Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Dubrovnik is a walled city on the Croatian coast, built by the Venetians and famed for its polished white-stone streets, churches, red-tiled roofed homes. It is lovely, absurdly expensive, with swarms of tourists and mediocre yet overpriced food. I have been to old walled cities from the Caribbean to North Africa, but never did one charge a person about 15 bucks to walk around the walls. Worst of it all, besides the people selling junk and uninspiring food, there are hardly any Croatians there. A worthwhile stop (and I mean stop, as we came in on a morning bus and left later than day for Herceg Novi in Montenegro), but if I could do it again I would have brought a lunch in to the Old Town and skipped the stops in the cafes for beer and coffee.

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