about a dream: Cruise Blogging: Dubrovnik

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Cruise Blogging: Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik was just... wow. Its beauty was utterly shocking. You'd think a thousand movies would have been filmed there and everybody would know about it, but it's like some kind of secret. It was just amazing. We have practically 100 photos, but I'll just pick a few of my favorite for now:
This was the view that greeted us just outside the city walls. The surf was crashing beautifully. I had noticed the boat rocking some overnight; not enough to make us seasick, but enough that I could hear the hangers in the closet clanking every now and then.
This is some kind of palace. Usually wikipedia has a list of famous sights in each town, but their Dubrovnik page is focused almost entirely on the political history of the city, which is long and boring, so I just skimmed it. In a nutshell, it's changed hands a whole lot, but interestingly was once under Austrian rule. Then of course there was all that unpleasantness in the 1990s, but now it's all good.
I like this picture because it shows both the arch, which was a common feature of the town, and the paving stones. They were beautiful! Smooth too. There wasn't an ounce of dirt in the town, it was entirely paved. Interesting.
Loving sisters in the old town
Nick took this photo from the top of the city walls. You can walk the perimeter of the entire old town along the top of the walls, and Nick and dad did the walk after we'd all spent a few hours walking through the town. The girls were done, so mom and I decided to take them back to the boat. A good call it turned out, since it wasn't totally childproof up there, and there were lots of steep steps. I probably would have ended up carrying Maggie half the time, and she's getting heavy!

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