Split to Dubrovnik - June 19

Community Highlights Europe Split to Dubrovnik - June 19

This morning we got up and caught at 8am bus to take us from Split to Dubrovnik - a 4 hour trip by bus (it actually took us closer to 5 with a few stops for people to get on and off, and a 20-minute rest stop) - but again, well worth not having to navigate the twists, turns, and up and down as we travelled around the mountains. I tried to limit the terrible bus-window pics, but again the views were just too amazing and I couldn’t resist.

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To get to Dubrovnik, you have to go through Bosnia, because they own a small strip of land out to the sea, for port access. At the border, a patrol officer boarded the bus and (sort of) checked all our passports. The 2 girls on the bus who didn’t know they needed them to go from a Croatian town to a Croatian town had to get off the bus and go in, but they were back out in just a few minutes.
While in Bosnia, we made a 20 minute rest stop (to make about a total for 40 minutes or so in Bosnia) - here are pics of the rest stop restaurant/convenience store/hotel, and the view from the edge of the parking lot, as well as a pic at border patrol on our way back out of Bosnia.

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And here are a couple pics coming into Dubrovnik - the first is taken while on the bridge, the second, looking back at the bridge as the road curved around:

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From the bus station, we took an Uber, who dropped us at the bottom rather than the top, so we had to climb this set of stairs - in 85 humid degrees, with all of our luggage - agh! (I counted the next day - 31 sets of 5 steps each with a small landing) After this trip, I don’t think I’ll ever overpack again! Once at the top, there are a few more stairs (it’s a pedestrian street, obviously) to our apartment, which is on the left where you see the man sitting waiting for us.

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Our apartment is on the second floor, so after you go in the gate from the street you go down steps to a patio area, then up steps to the apartment. It’s our smallest apartment yet but has the most amazing view!

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After we dropped our suitcases and got some pointers from our apartment manager, we went back down the steps - a different, parallel set this time - and ate lunch at a restaurant looking over the water and the City Walls.

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Then we went inside the walls (into “Old Town”) and walked around a little before taking the stairs up and walking around the perimeter of the wall. It’s tough walking because besides the heat and humidity, the path is uneven rock, and you are constantly going up and down steps (that are not always level). But it was really cool to see - we had some great views! After we came down we walked around a little more - none of us watched Game of Thrones, but Dubrovnik is where their city King’s Lading was filmed, so you can take a G of T tour here and I did get a pick of the clock.... (??)

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Although it probably doesn’t sound like much, that wiped us out (my Fitbit says I’ve walked 52 flights of stairs today), so we went back to the apartment and relaxed on our balcony awhile.

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