Travels in Dubrovnik – Day 5

August 25, 2012

Saturday 25 August

This part of my blog should probably be called Travels on the Dalmatian Coast near Dubrovnik because we did not venture towards the walled town.  Instead we took a short walk up a hill and through the trees opposite our hotel which the receptionist told us offered stunning views.  And the receptionist was right.

The path behind our hotel (The grandly titled Dubrovnik Palace)

Picturesque view from path

Lapad Bay with a cruise ship docked in adjacent Port Cruz in background

We returned to the hotel shortly before lunch and I went snorkelling again to cool down.  There are a variety of fish of different shapes and sizes, some with stripes and some with just a single dot near the tail.  I have no idea what they are called but they certainly held my interest.

My companion and I shared a pizza for lunch.  Its arrival was greatly delayed as it smelt like the first offering had been burnt.  When it arrived the second offering was okay.  The waitress asked us how it was and confided that there were problems in the kitchen as the cook had never cooked a pizza before.  But we were in no hurry and spent the rest of the day resting and reading before venturing down to Lapad Bay again for our evening meal.

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Travels in Dubrovnik – Day 1

August 21, 2012

Tuesday 21 August

Arrived at hotel on peninsula just along from this historic walled city at about 11 pm last night having spent all day travelling (mostly stuck in Zagreb airport), consequently spent most of the day relaxing by pool and rocky beach.

Hotel Pool

View from Hotel Pool

 I had a lazy swim in the Adriatic Sea and did some snorkelling which made me feel like a boy again.  In the evening we walked down to Labad Bay where I ate a delicious seafood risotto, drank a cold beer and watched the sunset from the restaurant balcony.