Dubrovnik was the last stop on our two week trip around Croatia, and when we arrived it was in the middle of a serious heatwave.
We arrived in our flat, dropped our bags and dashed back into the old town to climb the Dubrovnik city walls.
It was a pretty pricey affair but as it was one of the top recommended things we decided we would suck it – and well, I needed the pictures, didn’t I?
It was amazing to be able to see the different church towers, the spires and even more impressively… The beautiful roofs!
It might have been a blistering 34 degrees when we did this, and we were climbing up and down stairs, but the views were just incredible. Even the staircases were gorgeous!
Even though I had expected Dubrovnik to be beautiful, old and architecturally stunning, I was still completely blown away when I saw it.
Andy and I couldn’t believe it; we were in one of the most beautiful cities we had ever visited.
You could clearly tell that Dubrovnik had been an ancient fortified city, and apart from just enjoying the view, I took the opportunity to take some fun snaps!
Even though Dubrovnik itself was massively overcrowded with tourists, and the walls are meant to be one of the major tourist attractions, we were pleasantly surprised that it was fairly quiet when we were wandering around.
I could have spent days up there, admiring the views and just wandering round, soaking up the heat…
The flat that we were staying in was part of Luv Dubrovnik luxury apartments and had the most spectacular view – well worth the serious leg workout that the stairs were! Whether you wanted to look at the mountains…
The view of the city itself…
…It was all there!
The studio apartment itself was lovely, with a modern decor and a beautiful new bathroom. In fact, after staying in hotels for the last couple of weeks it made a really nice change to have our own space where we could cook (if we wanted), sit on our balcony and play cards, drink wine that didn’t cost the earth, and really just keep our own timetable.
We made as much use of the balcony as possible; we sat there for breakfast and dinner, played cards until the sunset and retreated there when it was shady to enjoy the sun but stay cool.
And mostly, I couldn’t get enough of that view.
It was just as rocky as the rest of Croatia, but it was so luscious, so green, so peaceful and so beautiful!
We wandered round the island, plonked ourselves on some green grass for an afternoon nap and some reading and…
Met some peacocks!
Now there’s an experience I wasn’t expecting to have..!
We also found a gem of a restaurant where I devoured the most delicious gaspacho; exactly what I needed on a hot day. Okay, I may also have had some fries, but still!
And maybe a glass of rose – but I was on holiday!
We spent the rest of the afternoon wandering round the national park, admiring the gardens, the natural beauty, and exploring this wonderful little island.