"Pearl of Adriatic coast" Dubrovnik by IngaA
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Well, at least that's what, I was told, is always good to say when being in Dubrovnik.
For several centuries it was an independent Repuiblic called Republic of Dubrovnik. Many street names are related to this historical fact.
I took a bus Zagreb-Dubrovnik, the overnight bus, so I arrived early in the morning and didn't waste time in the trip.
By lucky (at least for me) coincidence, Zdenka was passing by Dubrovnik on her way to Podgorica and she decided to spend a day and a half there with her friend whom she was going to pay a visit.
We found a room to rent in a nice place at reasonable price. Once again, my luck - native local speaker was nearby:)
The location was about 15 minutes walking from the historical centre of the city.
It's funny, but the first mention about Dobrovnic for me was in the detective story about Interpol agents fighting the drug mafia. They spent a couple of days in Dubrovnik and the beauty of the place was mentioned often in that novel. Before visiting Dubrovnik I read about this place, in particular here on VT. But honestly, I didn't have a clear picture of what is waiting for me there.
Well, as perhaps everyone, I loved the place a lot and dream to visit it again someday.
Briefly - white stoned Medieval city, well preserved and well-rebuilt after the bombings (what a pity that such things happen, war is always the destrution and all the sides loose more then they win but it's out of the topic), keeping the spirit and soul of Dubrovnik Republic in combination with beautiful nature and sparkling sea.
Well, may be. Btw those words are attributed at the moment to Marko Polo, at another to Bernard Show.
I still don't know to whom of them.
But whoever told it, I still think that he was right. Although when I came to Dubrovnik, it could rather count for the Hell than for Paradise. At least the temperature was really infernal. I faced that fammous European heat in Dubrovnik. suppose it was abouve 40C
Luckily, there are fontains with drinkable water everywhere in the Old City. Those fontains saved people who were pouring water on themselves, drank it and took it in bottles. It helped but not for a long time. Water became warm in several minutes.
But for me 40 above 0 is much better than 40 below 0. that would be worse than the hell :))
- Pros:Its remarkable beauty and people's friendliness
- Cons:perhaps the heat but don't see anything else
- In a nutshell:Paradise? come and see :)
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