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Monday, February 16, 2015

Two Days in Dubrovnik


I am having total holiday blues. It's cold, I am tired and my days tick by at work. A lot has happened since my last post; left a job, started another, learnt some new pointless industry acronyms, forgot even more, applied for a postgrad, got accepted for a postgrad, organised my finances and put in an offer on a flat in Edinburgh to be only second place. As such I shall wallow in memories of Croatian seas until my next tropical holiday... Iceland. Maybe I can inspire one of you to book a summer week in Dubrovnik:

Lokrum:


I would advise spending your a full day while staying in Dubrovnik on Lokrum Island. Lokrum is easily accessible from Old Town Dubrovnik's Harbour. Numerous boats run from the harbour to the Island every 30 minutes or so. Pack a picnic and your swimsuit and catch the earliest ferry you can to claim prime location on the beach of the dead sea. Also make sure you check out the rocky shores and take time for a walk around the island, the Island boasts a staggering number of Peacocks as well as some wild tortoises which are adorable and were relatively unphased by my friends #selfiewithatortoise picture taking. I swear one guy almost smiled. As much as a tortoise could ever smile.

Old Town Dubrovnik:

Explore the intertwining streets of Old Town, sorry that means stairs (It's worth it I promise). The Wall is also a must, I would encourage anyone visiting to do the wall early in the morning or in the late afternoon, firstly the heat is bearable and secondly, you avoid the Cruise hoards. We visited early morning and it was beautiful, but I imagine it would be stunning at sunset. But be mindful that once you leave the wall you will not be allowed to go back on, so make sure you do the full circumference before existing the wall.

Cool off in the afternoon by visiting one of the two bars on the cliffs, both serve cocktails, and have dramatic views of Lokrum. Entertainment for some, anxiety for me, is provided by tourists and locals a like jumping off the cliffs. A guide to Dubrovnik wouldn't be complete without a mention of Game of Thrones, we did a tour, it was very good and really interesting. We used this company. Nerd Alert, so psyched for season 5.  

Dubrovnik is somewhere you don't need to plan, it's somewhere you explore. If you look at Tripadvisor most of the top rated attractions are nearby islands, don't be discouraged or under estimate how long you will visit the city for.

For food I would recommend Nishta a vegetarian/ vegan restaurant. Now I am a pretty big meat eater, but I actually loved it here. A lot of the restaurants in Croatia seem to offer very similar menu's, and Octopus Salad was not getting more enticing as time went on. Nishta had really interesting food, all really tasty, so tasty we went two nights in a row. I can highly recommend the Homemade Ice Tea, the Spelt Pasta and the Fallafel (which was almost as dreamy as my Parisian lover).

If you are also just doing Dubvronik in Croatia, I recommend day trips to both Mljet National Park and Korcula- these were both closer to our apartment so my guide to them is up with the rest of my Croatia guide here!

My Dubrovnik Guide and Split Guide is also now live on Atlas Addict.

With Love from,

Emma x

29 comments:

  1. congrats on your new job and the postgrad! how exciting, hope you get your flat! i'm just a wee bit jealous of you going to live in edinburgh, haha:-) and i'd have wanted to go to dubrovnik just based on these lovely photos, but after the got mention i think i need to go! xx

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    1. Haha, we failed on the flat twice, but the effort was there at least I guess..
      I will forever recommend Croatia, I LOVED it.
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  2. Your first post had me sold! It looks so beautiful. I'm trying to work out where to go on honeymoon but it's just so tough...

    Congrats on the new job and the postgrad!

    Tara x

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    1. Your honeymoon has to be somewhere REALLY amazing! I can't wait to see what you pick!
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  3. Congratulations on your new job! I am so desperate to go to Croatia and you have just made me super jealous! AND you're going to Iceland... you're one lucky lady!
    Sam xx
    knockoutcouture.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's like an extended Game of Thrones tour...
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  4. This place looks awesome! I can imagine the tour being really interesting too! Plus, there's a tortoise :) xxx

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    1. Not just a tortoise, a tortoise that didn't mind people taking selfies with him.
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  5. Beautiful photos! The architecture in Dubrovnik is amazing :)

    http://iwish-zuzi.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. I was in Montenegro (Igalo) which is basically only a 15-minutes ride from Dubrovnik but somehow I didn't manage to go there and now I'm so sad I didn't get to go because these pictures are breathtaking! Maybe in summer, I hope!

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  7. You always pick the most beautiful places to holiday. I wish I could click my fingers and be there now. congrats on all your fab news! AND thank you for leaving such a great comment! I think we both blog whenever we feel like it, it's a hobby to be enjoyed after all x

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    1. Everywhere is beautiful, some places just aren't as flashy!
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  8. Dubrovnik looks wonderfuil! The architecture is so peculiar, I had no idea :) I'm happy that you had a great time in there. And good luck for your next chapters - it all sounds really exciting!

    Rita
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    1. I guess the architecture is unusual, I hadn't thought. It is VERY Croatian though!
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  9. Well you've certainly inspired me, I think Dubrovnik looks beautiful! When do you go to Iceland? I spent a week in Reykjavik a couple years ago and it was amazing. xx

    Congratulations on all your news, that's so exciting! You've really been busy - I'm glad everything is going wel and looking forward to hearing more.

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    1. I've been and done iceland, just prepping a post. It's wonderful, I have to go back!
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  10. Wow, this place looks amazing! Your photos are so beautiful!

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  11. This was a fun little escape from my winter wonderland!! Beautiful pictures! You have me sold. I actually got chased by a peacock once, but any peacock living on an island must surely be happier ;-) Sounds like you have lots of changes and exciting times ahead!

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    1. Peacocks are mean! That happened to me once too.
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  12. This looks lovely, hope you manage to get everything settled soon!

    Maria xxx

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  13. Oh WOAH, so much crazy stuff has been going on in your life lately! Huge life changes :) And all I see when I look at these pictures os Game of Thrones haha, I can't help it! And you're going to Iceland next?! That's my number one country that I want to visit. When are you going?

    xo marlen
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    1. I think I am now officially an 'adult'. All I see is Game of Thrones too, that happened in Iceland too!
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  14. Dubrovnik is never somewhere I've thought of visiting but it looks lovely in your pictures and I will be adding it to my list of places to visit now :) xx

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  15. I've never heard of Dubrovnik before but it looks like such a pretty place. I think it'd be so cool to see peacocks roaming around in the wild, the only ones I've seen are in zoos!

    becky ♡ star violet

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    1. So glad to be able to show you some of Dubrovnik!
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