Thursday, 7 June 2012

Summer Travels: Dubrovnik, Croatia

I hope everyone is having a great week. I have been keeping busy enjoying the warm Toronto weather, trying to get back to a regular exercise routine (looks like I found a running buddy) and spending my evenings reading and relaxing. Another thing that has been occupying my mind is vacation time: when to take it, where to go, with who etc. It looks like I will be heading to Vancouver for about 6 days in a couple of weeks. Vancouver holds a special place in my heart because the bf lived there for about 1.5 years and we spent a lot of time exploring it together. It is such a laid back and beautiful city and I'm super excited to go back. I haven't been there in about three years and plan to check out all my fave places and discover a few more. 

Anyways ...  back to my 2011 summer travels. In my previous post I left you all at the beach house which you all seemed to enjoy and even want to visit lol! I will see if I can arrange for that! I mentioned previously that Gradac is located between Split and Dubrovnik, so of course we were not going to travel to Croatia and not visit both of these places. It rained the first few days were were in Gradac so we used the opportunity to travel to Dubrovnik where it was kinda sunny. The bus ride was really windy and I felt sick for most of it (scenes from the bus coming next week). 

Here I am waiting for the bus, all excited to go to Dubrovnik ... 
We spent a full day in Dubrovnik to soak it all in and explore as much as possible. We ate pastries, browsed all kinds of shops (I bought a great pair wedges), took tons of pictures and met other tourists. The bf had been there numerous times before so it wasn't a huge a deal to him but as he always says it's always waaaay better and a completely different experience exploring with moi!  

I was completely wowed by the beauty of this medieval city. I love Dubrovnik for it's history, lovely shopping and beautiful scenery. My suggestion (in case you ever visit) is to walk the wall. The bf and I got some amazing views from the wall and were so happy we took the time to do it. I admit I'm pretty afraid of heights and even I could do it! 

 Below are some pics of the breathtaking views. I hope you enjoy them :) 

I'm not sure what's in store for me this weekend aside from a Sunday night dinner with the bf's boss and colleagues. As usual, I would like to get out on my bike, sit under a tree reading and maybe even fit in a run. Let's hope the weather cooperates. 

Hope you all have a lovely weekend! 


Melanie Liliana said...

I've always wanted to go to Croatia! Where is your skirt from?

Bola said...

It's from American Apparel. Bough last year :)

viet nam travel said...

Wow! what an amazing place it is. Really all the views are truly eye catching and awesome. I have never visit this place but after seeing these great photos I am really getting very excited to visit this place.

Niki said...

Wow, what a beautiful place! I love the photo of all the roof doesn't look like there's any space to walk between them!

It's fab seeing the photos from your travels, I love your outfit too, x

Freya Lily said...

How beautiful! And I love your red skirt/dress in that picture!