Photo Thursday: Dubrovnik Memories

Dubrovnik, the Pearl of the Adriatic, is a gorgeous walled city. The walls are wide and well maintained, providing a wonderful walkway for looking into the city and out to the ocean beyond. Within those walls, I remember glistening white "streets" (cars are not allowed within the the walled city) and warm white walls, narrow alleys --

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  1. What an interesting story and another proof it pays to talk to the locals. Beautiful photos! I have been longing to see Dubrovnik since watching a Rick Steve's special and hope I get there soon. It looks magical!

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  2. I once had the idea to visit all the UNESCO World Heritage sites until I realized just how long that list is. But Dubrovnik looks like it could land on my to-visit list. My dad has a similar jewelry story from living in the Philippines during World War II. His grandmother buried their gold jewelry in the yard when the bombings began. After their house was bombed, it was months before they could return to dig it back up. When they did, it had melted together from the heat.

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    1. I too once had that goal, until I saw the full list. Wow.

      Those stories are good reminders of how fragile the lives we live are and how quickly they can change. Thanks for sharing your dad's story.

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  3. I only hear great things about Croatia and have the country in my sights some time in the next few years. Lovely photos.

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  4. Such beautiful photos! We went on a Mediterranean cruise the summer of 2011 and when choosing itineraries I had to pick either Istanbul or Dubrovnik. We ended up choosing the itinerary that had 2 days in Istanbul but I still very badly want to visit Croatia and Dubrovnik in particular.

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    1. Having to choose between Istanbul or Dubrovnik is sort of cruel, but - as much as I enjoyed Dubrovnik - I think you made the right choice. Istanbul has so much more. But Croatia is beautiful and is a great cruise location because the stops are close together and the right size for day trips. I'll have to post a few more pictures from that trip.

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  5. Croatia is still on my list, unfortunately! Loved your pictures and story. I would love to enjoy a drink under one of those red umbrellas.

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    1. Me too. We didn't have time when we were there :-( A reason to go back.

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  6. I was in Dubrovnik 3.5 years ago and loved it. Great photos!

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  7. Love the architecture! The cliff shot with the umbrellas is my favorite.

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  8. For those of you interested in going to this part of the world, Kotor, Montenegro is also an interesting stop. I just put up some info on it the other day at http://thetravelgal.blogspot.com/2012/12/memorable-travel-moments-walking-city.html

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  9. Love those cut stone buildings.
    Would never have considered Dubrovnik a jewelry shopping destination.

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  10. Croatia has been on my list for a while and these gorgeous photos only confirm it's place there.

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