Sunday, August 2, 2009

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Roman and I decided to take another night bus, this time to Dubrovnik. This bus was 30 minutes late, which seems typical for Croatian buses nowadays. Along the way, we had to pass through internal Croatian police checkpoints, which I found odd and undemocratic.

Dubrovnik is a crown jewel. The intact Medieval city walls project a sense of invincibility. Inside are numerous churches and buildings, dating from Gothic, Medieval and Renaissance, all with Venetian influence.

My absolute highlight was hiking (in the blistering heat) to the top of a peak. Up there, I had a commanding view of the old town, harbor, Lokrum island and the many islands and islets along the Adriatic coast. The water was amazingly blue-green and it was a very clear day.

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