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14 Nov 2008

A day in Dubrovnik

Although we live in a very small town, we're fortunate to have an active international airport and larger town no more than 1.5hrs drive away.

Dubrovnik is a lovely town that sees thousands of tourists every year. But because I was pregnant and experienced extreme nausea, and then because we had two dogs that were killing each other, and then because I was heavily pregnant and on bedrest, and then because I had a newborn and recovering from surgery, and then because....

....so this lovely old city that was a mere stone's throw away, alluded me. But we finally made it across and took the little wildflower. At 6.5 months she's already an international globetrotter.

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It's November and the weather is cool, but see how many tourists there still are back there? This is why we visit European cities out of season. I can't imagine being here during the scorching summer without any breathing space between multiple armpits.

Yet the sun was out and we were unrushed. We ate good pizza and ice-cream and strolled. It's a little too touristy for us. But we searched out the tiny hidden cobbled alleyways and stretched our necks to view the crumbling architecture.



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6 comments:

  1. WOW! Lots of tourist indeed! What a cute little globetrotter in the making! Lucky child!

    Earth

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  2. Greetings HM, I followed you here from Chucks blog and his 'project' I so enjoy your style, and am especially thrilled to hear that you were in Dubrovnik. As I sit here in Canada, your blog reminded me of that lovely place we were fortunate enough to visit pre-war. We so love that area, and how very cool that you are living there. Isn't the topography there so diverse? Best to you and yours.
    Trina

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  3. Thanks earthling :)

    Hi Trina. Welcome. Nice to see another Chuck project follower.

    Yes, the area is wonderfully diverse, although we haven't ventured that far inland yet.

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  4. That armpit comment is dead on.
    Traveling is no fun when you're stuck with all the tourists.
    It looks like a great place.

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  5. Oh my goodness! You live near Dubrovnik! That is such a beautiful, beautiful place!

    Good that you can enjoy it outside the tourist season. It's a spot that has become hugely popular of late isn't it?

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