WELCOME to Dubrovnik, Croatia
In this post, I’ll be giving you an idea of WHERE to go and WHY YOU SHOULD go!
I could say just refer to the above picture but that would be cheating…
May is a great time to visit Croatia! The crowds are at a minimum due to the beginning of tourist season (June-August) and you get to enjoy most of the sights to yourself. Although we did have a day of rain, the weather typically tends to be that nice warm 70-degree weather that we all love. Do not fear the rain for I will tell you what to pack in my next post…
Still, don’t believe me? Here is a video of the cast of game of thrones describing the beautiful city!
See! Now speaking of Game of Thrones….as I mentioned in my last post, one of the most fun things about this trip was finding all the filming spots on our own! We started with a walk around the city walls first…where we saw
Tyrion Lannister by Black Water Bay in King’s Landing
Just another night in King’s Landing
We then caught up with Sansa Stark and Petyr Baelish at the Dock’s (Before our kayaking trip)
The next day we took a quick trip to Qarth where we saw our favorite Mother of Dragons, Daenerys Targaryen (circa season 2) (Actually on the island of Lokrum just a few short minutes from Dubrovnik)
AND LASTLY, we recognized a staircase from an episode this season (no spoilers I promise.)
There were a few more spots and even more in Split, Croatia! The show also films in Malta, Iceland, Morocco, Scotland, and more. What’s your favorite Game of thrones City?
Now the first day, as I stated, we did a walk around the city walls. Later it began to rain so we met up with some friends and made our own fun! When in doubt, impromptu bar crawl! It’s a great way to people watch, try new foods, and enjoy local beers and wines! Good times guaranteed
Some of our favorite spots:
The Pucic Palace
Malvasaija Wine Bar
D’vino Wine Bar
OR if you’d rather enjoy the drinking and have someone else do the work for you:
OR if wine isn’t for you check out
Irish Pub Karaka
Rock Caffe Exit
The following day we did an amazing Kayak tour! Great way to burn off all that wine and cheese from the night before and spend a sunny day at a secluded cave beach!
http://www.absolutelydubrovnik.com/tours-activities/%C2%BD-day-kayak-tour-around-the-walls-over-to-lokrum-that-ends-up-with-a-snorkelling-dip/ (the tour)
The following morning we took a short ferry ride over to the beautiful island of Lokrum (Qarth.) They say the old monks who used to inhabit the island put a curse on it so anyone who stays overnight will find themselves cursed to the afterlife. The result is a beautiful uninhabited island with plenty of beautiful scenery and wildlife.
Finally, we enjoyed some great meals! I’d recommend
Tah Majhal – !!!!!! Amazing Bosnian food
restaurant 360 – Great views and food
Take the cable car up to the top and enjoy a wonderful dinner! Amazing views and delicious cuisine.
Hope you are as mesmerized with Dubrovnik as I am!
Stay tuned for what to pack, where to go in may, and for my helpful tip!
City Girl Riss