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Oct 23, 2019 - Back to Dubrovnik

Lois writing One interesting thing about being in Europe is that their history extends so much further back than that of the States, and people are aware of it. There are many times when we hear about the great earthquake of 1667, and the damage that occurred – as if it happened just a few years ago. I guess when your civilization and buildings go back for many centuries, it could still have an effect even now. We have noticed that the old buildings have been tuck-pointed and kept in better shape than those we saw in Italy two years ago....

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Oct 20, 2019 - Arriving in Dubrovnik

Lois writing: Our flights overseas all went smoothly, and the luggage arrived first off the plane when we picked it up at baggage claim. Thanks to John & Marcy for taking us to the airport. We had about 2 hours to kill in the Detroit airport, where there are lots of choices for food. Even though we were getting a meal on the Air France flight to Paris, we had a salad at about 7 PM. Dinner arrived at 10:30, and we had time to sleep from 11:30 to 2:30. By then it was morning in Paris. We had paid extra to fly business class, which was a whole...

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Oct 8, 2019 - Evening In The Old City

@@@@@@@ Here’s some of what the Lonely Planet – Croatia chapter Dubrovnik and Southern Dalmatia has to say about some of the buildings in the old city: Lazareti (The Quarantine) In front of the eastern entrance to the old centre of Dubrovnik your attention is drawn to the quarantine building called Lazareti, one of the best-preserved buildings of its sort in the Mediterranean, at the turn of the 17th century. For precautions against the plague and other incurable infections and diseases, all merchants and passengers alike, arriving either...

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Oct 8, 2019 - Walk To Sunset Beach

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Here’s some of what the Lonely Planet – Croatia chapter Dubrovnik and Southern Dalmatia has to say about Lapad: “Dubrovnik’s second-most popular (read crowded) beach after Banje sits at the apex of the Lapad horseshoe. There are plenty of diversions here, both in and out of the water, including a floating inflatable playground, slides and lots of cafes and bars.” KAPOORS ON THE ROAD In our first few days in Dubrovnik we’d had plenty of opportunities to get exercise walking up and over the saddle of land between the Port...

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Oct 7, 2019 - Old City Marvels

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Here’s some of what the Lonely Planet – Croatia chapter Dubrovnik and Southern Dalmatia has to say about Dubrovnik: Pile Gate - The natural starting point to any visit to Dubrovnik, this fabulous city gate was built in 1537. While crossing the drawbridge, imagine that this was once lifted every evening, the gate closed and the key handed to the rector. Notice the statue of St Blaise, the city’s patron saint, set in a niche over the Renaissance arch. After passing through the outer gate you’ll come to an inner gate dating...

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Oct 6, 2019 - Hike Down From Mt. Srd

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Here’s some of what the Lonely Planet – Croatia chapter Dubrovnik and Southern Dalmatia has to say about Mt Srđ: Dubrovnik’s cable car whisks you from just north of the city walls to Mt Srđ in under four minutes. At the end of the line there’s a stupendous perspective of the city from a lofty 405m, taking in the terracotta-tiled rooftops of the old town and the island of Lokrum, with the Adriatic and distant Elafiti Islands filling the horizon. Operations cease if there are high winds or a thunderstorm brewing. Telescopes...

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Oct 5, 2019 - Walking Old City Walls

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Here’s some of what the Lonely Planet – Croatia chapter Dubrovnik and Southern Dalmatia has to say about Dubrovnik’s Old Town walls: “No visit to Dubrovnik would be complete without a walk around the spectacular city walls, the finest in the world and the city’s main claim to fame. From the top, the view over the old town and the shimmering Adriatic is sublime. You can get a good handle on the extent of the shelling damage in the 1990s by gazing over the rooftops: those sporting bright new terracotta suffered damage and...

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Oct 1, 2019 - Dubrovnik, Croatia

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Here’s some of what the Lonely Planet – Croatia chapter Dubrovnik and Southern Dalmatia has to say about Dubrovnik: “The story of Dubrovnik begins with the 7th- century onslaught of the Slavs, which had wiped out the Roman city of Epidaurum. Residents fled to the safest place they could find, which was the rocky islet of Ragusa, separated from the mainland by a narrow channel. Building walls was a matter of pressing urgency due to the threat of invasion; the city was well fortified by the 9th century. Meanwhile, another...

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May 31, 2019 - Kotor to Dubrovnik, Croatia

Friday, May 31, 2019 Kotor – Dubrovnik An early morning as we showered, packed our last things and were at breakfast shortly after 7am. The bus came at 8 am. There was some issues loading everything in the separate, attached packing area but we got everything with us! Slobodan also came and led us one by one safely into the bus because it was a very busy road in rush hour. We all got safely in the bus and started our drive along the coast and on to Dubrovnik. We drove through a town where we had to go around a trailer that had rolled...

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May 27, 2019 - Cure for sore knees?? - climb 1,200 steps!!

It’s our grandson’s 6th Birthday today. We had to phone Australia last night, as his birthday would be over if we’d waited till morning. He sent us back a beautiful birthday video message at the end of his special day. Did we think Spring was here - yes, it was for 2 hours yesterday and now back in winter gear. Locals say normally it is swimming weather - not this year! The Cruise ship crowds are here by 9 am, so we decided to beat the crowds and walk the Wall early today. It opened at 8am. It can take two/ two and a half hours to get round...

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70 Canals 2019

May 26, 2019 - Treading paths of 13th Century ancestors.

On our own again, as most of the group left early ( 3 am ) to fly home. Today, we moved from our Hotel. We are here for 3 more days, but the room the tour company had booked for the group up till now, would have cost us $500 a night. So we packed our goods, and took a taxi to accommodation David had booked on line from Australia - in the “Old Town”. we’re going back to the 13th Century’s! We are in the centre of activity - our apartment is on the 3rd floor - only up 57 steps of a very narrow, steep, limestone staircase. Heather made a joke...

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May 25, 2019 - Time to farewell new friends

What glorious weather - I think spring has really sprung here. Today a morning coach trip to Cavtat. What a beautiful Island, and we had time to walk around the whole island. It is near the Dubrovnik airport, with planes constantly flying over head. Had coffee with friends from our group at the boat harbour. On the way back to our Hotel, we both went exploring the Old Town to confirm our accommodation booking for the next 2 nights. We found it, and now need to start preparing ourselves for the 3 flights of stairs tomorrow with all our...

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70 Canals 2019

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