Saturday, October 02, 2010

We arrived in Dubrovnik on Friday afternoon and were met at the bus station by our landlord's sister. She helped us get on the correct bus to the old town and the Pile Gates where Edi was going to meet us. As we got off the bus we could hear a big guy calling out "Mr. Doug, Mr. Doug!" and sure enough it was Edi. Allan and Julia had recommended Edi's sea view apartments as they had stayed there last year. We had contacted him and he promised us a room with a view of the sea...and we got just as he promised!! This is what we see when we open the shutters in our room!

Our apartment is just outside of the old town walls. We are on the first floor overlooking a small bay. There is a market across the street, restaurants and bars nearby and we are just a short walk to the old town.

After we settled in we went for a walk and ended up at the famous Buza Bar. We found it by chance, the entrance is a hole in the wall and it opens up to a wonderful spot to watch the sunset. We arrived early enough to get a table and we had a few beverages as we watched people diving off the rocks into the water. The sunset was spectacular!!!

Later in the evening we went to a concert in an old church to listen to classical music played by a string quartet. The acoustics were great and all the musicians were very talented. Senor Ping really enjoyed the classical guitarist.

On Saturday morning we walked the walls of the old town. There are lots of steep steps going up and down and some narrow ledges. I am not fond of heights or edges so I was not sure about the walk but it was worth it. The scenery is breathtaking. We saw quite a few swimmers, even though the locals think the water is too cold to swim in October. Later in the afternoon we went down to the docks and watched charter boats coming and going.

We celebrated our 28th anniversary with dinner at a Bosnian restaurant recommended by Edi. The food was excellent, but then, we really haven't had a bad meal the entire holiday. As I write this, we are sitting at a caffe bar and Senor Ping is listening to the Roughrider football game on the computer. Go Riders!!!


Pat said...

First off - Happy Anniversary! You guys look great!

These photos are spectacular! Keep them coming!

Raymondo said...

Love the accounts and photos - makes us really want to go there too! Keep the stories coming please!