Travel Diary: Dubrovnik, Croatia

seattle blogger goes to croatia dubrovnik photos

If you follow me on Instagram, then you know that for the past few weeks I’ve been traveling around Europe. Now that I’m back home in Seattle, I’ve had a few days to sort through photos – all taken on my iPhone 6 – and edit my favorite shots. For my first blog post in this travel diary series, I will share my experience in Croatia. 

Simply put: Croatia is too much wonderful. We were in Dubrovnik for about a week and we could have stayed there for a month and still not done everything we wanted. In contrast to the natural beauty of the Adriatic, dotted with over 1,200 Croatian islands, is an ancient stone-walled city that has been impressively preserved and is still in use by the locals. It is like nothing I’ve ever seen. 

Dubrovnik had something for everyone – beaches, both busy and hidden, hiking, jet skiing, sailing, kayaking, spas and resorts, expensive restaurants, cheap cafes, and to my surprise, excellent wi-fi. The locals were very friendly, which I was happy to discover, and a little kindness and patience went a long way. The city’s central (and really only) industry is tourism – so they depend on visitors to make a living. 

You should 100% go to Croatia. It’s relatively cheap (compare it to places on the coasts of Italy or France) and uniquely beautiful. I will definitely be back to explore the northern coast of Croatia, including Split and surrounding islands. 

Now for the photos. Enjoy! 

seattle blogger goes to croatia dubrovnik photos

Above & Below: Walking the Old City Walls of Dubrovnik, Croatia

seattle blogger goes to croatia dubrovnik photos

seattle blogger goes to croatia dubrovnik photos

Above: Cliff side bar as seen from the Old City Walls in Dubrovnik, Croatia // Below: Sitting on a ledge on the Old City Walls in Dubrovnik, Croatia wearing a J.Crew dress and TEVA sandals.

seattle blogger goes to croatia dubrovnik photos

seattle blogger goes to croatia dubrovnik photos

 Above & Below: As seen from the Old City Walls in Dubrovnik, Croatia

seattle blogger goes to croatia dubrovnik photos

seattle blogger goes to croatia dubrovnik photos

Above: Fresh bass from the Adriatic Sea, caught and grilled the same day in typical Dalmation style with Olive Oil & Lemon, served with boiled spinach and potatoes. // Below: The cutest deck hanging off the side of a home, as seen from the Old City Walls in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

seattle blogger goes to croatia dubrovnik photos

seattle blogger goes to croatia dubrovnik photosAbove: Through a window on the Old City Walls in Dubrovnik, Croatia. // Below: Salt-lake-side on the Croatian island of Mljet. 

seattle blogger goes to croatia dubrovnik photos

seattle blogger travels to europe croatia dubrovnikAbove: Relaxing at the Valamar Resort & Spa pool, wearing Moorea Seal sunglasses, in Dubrovnik, Croatia. // Below: Swimming in a salt water lake on the island of Mljet, Croatia. 

seattle blogger goes to croatia dubrovnik photos

seattle blogger goes to croatia dubrovnik photosAbove & Below: The Old City of Dubrovnik, Croatia. 

seattle blogger goes to croatia dubrovnik photos

seattle blogger goes to croatia dubrovnik photos

xoxo

Natasha

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