Dubrovnik is really all that good as its cracked up to be. Billed as the "new Côte d'Azur" and the hottest destination for the outdoorsy, foodies, culture vultures and history buffs, this Croatian jewel feels less like a city and more a walled town jutting up the sea to which my photographs and this story are a witness.
Korčula is a historic fortified town on the protected east coast of the island of Korčula. The old city is surrounded by walls, and the streets are arranged in a herringbone pattern allowing free circulation of air but protecting against strong winds. The town's historic sites include the central Gothic and Renaissance Cathedral of St Mark, the Town Hall and the massive city fortifications. The 15th-century Franciscan monastery with a beautiful cloister is situated on the islet of Badija, near Korčula Town.