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!
Above & Below: Walking the Old City Walls of Dubrovnik, Croatia
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.
Above & Below: As seen from the Old City Walls in Dubrovnik, Croatia
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.
Above: Through a window on the Old City Walls in Dubrovnik, Croatia. // Below: Salt-lake-side on the Croatian island of Mljet.
Above: 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.
Above & Below: The Old City of Dubrovnik, Croatia.