croatia. Dubrovnik’s Old Town is grand and absolutely stunning. The combination of wide cobbled squares and steep narrow streets is lovely to walk around especially at night when the cruise groups empty out and everything is lit up. Our first day was spent wondering around the old town, eating far too much ice cream and watching a wedding on the bay next to
Old Town. That evening we dined at Lokanda Peskarija a seafood restaurant where we ordered a seafood feast for two. Aaron does not like seafood but enjoyed his ham and cheese roll while we stuffed our face with fish, prawns and mussels which was served in a massive pot.
The following morning we all our made our way to Old Town again where we paid to walk around the Old Town walls which provided a beautiful view over the roofline and out to the islands. After climbing the walls we were pretty hot and went in search of slushies which we found eventually and devoured before catching the ferry out to Lokrum Island. The Island was nice with peacocks running through the gardens. We found a small rocky cove where we went for a swim and sun baked, tourists get very excited about beaches abroad but I haven’t seen any that really beat what we have in Australia!
Once returning back to Old Town we dragged Aaron around for some shopping, this is what we do best! Lucky for Aaron because it was a Sunday most of the shops were closed and the only purchase made was a
present for my brother which I was excited about as he is extremely hard to buy for. We walked some more around the town and then made our way to local pizza and pasta place where we enjoyed a delicious dinner drinks and of course dessert (I blame this on Amanda; she always influences my sweet tooth).
After dinner we still didn’t want to part so we chilled with a few drink in our apartment while Amanda pointed out every new item of clothing and accessory that I had bought (half of which Aaron was unaware of …thanks Amanda). We had a great time catching up, you don’t realise how much you miss the normality of a conversation with someone who really knows you until you have it. It was sad when we finally had to say goodbye, but exciting to know that her flight is booked to Georgia where we will show her around some of the sights and she will stay in our village with our host family for a week while joining me at school.
While in Dubrovnik our travel plans took a turn when we saw a Fanatics offer online for the Davis Cup
which was being held in Hamburg. Four nights’ accommodation, three days of Davis cup tennis and Australian T-shit and Cap for 15 pounds. We travelled with The Fanatics group for ANZAC Day in Turkey and had an absolute ball so we decided to take them up on the offer (thanks go to Pat Rafter for footing the bill). We decided that instead of seeing more of Croatia we would next visit Sarajevo and fly from there out to Hamburg. After which we might hire a car and do a road trip through Germany. This decision meant missing out on more of Croatia, Bosnia and Slovenia but after our time in Berlin we were both itching to see more of Germany.
After readjusting our travel plans, thank god for the internet! We repacked our bags and when I say we I really mean I! I have become the official bag packer on this trip and I have to say I have become quite the pro, we made our way to the bus station for yet another early bus trip, this time to Sarajevo.
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