Hello from Dubrovnik!
I arrived in Dubrovnik on November 1, and just like I’ve been told, it’s quite beautiful. It’s “King’s Landing” for you Game of Thrones fans!
During tourist season, you can take a fairly quick boat ride from Split to Dubrovnik. I imagine that would have been a nice trip, but my only option was a bus. They have several buses leaving Split each day for Dubrovnik, and my 8am bus was completely full. The ride takes about 4-5 hours and is pretty comfortable. I’m always thankful for my noise-canceling headphones and plenty of podcasts to listen to!
The most interesting part of the trip is going through Bosnia. If you look at a map, you’ll see a small part of Bosnia cuts through Croatia in order to give them access to the sea - about 12 miles of coastline. It’s called the Neum corridor and happened when Yugoslavia broke up in 1991.
You’re only in Bosnia for about 15 minutes, then you’re back in Croatia. But you do need to show your passport at both borders.
The actual distance from Split to Dubrovnik is only 140 miles, but the roads are fairly windy, narrow, and slow in some parts. I’d rather take a boat down the Adriatic, but experiencing the trip by bus was definitely an experience to remember!
One of the first sites I visited in Durbrovnik was Srd Hill - and it was a trek filled with gorgeous views and plenty of history. The cable car ride up was short, but it led to a truly different world once you reached the top!
It was really hard to pick only a few of the stunning pictures of this city, but here are some of my favorites. Old City is the most visited part of town, and that's where the history lies. But there are other areas of the city that are also just plain breathtaking!
I Took a Picture
Just for fun. Remember the way we used to take a picture of ourselves?
Being in Croatia has been quite amazing. I experienced the solitude of island life in Bol, and also reacquainted myself with some fairly recent history here in Dubrovnik. There still is some tension in Bosnia, and I’m hoping the Balkans stay a safe place for me to return to in the future.
Next stop is Paris, where I’ll be staying for a few months. I’m really eager to return to a larger city - and expecting that there will be some Christmas magic in France!
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