Dubrovnik was the last stop on our “Lesbians Gone Wild: Croatia” tour and as we approached the entrance to the city in our baller rental car I finally realized why everyone has been going gaga over Croatia.
When people talk about how fabulous Croatia is, they mostly mean the coastal cities along the Adriatic Sea. And, they probably mean Dubrovnik.
Dubrovnik is one of the most prominent tourist destinations in the Mediterranean and probably the most popular tourist spot in Croatia. We were there in October and there were crowds of tourists during the day. They were mostly cruise ship tourists who descended like flies on shit during the day and then quickly retreated to the safety of their massive hotel on water before the sun went down. I can’t even imagine how crazy it must be in the summer.
On our first full day in Dubrovnik and Ching-I’s last day in Croatia we roamed the walled old town area, checked out the open market (it sucked), and then had a snack of fresh Ston oysters and fried calamari (YUMMY). Afterwards we decided to walk the wall and then take a cab ride to the peak of Mt. Srd overlooking the old town.
First, the wall. It was a bit pricey, but I’m glad we did it. The views of the Adriatic are fantastic. It’s also neat to know that you’re walking on a wall the was built over 600 years ago and was actually used to defend the city. And, what makes it even more fabulous is that it’s used as the Red Keep and King’s Landing in the Game of Thrones show on HBO. If you don’t know Game of Thrones then you need to stop reading this right now and go watch the show. After you watch the show you should also read the books.
After we finished with the wall we took a taxi up to the nearby summit to get sunset views of the city. Most tourists take the cable car, but we aren’t suckers so we overpaid for a taxi driver to take us up and back. The view of the old town was magnificent and the driver stopped at a nice spot for us to view the sunset on the way down.
I know why people love Croatia. It’s because they love Dubrovnik.