We spent the first day roaming around the old town and Strolling the city walls. You have to pay the tickets to enter the city walls. Don't forget to carry you student Id card to get some discount.The city walls the the home to various scenes from game of thrones, and any Game of Thrones fan would take the Walking tour to get the details of which shot was taken where. The GOT walking tour is most popular there and you can get it for around 20 euros. The walls are truly amazing with some nice bars and restaurants to relax overlooking both history and nature at the same time. the city walls are must do things to do when in Dubrovnik.Read More
We spent the first day roaming around the old town and Strolling the city walls. You have to pay the tickets to enter the city walls. Don't forget to carry you student Id card to get some discount.The city walls the the home to various scenes from game of thrones, and any Game of Thrones fan would take the Walking tour to get the details of which shot was taken where. The GOT walking tour is most popular there and you can get it for around 20 euros. The walls are truly amazing with some nice bars and restaurants to relax overlooking both history and nature at the same time. the city walls are must do things to do when in Dubrovnik.
This one was an incident that we were unprepared for, at least in Croatia. The same night we had a night bus from Zagreb to Dubrovnik. With the bus tickets and passport safe, we decided to continue with our travel after having reported the theft of the wallet.With a big bag (befitting a 50day trip) per person, we were stared at by our bus driver. He seemed a rather unpleasant person, who was at least highly suspicious of us. We decided to ignore that, only to wake up to a surprise. The driver had tipped us to the Boarder Police while crossing Bosnia and Herzegovina. On their routine checking, they took our passports and even asked one of our team mates- Akash to head out of the bus.The police only had 4 passports, 4 Indian passports. Bunny was asked to empty has pockets and further on asked to open his bag. The police was hoping to find some drugs, and they weren’t any secretive of their intentions. They asked Bunny to handover any drug that he had on him.Of course the bus driver, who assisted in opening the luggage storage in the bus was enjoying the scene.When there was nothing to be found worth reporting, we were handed back our passports. (Honestly, with all the cases of framing that we’ve read, this was a scary experience)Reaching Dubrovnik wasn’t the end of this as more people gave us dirty stares on the bus. Someone did mutter ‘Asians’ while making a face.Further on, we were questioned if we belonged to Pakistan or Bangladesh.You see, things aren’t always as FAIR as THEY SEEM TO BE!Don’t worry; Croatia did give us a fare share of fun and joy. And I shall post about that too! SOON.Until next post,Parampara(Who has crossed levels of being AWARA)This post is from the 50Days trip to Europe across 9 countries and 20 cities. For more updates and blogs in this series, check Awara Diaries.
Dubrovnik is one of the few remaining walled cities and as corny as it may sound, walking through the time is much like strolling through time. The massive old stone buildings, imposing gates and beautiful views were all designed to intimidate as well as impress, a function thy still serve today. But while the building may be imposing, it not a harsh city. It’s particularly adept at welcoming strangers and even though it is a very old and heavily touristed city, I felt that it was my little secret walking through it. It is a magical, fairy tale place that looks a lot more like a Hollywood back lot than a real place. No wonder it is the main shoot location for The Game of Throne TV show.
Dubrovnik is lovely in January, not too cold and there's not a tourist to be found. My favorite activity here was walking along the city walls for a fantastic view over the rooftops of the Old Town. My plan for the day was to explore the Old Town. Dubrovnik dates back to the 7th century and the walls that enclose the city to this day were built near the 9th century to resist barbarian invasions from the sea. The city was pounded with over 200 shells in 1991 and 1992. It is only in the past few years that tourism has begun to rebound to pre-war levels.
In the afternoon, I took a tour of the city walls. For about 8 bucks you can buy a ticket to walk around the tops of the Old Town walls. The 2-mile long walls are definitely the city’s most striking feature.
The next morning, I decided to take a walk to the other side of Old Town and up along the coast. I walked most of the morning and then spent a little time on Banje Beach. It had the beautiful greenish-blue, clear water that Greece does and a spectacular view of the city.