Category Archives: Croatia

Award for the Smallest Bathroom Shower

Nath and Sonya thought this merited a special mention, so here goes! At Hotel Jadran in Zagreb. It had a shower so tiny that when Nath dropped the soap she couldn’t bend over to pick it up. Otherwise, the hotel … Continue reading

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Getting to Mostar

From Dubrovnik we wanted to get to Mostar in Bosnia-Herzegovina. We decided to use a driver recommended by Rick Steves, and it was a great decision. His name is Ermin Elezovic, who is a very friendly English-speaking resident of Mostar. … Continue reading

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What to Buy in Dubrovnik (before leaving)

Our time in Dubrovnik came to an end as we headed to Mostar in Bosnia-Herzegovina (see next post). But, before we do that here are a few photos of different items for sale in Dubrovnik—just for fun, and because I … Continue reading

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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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