Any of you out there a fan of game of thrones? How many of you have never seen an episode a day in your life? Yup I am in that category as well. Apparently Dubrovnik, Croatia is one of the main sets of the show Game of Thrones! Nicole was a lot more excited about this stop, mainly because she is a huge fan of the show. I was excited for the obvious tourism reasons, and because the pictures looked beautiful and I had never been!
Prior to the trip I was on weather watch everyday. Greece had consistent beautiful weather while Croatia on the other had, had me worried. The week before we left they had a huge flooding. This made me cautious by packing my rain boots and rain coat, because lets be honest, nothings going to stop me from seeing beautiful Croatia! Luckily I didn’t need to use the raincoat and boots, but we did need to pull out pants and jackets. It was pretty chilly and VERY windy, especially on the mountain top. The night before, the boat was rocking quite a bit because there was a massive storm that had come in. We were delayed an hour because of it but it just meant we were able to stay an extra hour and explore!
When we first got off the boat we grabbed a cab to take us to Old Town. Right in front of the Old Town was the cable car. Now at this point, Nicole and I only prepared our wallets with Euro’s, not thinking that Croatia doesn’t accept Euros! Luckily they took Visa everywhere! Phew! This was the shocking news right before we hopped on the cable car! Once we hopped on the cable car it took up to the top of the mountain which over looked all of Dubrovnik and over looked the boarder of Croatia and Bosnia. At the top of the mountain there is a viewing deck and a restaurant. The restaurant was beautiful as it had a glass window which over looked everything. Needless to say, this is where we had our morning coffee 😊 .
Once we got down from the cable car, we headed over to Old Town to walk the walls. This was really cool! You were able to walk the entire wall of the town and see different views such as the castle and mountians! It was beautiful. The walk way is pretty narrow, so it was single file for the most of the way. It got kind of crowded sometimes at times, but nevertheless, it was still a great experience and I highly recommend doing this!
It was really intresting to see how everything was built. The stairs leading down into the town were very steep, and there was smooth cobble stone everywhere so at times it can get very slippery (I may have slipped once or twice…). I remember thinking to myself that walking down the streets of Dubrovnik was like walking through Diagon Alley from Harry Potter.
After we walked the wall we headed back down into the town to grab some lunch. We did a lot of walking this trip, so for myself I was always getting hungry. It also may have been the constant smell of fresh baked goods that surrounded the town of Dubrovnik, but either way, I as starving. We finally found a cute little restaurant and had some delicious food!
1. Always check the weather and come prepared
2. Wear comfortable shoes (Ie. running shoes or shoes with grip, the streets are slippery)
3. Convert your money from Euro’s to Kn (croatian dollars)
4. Take the gondola ride
5. Visit old town and walk the walls
At this point, this wraps up the entire European trip! It was definialty a week to remember with so many memories and expierences I will never forget. If you missed it I will link my Travel Guides and Tips to our stops at Kotor, Corfu, Santorini, and Mykonos.
Look forward to next weeks posts on a whole bunch of new falls looks! Stay tuned 🙂
Ciao for now!