After spending hours on a bus from Bosnia that left Bosnia, entered Croatia then went back in to Bosnia again meaning three waits at borders I finally arrived in Dubrovnik, checked in to the digs and went out to get supplies. The first thing that struck me coming from Montenegro and Bosnia was the price of everything. Not as expensive as some countries but prices seemed like they had doubled. The next thing was the infrastructure, Dubrovnik is designed for tourist! It is not as exotic and raw as its neighbors.
A quick look around making a mental note of what to come back and see the next day then it was the usual case when I arrive somewhere new, time to go lock myself away for the night and work.
After an all-night shift and plenty of coffee I ventured in to Dubrovnik old town the next morning. I was expecting crowds even in February as it was 18 degrees and for this weekend the city attractions were free to enter. From what I had been told and read about Dubrovnik I was fully prepared to be avoiding getting my eyes poked by selfie sticks whilst being squashed by tourists competing for breathing space but it was surprisingly quiet! I bumped in to 2 French guys that I had previously met in the hostel in Bosnia. They told me they just had the city walls to themselves so I climbed the walls and did 2 laps gratis. By this stage the day had warmed up nicely and there was still hardly anyone around so I guess I got lucky.. I got the place more or less to myself with blue skies and sunshine.
In the evening the old town lights up with bars and restraunts all trying to attract the passers-by with special offers. There was a music stage in the square and it was cool to wonder around passing a couple more hours after the sun had set.
I can see the attraction with Dubrovnik, I walked around till my legs were tired and It is quite an amazing place to visit but I couldn’t see myself spending any extended time there.