Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Dubrovnik, Croatia

A card i bought this summer, on my one-day trip to Dubrovnik...last time i went there was when i was really little, so honestly i barely remember anything..so it was more than worth it to pay this visit....
As with most excursions, you get to see the historic places only, as in this case, we went to the Old City only....you dont have the time to wander through the rest of the city...but well, better something than nothing.
I must say that Dubrovnik is absolutely beautiful and has some charisma....compared to other touristic places ive visited, here the entire place just radiates with beauty...coming from all those beautiful people around...by this i mean people who capture you with their simplicity in their looks and behaviour, yet they are full of some modest dignity....smiling joyful faces all around...
the downside...its insanely expensive...postcards included.....so i couldnt really grab much...but i still bought a few for myself and maybe some to trade or give away...we'll see.
Another thing that will remain in my memories....the absolutely delicious ice cream which among other flavours, had a Mojito one as well...superb! Just that one scoop was 1 Euro worth...here i can get like 3 or 4 scoops for the same money, but truth is, its not the same ice-cream, and the scoops there were REALLY huge....personally, i ate 7.....first i bought 3, and then after i finished my sightseeing, i bought 4 more while waiting for the bus...i still dont know how my throat had survived :)
In Dubrovnik as with the most excursions, we were with a guide...but i left the group soon afterwards, since i felt as if i was waisting my time with him...some guides just have this thing to take you to places which are not of a greatest interest, and when you tell them you want to visit the City Walls (which are like a must-see when you visit Dubrovnik) he tells you that its tiring and you wont have time and blah blah blah....so of course, i left the group, got my ticket and went to the city walls...the only thing i regret is that i hadnt charged my camera batteries before i left, since after a while, they were empty, and i just couldnt take many pictures...still, im grateful for the ones i managed to make...ill show you some now, and ill leave some for another update....
I also bought myself two lovely mugs in Dubrovnik...and i almost bought a Depeche Mode T-shirt, which wasnt that expensive, but i thought to myself that i should be a bit more careful with my finances :)
Maybe Dubrovnik didnt bring so many memories, but certain parts of Croatia on the way did...like the resorts we went to each summer when i was little...i recognized this hotel we stayed at, but it was abandoned...yet the building was still there...summarized....i loved the trip and i loved Dubrovnik and would love to go back there...

the pictures...have to tell you that i LOVE my new camera...i just still need to explore loads of its options...but  I love it!!! Sony just doesnt let you down...

View of the Old City...we stopped for a few minutes in order to be able to take some pics since the photographing point was just perfect...



The typical narrow streets in Dubrovnik...they are just lovely...but from a touristic point of view...wouldnt want to reside there in any sense...it would feel as if you are living in a museum...people constantly passing by your door or window, lurking into your backyard...just no privacy....




My first 3 scoops of delicious ice-cream...Mojito...biscuits...coconut...



The Old City Fortress...



ahhh, memories memories....

1 comment:

Anastasia said...

you know what..i bought the similar card in Dubrovnik! :D
http://pics.livejournal.com/anasty23/pic/0027thkq/g233