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About viviennemackie

Avid traveler, travel writer and photographer. In an earlier life I was a psychologist, but now am an ESL teacher. Very interested in multiculturalism, and how travel can expand one's horizons, understanding and tolerance.

Fun on the Stradun

As I wrote in the previous post, one way to enter the Old Town in Dubrovnik is through the Pile Gate, which leads to a small square and the start of the Stradun.  In the square is Onofrio’s Big Fountain, … Continue reading

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A Stroll Along the Stradun

    Stradun is the main street that runs through Old Town in Dubrovnik and is packed with people and sights, shopping and eating places. Its official name is the Placa but it’s more commonly called Stratun. It starts at … Continue reading

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Dubrovnik: The Little Church That Could

St Saviour Church (Crkva Sveti Spasa in Croatian) Dubrovnik has many churches and houses of religion, but many people say that this is one of the more beautiful ones, and well worth a visit. It’s a church with a lot … Continue reading

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Dubrovnik’s Franciscan Monastery

  Franciscan Monastery The Franciscan Monastery Museum (Franjevacki Samostan-Muzej). This monastery was very photogenic, so we have MANY pictures. Please scroll through and enjoy! This monastery museum is just inside the Pile Gate, off Stradun. You enter through the door … Continue reading

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Ice-cream on a Hot Summer Evening

Cooling off in Dubrovnik What better way to top off a great meal and to cool off on a hot summer evening—and it certainly was that! After eating at Konoba Kamenice we wandered along Stradun (the main street) on the … Continue reading

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More Meals in Dubrovnik

Konoba Kamenice This very popular restaurant is on the market square, an attractive square not too far from the main cathedral. We’d walked past it a few times, either just passing by or to stroll around the small market. The … Continue reading

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Dubrovnik: Museum of Homeland War

  A fascinating and sobering story All around the old walled city of Dubrovnik one sees reminders of the damage done to the city during the 1991-92 siege of the city and the terrible bombardment. The first time Rod and … Continue reading

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Eating in Dubrovnik: Konoba Pupo

Konoba Pupo We had lunch here one very hot day. We chose it really at random, because it looked quiet (compared to the bigger streets) and had shady umbrellas. It’s just off Od Puca, a small street that runs roughly … Continue reading

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Panoramic Views from Panorama

    In Dubrovnik (Croatia) the restaurant on top of Mount Srd (pronounced ‘surge’) behind the walled medieval city is aptly named “Panorama”. We went up in the cable car, and from the top the view can only be described … Continue reading

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Dubrovnik: Fort of St Lawrence

Fort of St Lawrence (Tvrdava Lovrijenac) Our tickets for entry to the City Walls were also valid for entry to the Fort of St Lawrence, if used on the same day (100 kuna per person, about US$ 14.50). We went … Continue reading

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