I haven’t posted on my blog in over two months, but I’m back on a new computer and ready to catch you up on all our travels, photos and adventures. My plan is to post blogs in chronological order. So, we left off in Rome, next is Dubrovnik.
Dubrovnik is a neat city, made famous by a little known TV show called Game of Thrones. Dubrovnik has an amazing old walled city from the Middle Ages. There are many small winding cobbled streets throughout making it the perfect place for the filming of parts of Quarth and King’s Landing (the capital of Westeros) for Game of Thrones.
On our first day in the Old City we went on a walking tour. I highly recommend this, it helped us to get our bearings in the city and learn about the history. Our tour guide was a local who has lived in the Old City for most of his life, it was great to get an insiders look at Dubrovnik.
We couldn’t go to Dubrovnik without getting amongst some Game of Thrones sites.
One day while in Dubrovnik we took a sailing trip on a boat. We stopped off at three different islands on the trip. The first island we stopped at James and I spent our time walking around the island, where I saw my first ever snake in the wild and proceeded to freak out whenever any branch or leaf touched me for the rest of the walk. The second island we went swimming, so refreshing and clear. On the last island we had an ice cream and just looked out at the amazing view and thought “How are any of these places real?”
Dubrovnik is an awesome city, with iconic orange rooves, the city wall and lovely clear waters. The world is learning why Dubrovnik is special so more and more tourists are coming each year. We were there in early June, just at the beginning of tourist season and it was mental! There were so many people everywhere, the locals that we met told us that this was nothing compared to peak season. So I’d definitely recommend going early or late in the summer to avoid the insane crowds. Overall Dubrovnik is an awesome unique city with interesting medieval and recent history and would recommend it to anyone, Game of Thrones fan or not.