Monday, April 29, 2013

Day 1 Dubronik

We arrived at our apartment at 10:30 pm, it was dark and had just finished raining, but it was warm enough to sit outside and enjoy a glass of wine after our epic trip. We could see that the Old town of Dubrovnik was right below us, but this is the view that greeted us in the morning.

Al enjoying breakfast on the deck
It was everything we had imagined and exactly as advertised.  There was a small supermarket within a block up the road and we picked up some fresh bread, ham and cheese along with coffee and yogurt.  Breakfast was consumed along with much coffee and we headed down the steep road to the old town.

A lot of this medieval walled city was damaged during the war in 1991 and 1992, but it has been restored and other than some photos posted around and the obvious newness of parts it was hard to tell, and certainly hard to imagine that this was a war zone 20 years ago.

Dubrovnik is full of alleys and narrow streets, but is completely pedestrian except for a very few service vehicles on the main thoroughfare.  We decided we had to walk around the walls of the city before lunch.  We climbed up and walked around the entire city.

It was perfect weather not too hot, but a warm breeze in the air which at times was perfumed with orange blossem. There were many pictures taken and really walking the walls is a must do in Dubrovnik.

Now to look for a lunch spot.  There is no end of restaurants lining most of the alleys and they mostly seemed to serve the same food, seafood with pasta and pizza very like Italy.  We settled on a restaurant chosen partly because of the comfort of the chairs, and sat down to rest our weary legs.

We decided to share some plates and ordered caprese salad.

Small fried fish, I am not sure we had envisioned how small they would be.

And my favourite grilled squid.

The squid was very fresh and tender and absolutely delicious.  This came with what I have learned is a Croatian specialty potato and kale, also very good.  This was all washed down with a litre of not great house wine.  A wonderful start to our trip.

1 comment:

  1. Elizabeth McleodMay 10, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    it sounds as though you settled in easily and that the cuisine is okay. I hope the wine has improved among the different restaurants and eateries you have visited. Enjoy the rest of your trip in paradise. Mdina, on the island of Malta, is just like cars at all...only alleyways. I loved that calmness. Cheers to all.