Travel Tuesday: 3 things you must do in Dubrovnik

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I used to do a thing called ‘Travel Tuesday’ where I would blog about somewhere awesome I had been or would like to go. I used to do it on a Tuesday, surprisingly. Anyway, somehow they died off but I’m going to revive them. Mostly because I am so gosh darn itching to travel right now that I’m surprised I don’t have an actual rash. Gross.

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So for this edition of Travel Tuesday I’m casting back to May 2012 when I was in Croatia, to share 3 things you must do in Dubrovnik.

Walk the City Walls

There’s a pretty good reason every Dubrovnik travel book lists walking City Walls as the first thing to do. The view over the terracotta roofs is outstanding.

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Also, it is much more quiet up on the walls compared to the claustrophobic streets below. I think it’s because Dubrovnik is a cruise ship destination and there isn’t really enough time for people coming off the ship to wander the city walls before getting herded back on board. Or because Dubrovnik is a retiree destination and some of the steps on the City Walls are rather steep… Who knows.

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How’s the terracotta?

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So much terracotta.

Walking the City Walls also enables you to have a delightful snoop in people’s backyards.

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Interesting…

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Old Town Main Street

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Have a drink at Cafe Buza

It’s set into the cliffs on the south side of the Old Town.

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Lokrum Island in the background.

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From memory, the beers were kind of expensive and the wait staff kind of surly, but you’re only there for one thing…

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The view.

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Eat a lot of gelato

And not just because it’s delicious, eat it because Croatian food is not. Most of what I ate in Split and Dubrovnik was average Italian food. Pretty sure the only Croatian food I found was Cevapcici (kind of like a small sausage made from mince meat) that was really dry and came with fries. Don’t get me started on the wine. I usually can’t tell the difference between an $8 bottle and an $80 bottle, but I know what vinegar tastes like.

Anyway, thanks to the Italian influence, there is gelato everywhere.

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Chocolate and pistachio… probably.

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These people probably aren’t enjoying the food.

Seriously, just eat gelato.

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Have you been to Dubrovnik? Where do you dream of travelling to next?

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7 Responses to Travel Tuesday: 3 things you must do in Dubrovnik

  1. Patrick Caruana says:

    Brilliant photos, the light is fantastic. I particularly liked the ones taken through the “window”. And the gelato.

  2. Kaz says:

    Oh man, I really want pistachio gelato now.
    Amazing photos! My next trip is just a little one this weekend into the Tasmanian wilderness but it should be a lot of fun.

    • Bec says:

      How good is pistachio gelato?! I like it so much more than real pistachios…
      Ohhh that sounds so good, I am so much more envious now that I’ve been to Tassie and know how amazing it is! Such a beautiful place, rug up!

  3. Oooh I like the idea of this series – I’ve got a fun one up my sleeves for September when life is gonna be hectic!
    Also, the lovely Bella just went to Croatia with her boyf – check it out: http://b-jolly.co.uk/tag/dubrovnik/
    x x x

    • Bec says:

      Where are you off to in September? Exciting!
      Thanks for the link, love Bella’s photos and finding a new blog to peruse! xx

  4. whatharveywore says:

    Oh my – amazing!! I have major travel envy right now.
    Our last trip was in 2012 and my feet are massively itchy right now. I spend far too much time googling destinations I probably won’t visit for a long time yet sadly.

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