A city and its walls
07.20.2012 - 07.23.2012 90 °F
When we arrived in Dubrovinik, we were shocked at how many tourists flooded the streets. Walking in the shade was quite the challenge as masses of people walking both directions were all trying to squeeze in to avoid the heat. We arrived in our studio apartment and eagerly awaited the arrival of Kevin’s college buddy who would be traveling with us through Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Serbia. The Vermz arrived a few hours later pulling the world’s largest suitcase through the cobbled streets! We celebrated his arrival by bringing a few of the local 2L beverages up to the overlooking hill for sunset.
We were very entertained by a legendary small stone protruding from one of the walls in the main square. There are endless tourists giving it a try, including us. The object of the game was to stand on the rock against the wall and balance well enough to take off your shirt. This was WAY more challenging than it looks, and is possibly just a way to get tourist to take their shirt off!
Dubrovnik is more charming in the morning, or late in the evening when the cruise ship passengers have left. In the warm evenings, the narrow city streets pack with café and bar goers.
Although the streets inside the city can be very crowded, the walls of the city were not. We walked around the city along the top of the walls for some unorthodox views of the city from above.
While walking along the wall, we noticed some cliff jumpers, so we headed through a small opening in the back side of the city walls which turned out to be a beer bar with several different places to cliff jump.
The water here was beautiful, but the beaches lack fine grained sand, and instead, consist of either big rocks or cement blocks. Our little studio was just 200 meters from the beach, so we took full advantage of morning and evening swims. We were happy to have found so many activities in such a small city.