Category Archives: Dubrovnik

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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Dubrovnik From The Walls

Dubrovnik’s nickname is the “Pearl of the Adriatic”, an apt and justified name. The Old Town, with thick medieval walls, juts into the sea. Inside the ramparts the pedestrian-only Old Town is a jumble of narrow, steep alleys leading up … Continue reading

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Eating in Dubrovnik: Lady Pi-Pi

Lady Pi-Pi: Named after a voluptuous, very graphic statue at the entrance. Rod and I had been to Lady Pi-Pi on our last visit to Dubrovnik, on the recommendation of our apartment landlady. We loved it, for many reasons, and wanted to … Continue reading

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Staying in Dubrovnik

In Dubrovnik we stayed at Eddie’s Sea View Rooms, Old Town. The rooms are in an old house, just outside the main city walls, by the Pile Gate (main entrance into the old walled city). On a previous visit we … Continue reading

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Wine in Other Places: Croatia

  Matuško Winery We’re on the way from Korcula to Dubrovnik Pero of Apartments Lenni arranged for a driver to transfer us from Korcula to Dubrovnik, with stops at a winery, and the town of Ston on the Pelješac Peninsula … Continue reading

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“Meet the Locals”, #3

More fun, and different “locals” At gorgeous Lake Bled in Slovenia the weather was hot and sunny and we strolled around the whole lake. There are plenty of geese, ducks and swans at various points. Sonya (and some young kids) … Continue reading

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Good Luck Chair and Statues

Get Lucky If You Rub a Statue or Sit in a Chair On the island of Korcula, on the Dalmatian coast of Croatia, we found a huge wooden chair, with Marco Polo cut into the top. Supposedly, sitting in the … Continue reading

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Setting The Scene

This amazing Eastern Europe trip covered a lot of ground—literally, historically, geographically, musically, transport-wise, and of course food-wise. How can you not taste the foods and sip the drinks of countries/towns/villages you visit, as one way of learning about the … Continue reading

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