23rd September 2013
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Location LOCATION: Dubrovnik

Camilla and Marc Dress / Carolina Herrera Heels / Mulberry Bag / Mania Mania Ring / Jennifer Zeuner Ring
Alice McCall Jumpsuit / Chie Mihara Sandals / Jennifer Zeuner Necklaces / Market Hat
ASOS Top / ASOS Shorts / Chie Mihara Sandals / Karen Walker Glasses / Mulberry Bag

The second destination with Contiki Chronicles was Dubrovnik, Croatia. I had heard so much about this place from an equal ratio of boys and girls who couldn’t help but proclaim their love for this seaside town. I could tell by the excited tone in their voices that they held such cherished memories here, and I couldn’t be happier to finally arrive to make some of my own.

We only had two and a half days in Dubrovnik and our lovely tour manager Chris took it upon himself to highlight not only some of the most interesting sights, but ones he thought we would visually enjoy the most. This is just one of the many benefits of experiencing this boutique service now offered by Contiki Chronicles.

Each city we visited I liked for different reasons. I loved the Amalfi Coast for its stunning colours and visual overload (diary post coming tomorrow!), I loved Istanbul for its rich culture and traditions, and I loved Dubrovnik for its seaside lifestyle and atmosphere. The back streets of Old Town reminded me in many ways of Florence as its narrow lanes of restaurants would romantically light up at dusk. Being by the ocean also made me favor Dubrovnik as one of the fondest memories I have from this trip is spending a few rare hours at the ‘Hole in The Wall’, a cliff-side cafe that’s perfect to go rock jumping and swimming. An activity that I take for granted when I live so close to the beach back home and one I should make more time for as I rarely unwind.

Old Town and Walls of Dubrovnik: Old Town itself is one of the main tourist destinations in Dubrovnik, but its surrounding walls that you can walk around provide the best panoramic view of both the city and the sea on each side.

Buza Bar “Hole In The Wall”: A cliff-side cafe that is the ultimate way to spend an afternoon of refreshments and relaxing. Either go rock jumping, swimming or sun-baking from its layers of seaside rocks, or simply watch for the cafe above with a cider in hand.

Cable Cart: This was a wonderful way to take in the Mediterranean landscape with Old Town and its surroundings. Although I loved the view from here the cable ride was incredibly fast. I would suggest catching it from the bottom, going up to the top of the hills for the view and catching it back down. We were melting in the heat so we caught a taxi to the top. The thought of being stuck in a glass (case of emotions?) box in that heat freaked us all out, but I do regret not making the most of this view by prolonging the cart ride just that little bit longer.

Lopud Island: There are various islands to visit in Croatia but with such little time we rented a boat and visited the island of Lopud. Perfect for a day getaway where it’s just as enjoyable visiting the island as it is getting to it by boat. Nothing like cruising around the islands and having the luxury to stop wherever you please. Bikini necessary.

Photos by me