Catching glimpses of Dubrovnik as we arrived by bus, I can agree that it is indeed the “Pearl of the Adriatic”. Dubrovnik is very beautiful from afar, clear crystal blue waters surround the walled old town with its white buildings and red tile roofs. Once inside, the buildings are so well preserved that it almost feels as if the entire place is a giant theme park called Old Town.
Most of the restaurants in Old Town are geared towards tourists, are very expensive and offer seafood. Poor jojo lived off pasta and pizza the entire time. We met a lady from London who was surprised by how expensive everything was. That’s incredible coming from a Londoner.
One of the main activities to do in Dubrovnik is to walk around the city walls. We decided to tackle the wall early in the morning to beat the crowds and the heat. We started at Pile Gate (one of three entrances) and from there, it’s a one way walk all the way around the wall.
Game of Thrones season 6 has already ended by the time we got to Croatia so we didn’t see any filming. From the wall, we did see film props still located in one of the harbour but I’m not sure if it was for GOT.
By the time we got to the halfway point of the wall it was about noon and extremely hot. There were also more people by then and everyone was trying to take pictures with their selfie sticks. We got pretty cranky by that point.
By the time we reached Minceta Tower, we were so hot that we didn’t even care that this was also a GOT filming location. While Jay went up the tower, jojo and I just sat in a shaded area too lethargic to move.
On our last day of Dubrovnik, we drove up to the lookout point above the city where the cable car is stationed to get a better view of Old Town. The road there is a one lane road and at times a bit scary to navigate with other drivers going fast around blind spots. But it’s all worth it for the view from up top.