Impressions of Croatia

Seven days of Croatia are over. I'm usually not a "holiday person", meaning I leave Austria pretty rarely. This year was different and I fulfilled a long-term wish of seeing Dubrovnik in Croatia.

Traveling south

Dubrovnik is around 800 km away from my home. Since we travelled by car this is - without exaggeration - a fucking long way; it took us nearly ten hours (including three short breaks) to get there.

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Travelling 800 km gives you a decent impression of the land you're driving through. In case of Croatia I think "rocky" is a pretty good description.

The apartment

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Our apartment had a good view over the city of Dubrovnik, included a modern kitchen, two bedrooms, a bathroom and two toilets.

Dubrovnik city

We didn't spent a lot of time directly in Dubrovnik city, except for eating, shopping and stuff. It's a neat city, tons of tourists and the people are pretty nice (at least the ones I've met).

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Old town

Dubrovnik old town was the actual reason for our visit and is exactly what you would expect from a harbor town where parts Game of Thrones has been filmed; lots of ships and boats, an insanely high amount of tourists and GoT shops around every corner.

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Lokrum

Lokrum is a relatively small island right next to Dubrovnik and definitely worth a visit.

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Dubrovnik from above

There's a cable car which takes you to Srđ, a low mountain right north of Dubrovnik which gives you an amazing view.

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Arboretum Trsteno

Back on our way to Biograd we visited the Arboretum in Trsteno.

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Biograd na Moru

For the last two days we stayed in Biograd na Moru, which is located around half between Dubrovnik and my home town.

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Sadly we don't have many pictures of there. It's a pretty crowded area and honestly we didn't do a lot there except relaxing and stuff.

Conclusion

As previously mentioned, I've never been to Croatia before - but it was definitely worth the visit. Seeing a World Heritage site (Dubrovnik) is a very welcome experience; and the additional places we've visited just added a nice extra touch.

I'm happy to be back home again, but I'd definitely recommend Dubrovnik and would visit it again. Just not by car, but by plane next time.