Dubrovnik/Ragusa

The Port of Dubrovnik/Ragusa

Dubrovnik (Ragusa in medieval times) was a big deal in the 15th century, when it was built as a Mediterranean port to compete with other seafaring nations in the region. We’d decided to take our summer holiday in Dubrovnik. So these effectively mark the beginning of my holiday photos.

We chose Dubrovnik because it combined the weather and seaside components of a lazy beach holiday with the fascinating and well preserved antiquity of a city break. We got the best of both worlds. I also sweated a lot. I don’t know if it’s my imagination, but the Med seems to be getting hotter and more humid.

Dubrovnik/Ragusa: A View from the Stradun

We resided in a small sleepy village 15 minutes to the south of Dubrovnik. It was pretty basic, but then basic can be good. We had a great view of the Adriatic Sea, a bedsit apartment, and one air conditioner between us.

We paid our first visit to Dubrovnik late on Day 2. Probably a good time to start. The city isn’t all that big, so it was easy to get around. We scouted the joint, and it wasn’t long before we located the food and drink. The culture would have to wait for another day.

Dubrovnik/Ragusa: The Walk of Shame

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