Travel affects people in many different ways. For some, it’s simply another holiday; for others, it’s an experience that stays with you for a lifetime. Most travelers typically list one or two places that have left a lasting impression on them. And for me, my travels to Dubrovnik fit this perfectly.
Dubrovnik – a town with a view
Traveling in mid October’s an ideal time to visit. You still get plenty of sunshine, which only adds to the beauty of the Dubrovnik Riviera. Approximately 30 minutes drive from the airport, I challenge anyone not to be captivated by the passing scenery.
Mountainous ranges proudly showcase different shades of light and dark greys, with plenty of high-rise Evergreens.
Dubrovnik – where to stay
We stayed at Radisson Blu Dubrovnik, which is within walking distance of the Old Town. It’s a good choice, especially if you’re keen on elegant accommodation and breathtaking views. Take some time to sit outside and watch the views of the endless blue sea with the islands in the distance.
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Dubrovnik – Visiting Old Town
When traveling to Dubrovnik, there’s no doubt that Old Town is the main attraction of the area. I highly advise spending a day familiarizing yourself with its charming streets and getting lost in the side alleys, as well as the climbing the city walls. It’s probably one of the highlights from my time at Old Town, and I can’t recommend it enough.
During my discovery period, I came across an old misshapen wooden door, which few people were walking through. Naturally curious, I followed them and was overwhelmed with what I found.
The door led me to a view that I can only describe as phenomenal. The sea breeze catches you as you stand in the direct sunlight, and you have to adjust your eyes to capture exactly what’s in front. You’re able to see the best view of Old Town, and from an entirely new angle.
Dubrovink – the best Buza in Old Town
After the magnificent views, it was hard to imagine that anything could top it. However, we came across a bar that led down to the shore called Buza, claiming to have the best views in town. As we sat there sipping on an ice cold drink taking in the entire scene, the reality backed up the claim.
Dubrovnik definitely lived up to its picture postcard perfect status, and more. With the advent of Game of Thrones, the city continues to attract even more visitors. So, yes, it’s far from being off the beaten track, but don’t let that stop you seeing the charming city for yourself.