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Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Dubrovnik July 28th 2017

Docking in Dubrovnik for only twelve hours Ron seemed to be on a mission to see how much we could fit in to the day. He had hatched a plan to take a local bus to Cavtat, all seemed to be well as the bus depot was next to where the ship had docked. The information desk at the bus depot told us a number 10 bus to Cavat would be by in around a few minutes, half an hour later we asked again, we were told it might be here soon. We then saw the number 10 bus zipping past without stopping, when we enquired again at the information desk as to when the next bus might come we were told "no idea". We moved onto Plan B a taxi ride to Cavtat, we tried ... read more
Dubrovnik from the cablecar
Dubrovnik harbour
Cavtat coastal walk

Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Dubrovnik July 10th 2017

We got checked into our hotel, Boutique Hotel Kabek, which was beautiful! It was located in the Lapad area of Dubrovnik. Because of their bus system, it's an easy walk to the bus stop and it dropped you off right in front of the hotel. Perfect! I've posted a few pics of the hotel. They had a wedding the night before so it was all decorated with tulle and flowers. Plus they had a pool! It was 90 degrees both days we were there so it was perfect to cool off. We planned another trip into the city to walk the wall and do our own walking tour this day. Tomorrow is a trip over to Montenegro to tour the countryside and see the many yachts and another walled city.... read more
Hotel Kabek
Hotel Kabek
Hotel Kabek

Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Dubrovnik July 9th 2017

This is our last day on the ship and having to say goodbye to a group of amazing people. We've had a blast everyone has just made our trip just that much better! We ended up taking a walking tour around the old town of Dubrovnik as part of a ship excursion. I wasn't impressed. Perhaps it was the heat but she just wasn't that interesting to listen to. We ended the tour and headed off into the streets to find a bite to eat and a beer. You'd be amazed at the number of pizza shops they have here and they are all good! A side note... the awnings are not just for the sun shade but for the pigeon bombardments that happen frequently. Three times for Ted actually! This last one a double bombing. ... read more
Diamond Split Family 2017
Saying Goodbyes
Dubrovnik From The Sea

Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Dubrovnik July 8th 2017

Nooooooooo....... last swim call. The water was great and the company better! ... read more
Camera Ghost Shot!
Panorama of the swim spot

Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Dubrovnik July 4th 2017

Dubrovnic is a beautiful walled city of dense red roofed houses, palaces, monasteries and churches. Swooping swifts follow you everywhere, particularly first and last thing. It is super crowded but don’t be put off by that, the quietest time is early in the morning, a great time to walk around the city walls, peer down onto lovely gardens that can’t be seen from the streets and appreciate the density and colourfulness of the roofs. A hike up to the top of Sdr mountain (there is also a cable car) also gives great views, this was lovely to do in the evening, watching the sun go down. Lokrum island makes a great half day trip, a 15 minute ferry boat ride from the marina, it’s a small nature reserve with acres of woodland and gardens with an ... read more
View alsong main street from city walls
View from City walls
Cloister in Franciscan Monastry

Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Dubrovnik June 30th 2017

Hot humid day. Left ft 7.30 and walked down to the old city and spent the day there. What an amazing place. We walked the castle walls and visited all the amazing viewing spots. By mid morning all the cruising ship tourists arrived in their thousands which is crazy, but we were expecting it and came prepared. This castle is used in the filming of Game of Thrones. Had lunch there and then wandered around to a nearby beach. Got home mid afternoon for a welcome shower and avo tea. Had a light dinner st home. Well this is the last day of of our self guided trip. Tomorrow off to Rome for the start of our bus tour. It will be interesting to compare. ... read more

Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Dubrovnik June 29th 2017

After a very windy night thii gs finally settled down, as we're had been concerned that we may not have able to sail. However everything went well and we caught a 6.15 bus into town and boarded our ship for Dubrovnik. Had a good trip and called in at several islands to drop off/pickups. I estimate that the ship sails at 40 to 50 knots. Arrived at 12.15 and our host Marijana was there to pick us up and take us to apartment. It's very small but very nice. Beautiful views over harbour and the city. Walked to get supplies from grocery store and then walked to beach. Didn't end up swimming as beaches west the bottom of cliffs, and water was rough. Returned home tired as it's very hot and there is so much climbing ... read more

Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Dubrovnik June 22nd 2017

After an over night stay in Korcula we headed south to the island of Sipan. Last night we stayed on a mooring buoy a few 100m from Kod Marka one of my favourite restaurants and the food was excellent as always. Today is Thursday it must be Dubrovnik. I was last in Dubrovnik in 2010; it's seems much busier and more expensive in part due to the booming tourist trade and in part due to the low Canadian dollar. We had planned to spend 2 nights here, but have decided to move to quieter seas tomorrow morning.... read more
Smoked Tuna
Octopus cakes

Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Dubrovnik June 22nd 2017

If you count the day most of us left the States, we are ten days into our trip now. It's been very busy, but for some reason I haven't felt like writing, perhaps because TravelPod has shut down, and I don't know if my new vehicle of choice, TravelBlog, has been able to transfer all my entries, maps, and address book. These are all important things I don't want to lose. And, except for long bus rides, our schedule has been quite active, so there hasn't been much time to write. We started in Dubrovnik, called Croatia's crowning jewel, a gorgeous, wonderful ancient city built on the Adriatic Sea. We only had one full day there, not nearly enough time to explore its secrets and riches. A few of us walked on top of the mile-long ... read more

Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Dubrovnik May 29th 2017

Dupa indelunge dezbateri si cautari ne-am hotarat un pic mai departe de Dubrovnik si anume in satul Bosanka, in apartamentul martinovici, un fel de studio, cu oameni amabili care se ingrijesc de gradina de legume, pomi fructiferi unde ne-au asteptat cu un cos de cirese, suc traditional si floricele in camera, copii amabili, vorbeau engleza si astfel am putut sa comandam pizza si bere in prima seara, spre deosebire de gazde care speram noi ca ne-am inteles cumva. Pret=210euro 3nopti, apartament ce includea un frigider mare, o minibucatarie, balconas cu o privire de ansamblu, parcare gratuita la umbra, internet. Am prins vreme frumoasa, prea cald pt aceasta perioada. Am preferat sa luam autobuzul sa ajungem in Dubrovnik si astfel la 10 dimineata puteam servi o cafea neagra chiar in centru. Cel mai apropiat restaurant traditional Dubava ... read more
interior camera

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