Dubrovnik was the second island of our trip, and also our longest stay of all. Dubrovnik is among the most (if not the most) popular tourist destinations in Croatia, its main attraction being the walled old town, which in recent times has also acquired the alias of ‘King’s Landing’ as the Game of Thrones’ mythical center of power.
However when I think back to our time in Dubrovnik, the best moments that come to my mind are the idle chats that Mum, Dad and I had sitting in the porch and garden of the cosy apartments we were renting. And also the nice people we met- the lady who ran the place by herself- being a one-woman army, the friendly taxi drivers who may not always understand our words, but were always understanding of our needs and went the extra mile in a friendly way, and unknown ladies on the bus who would smile at us, and one who was so besotted that she wanted to kiss my face!
I also noticed something which I had not come across so much in past trips- the ubiquitous paintings and art. Always made by the spouse of the person selling it, or by the seller him/herself, always good quality, always displayed with pride.
It is ironical that for different reasons the pictures I put here below do not capture any of these! But I guess that’s the nature of ‘capturing’ and ‘sharing’.