Most of you know that Mr. Grace and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary with a great Christmas escape to Dubrovnik, Croatia. If I’ve not written about what a fantastic week it was, what an excellent way to spend Christmas, it’s probably because I’m still trying to get my head around the experience. This was a return visit for us because when we went last year, I tore a meniscus in my knee our second full day there and had to depend on tour buses and taxis, missing out on the best part of any place, which is the walking. Well, we most definitely made up for it this year with miles and miles of fabulous walks. Since a picture is worth a thousand words, I decided to make today’s post a Show and Tell, and I’m going to share a bit of what we learned about Dubrovnik. I hope you enjoy it!
Dubrovnik this trip meant warmth and sunshine.
Dubrovnik was a medieval walled city-state that rivaled Venice, and it was independent until Napoleon invaded. That glorious wall still surrounds the city, and you can actually walk on top of it around the whole of old town.
Dubrovnik is build on some serious hills
Dubrovnik has a cool fort.
Cats like Dubrovnik, and apparently, Dubrovnik likes cats.
Two words Adriatic Sea!
The Adriatic Sea means fab fresh seafood. Cat’s like that.
Some very naughty
Some in Grave yards
Some just fun
The local holiday cuisine can be enjoyed at kiosks in the sunshine. I did mention the sunshine, didn’t I?
The party’s all in Old Town on Christmas Eve. Party till midnight, then go to mass.
The sunny days mean clear, moonlit nights.
Clear moonlit nights mean a view of Venus on the horizon in the morning and … more sunshine!
And coffee! On the balcony! In the sunshine!
Dalmatian wine! Just saying … on the balcony in the evening!
Lots ofCroatian Beer. Has to happen. (It was sunny and hot)
More Great Coffee!
Waking up to sunshine! Again!
More great walking … in the sunshine! Ain’t no map for this!
Lots of inspiration for future stories.
Ha! That was the short version! We both came home rested, happy, inspired and down a couple of pounds from all the delicious walking. Now THAT’s a great anniversary and Christmas gift!