Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Dubrovnik Old Town

Today we caught a bus to the old town and started on the city wall. This city is brilliant.

Lynne and I pose with the Old Town behind us.

The boats in the old harbour made for magnificent sightseeing.

From the highest point on the city wall the orange roofs really stood out.

Paul poses with a hotel in the newer part of the town in the background. The beach looked so inviting!

Dubrovnik coat of arms perhaps?

It took us over 2 hours to walk the city walls and take in the views out to sea, up to the hills, along the walls and down into the old town itself. Every turn in the wall brought new photo opportunities not to be missed. I may never pass this way again so took every chance to take a picture.

We felt really envious of people who managed to find/afford a room in the old city that also gave them access to the Adriatic Sea. I’m not so sure however, that I would want a copy of me sun bathing to finish up in every visitor’s photograph album!

We had been warned by the hostel owner that prices in the old town are 30% higher than elsewhere. However, we felt we needed a reward and respite from the sun so sat down at one of the many restaurants to rest, have something to drink and do some people watching. There were at least three cruise ships in today so that increased the pressure on facilities all round and we were glad to have two of the sought after seats.

After a great day in the old town we walked back to our hostel stopping off at a restaurant bar for a drink and to write postcards.

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