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11.11.2019- Travel Talk: A Dubrovnik Photo Diary

Monday, 11 November 2019

It’s been about a month or so since my trip to Dubrovnik and I am already well and truly feeling the onset of the holiday blues- in fact I think I was more or less the minute that we landed back at Gatwick that I started to miss it! It was my first time visiting this glorious city alongside my lovely friend Jolene, and the break came at the perfect time of year too, allowing us to make the most of a comparatively quiet season in Dubrovnik and still enjoy the glorious weather without being too hot. With five full days at our disposal, we were determined to get the most out of our first trip to Croatia and see as much of this beautiful part of the world as we could:

The view of Dubrovnik from the plane, just beautiful! / Getting our bearings on arrival at the Ploče Gate.

 
The view from our lovely Air B n B, complete with homely touches. 

Blooms on the balcony / First steps exploring the city. 

Views at the top of the Jesuit Staircase, otherwise known as the starting point of the Walk of Shame in Game of Thrones!

 
Breathtaking details everywhere! / A walk down to the harbour.

 
The Dominican Monastery / Getting experimental with my shots! 

A very adventurous afternoon sea kayaking in the Adriatic, finishing just as the sun was going down- worth the stress of not being all that great at kayaking! 

The most glorious sunset. / Corners of beauty everywhere.

 
Game of Thrones tour, 10/10 would recommend! / Morning cafe culture. 

 On top of the world! / The bluest sea I’ve ever seen.

Visiting the incredible Lokrum Island, home to peacocks and rabbits and where humans are only allowed to visit for a day!

The monastery on Lokrum, which was Qarth in Game of Thrones.

 The beautiful Botanical Gardens on Lokrum.

Making the most of of paradise with a swim in the Adriatic!

Back in Dubrovnik, the Franciscan Monastery.

 The Rector’s Palace. / Stunning Sveti Jacob Beach.

 Another sunset! / Views at Trsteno Arboretum.

Looking out over the Adriatic! / Bougainvillea everywhere!

Climbing Dubrovnik’s historic walls.

One of the best ways to see the city- well worth the 1,000 or so steps!

Making a new friend! / Gorgeous keepsakes.

The view of the city from above!/ One final sunset

All in all, it was a wonderful trip and one which I’m so sad had to end! Going away at the start of October felt like the perfect post-summer and pre-Christmas escape, although I have to say it has made returning home to dark evenings and chilly weather very tricky! I hope that this first trip to Croatia certainly won’t be the last, and I’m already eagerly researching where to visit next- the beautiful Dalmatian coast has so much to offer that I’ve got a list as long as my arm for my holiday bucket list! 

Have you been away anywhere recently? 

(Image credit: Sarah Farrell, please do not reproduce without permission.)

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