Daisy’s off again … Here she is:
We arrived in Dubrovnik yesterday after a nice drive down the coast. The funny thing was, we hadn’t realized that we would be driving through yet another country. There is a small strip of land cutting through to the coast that is part of Bosnia. So there you go; the list of countries grows. But there was no lengthy border checks holding up traffic in or out of Bosnia.
If Paris is the land of patisseries, and Prague, the land of amazing copper topped buildings, Dubrovnik is the land of ancient terracotta roofed buildings and stone steps. Stone steps everywhere. And orange rooftops. I think in a day you might easily walk 10 kms of steps. I don’t mind. It’s good exercise. Although not so great for the poor old dear who I saw take a tumble today. That must happen a lot.
If you had asked me yesterday, what I thought of Dubrovnik, I might have answered, “I prefer Zadar”. That would not have been because we walked about 500 steps in the first 1/2 hour of our arrival, or because we had to haul our luggage up about 55 stone steps, but because it is sooooo crowded. Man it is packed. But today, we found quieter streets exist away from the millions of posers and snappers. Everyone, including us, needs those pics and selfies.
I had been desperate to jump into the sea after all this time inland and dry. I finally got to do that this morning. The Adriatic Sea is known for being cold, but I would say, no colder than any Aussie beach that I have swum in. It was fine once you were in. It was Banje beach we went to, and a pretty scrappy beach area but sort of sandy. Tomorrow we are going to one where it’s concrete and stones.
Then Thursday we have booked ourselves in for some island hopping on a boat. Let’s see what that brings.
I forgot to mention, the climb up all those stairs with our luggage….was worth it. The apartment is more lovely, more like a house. It has great views, its own private garden, two big bedrooms with king beds, a good size living area, kitchen and good size bathroom. Very big entry…with another dozen or so steps.
I’d also like to add my thanks to ttvers who have been readings my posts and especially to those who have sent replies and messages. Thanks, Juz, Bobi, Sara, Von, Oswede, Smythe, Dave and Windsong for keeping the ttv lifeline. And anyone else out there. I hope I haven’t forgotten anyone. Special thanks to my B&B friends for keeping the torch burning brightly.
Again if anyone wants to see more pics of desserts or videos, you can check out my fb. Cheers from a full tummy traveller,