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Postcard from Dubrovnik

Postcard from Dubrovnik

The New York Times recently posted The 46 Places to Go in 2013: the ultimate guide to this year’s wanderlust. I’ve only been to six of the cities mentioned (I’ve got my work cut out for me this year!), but seeing Hvar Island mentioned immediately made me nostalgic for Croatia.

The walled city and red roofs of Dubrovnik, Croatia on the Adriatic Sea

Dubrovnik didn’t quite make it into my round-up of Croatia: while stunning, it was the most “touristy” of the cities we visited. The walled city and the walls themselves were flooded with cruise ship tourists during the day, emptying out to beautiful and deserted cobblestone streets at night. It’s no wonder why the tourists pour into the jewel of the Adriatic: the quaint red roofs of the walled city are in stark contrast to the glittering Adriatic Sea and sweeping blue skies. Oh, and there’s a nightclub built into the walls of the old city: reason enough to stay out until sunrise to see the city while it’s still.

Nuns walking by the Adriatic Sea in Dubrovnik, Croatia

The walled city and red roofs of Dubrovnik, Croatia

The walled city and red roofs of Dubrovnik, Croatia on the Adriatic Sea

The walled city and red roofs of Dubrovnik, Croatia

The walled city and red roofs of Dubrovnik, Croatia

The walled city of Dubrovnik, Croatia in the middle of the night

The walled city and red roofs of Dubrovnik, Croatia on the Adriatic Sea

What’s your favorite photo of Dubrovnik?

  • lindsaypunk

    The first shot is my favorite. Those colors are just stunning! Croatia is near the top of my list for sure! 😀

  • Debbie @ European Travelista

    I like the photo with the wall in it! That water is gorgeous. Is it warm or cold water?

  • I loved that article! What a beautiful city and that nun shot is perfection!!!

  • AJ Aerni

    OMG Hvar looks beautiful! I’ll be in Europe for a month coming up and will have to add this to my destinations. Thank you so much for sharing 🙂

  • Can’t decide on my favourite photos 🙂 I love all of them.. Dubrovnik really is amazing 🙂

  • I hope Christine won’t mind if I jump in! 🙂 Debbie, the Adriatic sea is really warm during summertime. temperatures rise up to 26°/27° if not, it’s almost always around at least 25° :))) (sorry, Christine 🙂 I hope you agree with me and that the water was this warm when you visited :))

  • budgetjan

    I have two – the middle of the night and nuns by the sea. Now I am off to check out Hvar Island.

  • camorose

    It should be! Croatia is absolutely amazing, perfect summer destination 🙂

  • camorose

    I wouldn’t say it’s warm, but it’s not freezing–it was very refreshing in the middle of the hot Croatian summer!

  • camorose

    Thanks 🙂

  • camorose

    Glad you found it! Hvar is incredible, as is pretty much all of Croatia 🙂

  • camorose

    All of Croatia is amazing! 🙂

  • camorose

    Thanks Andela! Much appreciated, and yes–the water was incredible when I was there!

  • camorose

    Those two are my favorites as well–one for capturing a moment, one for remembering an awesome night out!