I fell in love with Dubrovnik, Croatia during my 2010 visit! Surrounded by a 2 km long wall, that was built for protection, over 40,000 people call it home!
Making my way to the top deck of the cruise ship as it was docking, I was surprised to see the modern and imposing Franjo Tuđman Bridge.
Upon entering the stone town, I was captivated by the old world charm of Dubrovnik! This gentleman is a fixture at Onofrio’s Fountain…
Once you’ve climbed the steps up to the wall…there is a walkway enabling you to completely walk around the town…and the views were astounding!
It was a hot day and I became very thirsty as I walked along the raised wall. If I remember correctly, there were a couple of spots you could exit from the wall’s walkway. Stopping at a vendor’s shop for a bottled water, I was informed that they didn’t take credit cards, so I waited until I finished walking around to make my way to a cafe for a quick drink. I usually carry my own water, but I don’t recall why I didn’t have any with me that day.
It worked out well with my traveling companion, because some days we went our separate ways…did our own thing…and met up later. Other days, we spent exploring together. This was one of the days we were exploring on our own.
Many of the roofs were damaged during the 1991 war…but have been repaired!
The barbers allowed me to take a photo! I love all of the things they have on display.
When you turn a corner and find a fresh farmer’s market…you feel like you’ve discovered a gold mine!
I love this guy’s smile!!
There was a spirit and a tinge of sadness surrounding some of the people of Croatia! Perhaps it is due to the recent War…