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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Pearl of the Adriatic

We decided to take the slow road from Split to Dubrovnik, and it was a good choice. Breathtaking scenery, breathtaking plunge from the road to the sea below, often without guardrails.

We went to Bosnia a little bit. I know, Dad, I promised we wouldn't, but it couldn't be helped. I wasn't aware of this, but Googlemaps will not direct you through Bosnia. Instead, if you Googlemap Split to Dubrovnik, it puts you on a ferry and takes you to some island miles out of the way. The real route takes you through Bosnia. The border crossing was relatively quick, the Bosnian scenery was just as nice, and there were no land mines at all.

And then...Dubrovnik. Wow. Luckily, I'd forgotten that the hotel I'd chosen was many thousands of steps up from the Old Town. Excellent for views, not so good for legs. We walked down (really, that hurts more than up) in the rain and ate dinner; then taxied up.

And today, in glorious sunshine, we went sightseeing -- Baroque churches, two monasteries, a palace, and a walk around the city walls. A few photos below for those who like that sort of thing. The rest of you, go Googlemap Split to Dubrovnik. What's up with that?
Cathedral altarpiece

Dubrovnik street

View from our hotel

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