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Location: Dubrovnik

Day 1 - 21 Aug 2019

Dubrovnik Airport DBV

Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik Airport DBV

Content: Nice airport. Security moves quickly. Airport in general is clean and simple. There is a terrace and also a small cafe on main level.

Dubrovnik Luxury Residence L'Orangerie

Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik Luxury Residence L'Orangerie

Content: Upon our arrival at Dubrovnik Luxury Residence we were welcomed by a very kind and hospitable receptionist who showed us the parking place and our apartment. A great surprise followed, we got an upgraded apartment! The apartment exceeded our expectations! It had a modern kitchen, spacious dining and sitting area, and the bedroom overlooking the fountain was warm and cosy. The entire apartment was impeccable!

Location: Dubrovnik

Day 2 - 22 Aug 2019

Dubrovnik Medieval Walls

Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik Medieval Walls
Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik Medieval Walls
Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik Medieval Walls

Content: I could’ve spent the whole day here if I could. The sights, oh my! I clicked about 200 pictures and not one of them can I leave behind. The bright red of the corrugated roofs, the calm of the blue-green waters, the looming centuries-old forts, the muted din of the regular lives from the city below…It was like walking inside a medieval kaleidoscope.

The Game of Thrones tour

Dubrovnik, The Game of Thrones tour
Dubrovnik, The Game of Thrones tour
Dubrovnik, The Game of Thrones tour
Dubrovnik, The Game of Thrones tour

Content: I am not the hugest fan but I thought it was worthwhile to do while in Dubrovnik. A couple of the sights: -The steps of the Walk of Atonement by Cersei -On the walk beside King’s Landing -The same walk of King’s Landing -King’s Landing

Lokrum Island

Dubrovnik, Lokrum Island
Dubrovnik, Lokrum Island
Dubrovnik, Lokrum Island

Content: “Time stands still in Lokrum Island,” our GoT tour guide told us. “The Dubrovniks go there to rest.” The island is full of gravelly paths, tall trees, peacocks, and rabbits! The monastery in the island was the setting for Qarth and there is a Game of Thrones mini museum on the island where you can click pictures sitting on the Iron Throne. There’s a swimming cove (called the Dead Sea), but it can get crowded in summer. Food and drinks are expensive on the island, but you could carry your own food and have a picnic.

Sunset kayaking

Dubrovnik, Sunset kayaking
Dubrovnik, Sunset kayaking

Content: We couldn’t do the tour because of choppy waters, but kayaking looked like a great way to spend the evening around the walls, watching the sky turn orange as the sunset in the far distance. The rocky hills around made for a surreal company. You can either use tours or rent the kayaks to do it yourself.

Location: Dubrovnik

Day 3 - 23 Aug 2019

Placa (Stradun)

Dubrovnik, Placa (Stradun)
Dubrovnik, Placa (Stradun)

Content: Obviously you’re going to start here. Stradun is Dubrovnik’s main street. Paved with limestone, the street is lined with quaint shops and restaurants. There are mini streets which snake inwards with more treasures to shop or eat in. Plenty of apartments to rent and stay, right at the heart of the action.

Sponza Palace

Dubrovnik, Sponza Palace

Content: It is a 16th-century palace. The name comes from the Latin spongia, the spot where rainwater collected. The palace has served a variety of public functions, including as a customs office and bonded warehouse, mint, armory, treasury, bank and school and is now home to the city archives, which hold documents dating back to the 12th.

St. Blaise Church

Dubrovnik, St. Blaise Church
Dubrovnik, St. Blaise Church
Dubrovnik, St. Blaise Church

Content: Saint Blaise is the patron saint of the city of Dubrovnik and formerly the protector of the independent Republic of Ragusa. The church was built in 1715 and is one of the landmark places to visit in the city today.

Mount Srd, cable car and a sunset trek

Dubrovnik, Mount Srd, cable car and a sunset trek

Content: A trip to Mount Srd using the cable car takes 10 minutes and 150 Kuna round trip (gulp!) but the views are to die for. Plus you can save by taking a trip up in the cable car and then walk down through the trail; the latter takes about 45 minutes.

Buza bar

Dubrovnik, Buza bar
Dubrovnik, Buza bar

Content: Buza means ‘Hole in the Wall’. It’s a bar with a wonderful view. But that’s about all you’ll go for. Drinks are quite limited and expensive and service lacklustre. A tourist tick mark.

Location: Dubrovnik

Day 4 - 24 Aug 2019

Ferry to Hvar

 Dubrovnik, Ferry to Hvar

Content: There is a ferry run by Jadrolinija. It cost 420 HRK (62 US Dollars / 56 Euro) for a return trip and you can book the tickets at its website.

Location: Hvar

Day 4 - 24 Aug 2019

Blue Cave

Hvar, Blue Cave
Hvar, Blue Cave

Content: The best time to visit Blue Cave is between 11 AM – 2 PM when the sun rays create a magnificent aquamarine light that bathes the inside of the cave and turns white objects into silver.

Palmižana

Hvar, Palmižana
Hvar, Palmižana

Content: Here you can enjoy at some of the best island restaurants in Croatia. Places like Toto’s, known for its catch of the day seafood lunch.

Location: Split

Day 4 - 24 Aug 2019

Heritage Hotel Antique Split

Split, Heritage Hotel Antique Split
Split, Heritage Hotel Antique Split

Content: The ferry trip from Stari Grad to Split is very enjoyable and has some fantastic scenery from the top deck.An absolutely delightful hotel. We were greeted so warmly at the front desk. The rooms are gorgeous, modern and so comfortable. This hotel is in the old part of time and close to all the shops, restaurants and waterfront.

Location: Split

Day 5 - 25 Aug 2019

Diocletian’s Palace

Split, Diocletian’s Palace
Split, Diocletian’s Palace
Split, Diocletian’s Palace

Content: The 1700 years old palace complex is spread over almost 30,000 square meters and is located at the heart of Split. A series of shops, cafes, restaurants, and apartments line the streets in and around the palace. You can also see a 3500 years old sphinx in the palace complex which was gifted to the emperor and brought from Egypt. End with a visit to the palace basement, also the location for Game of Thrones.

The Cathedral of Saint Domniu

Split, The Cathedral of Saint Domniu
Split, The Cathedral of Saint Domniu

Content: The Cathedral of Saint Domnius is the Catholic cathedral of Split. It was originally built as a mausoleum for Diocletian. The cathedral complex comprises of a church and a 60 m bell tower, the view from which is amazing if you can climb up the precarious trail of 200 stairs—they wobble a bit, oh, and you can see the bottom and how far you’ve climbed—infinitely worse when there are lots of excited people on it.

Froggyland

Split, Froggyland
Split, Froggyland
Split, Froggyland

Content: The weirdest museum ever. This taxidermy museum has around 500 stuffed frogs in various poses of daily (mostly European and medievalist) chores and pastimes. These frogs are doing ‘people things’ like having a picnic, studying in a school, playing in a band, and working in fields. Damn cool and a tad bit disconcerting too if you ask me. But definitely worth a checkout. Entry is 40 Kuna and takes less than 30 minutes to go through.

Konoba Marjan

Split, Konoba Marjan
Split, Konoba Marjan
Split, Konoba Marjan
Split, Konoba Marjan

Content: Fresh fish carefully and tenderly made. Not cheap but delicious. This was the second most expensive meal I’d in Croatia but totally worth it.

Location: Split

Day 6 - 26 Aug 2019

Fife

Split, Fife
Split, Fife
Split, Fife

Content: At first sight, it looks like an expensive place, but it’s not! The breakfast is really scrumptious and they serve large portions. Fife is also very close to where the walk up to Marjan Hills start, which is the next activity on the list.

Marjan Hills

Split, Marjan Hills
Split, Marjan Hills
Split, Marjan Hills

Content: Marjan Hills are called the lungs of the city, and rightly so, with its lush trees, birds and bees, and many hiking trails. It has several scenic viewpoints but it can get a bit hot in the summer months. There are park benches and tiny churches with water fountains on the way to give you respite. Carry snacks and water with you.

Trogir

Split, Trogir
Split, Trogir
Split, Trogir

Content: Its architecture is influenced by ancient Greeks, Romans and largely, Venetians. In fact, the town is often lovingly called, Little Venice Seeing Trogir at a leisurely pace takes about 3 hours.

Big Mama

Split, Big Mama

Content: A cheap eat but very popular and right next to the bus stand and the local food market. Pick up the cevapi or burger. All good.

Location: Zagreb

Day 7 - 27 Aug 2019

Hotel Academia

Zagreb, Hotel Academia
Zagreb, Hotel Academia

Content: The drive to Zagreb was very beautiful, its a complete four hours scenic drive. Checked-in to a good hotel in a wonderful location, close to the historic center of Zagreb, at the end of a street with many restaurants and bars.

Ban Jelacic Square

Zagreb, Ban Jelacic Square

Content: The square is the most popular meeting point in Zagreb and also a way to orient yourself to the city—it’s the center of the city. Its a lively place with cafes and shops.

Zagreb Cathedral

Zagreb, Zagreb Cathedral
Zagreb, Zagreb Cathedral

Content: The Zagreb Cathedral is Roman Catholic and the tallest building in Croatia. As with all structures in Europe, and especially in the Balkans, it was destroyed and rebuilt several times.

Tkalciceva

Zagreb, Tkalciceva
Zagreb, Tkalciceva
Zagreb, Tkalciceva

Content: Tkalciceva is a beautiful street dotted with restaurants and cafes in the centre of Zagreb. It is right behind Ban Jelacic Square and a pedestrian area.

Location: Zagreb

Day 8 - 28 Aug 2019

Central Bus Station

Zagreb, Central Bus Station
Zagreb, Central Bus Station

Content: We took a bus from Zagreb central bus station to Lake Plitvice. Its a hour journey by bus.

Location: Plitvice Lakes

Day 8 - 28 Aug 2019

Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes, Plitvice Lakes National Park
Plitvice Lakes, Plitvice Lakes National Park
Plitvice Lakes, Plitvice Lakes National Park
Plitvice Lakes, Plitvice Lakes National Park
Plitvice Lakes, Plitvice Lakes National Park

Content: Its a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a verdant maze of trails, bridges, woods, and meadows encircling the 16 sparkling turquoise lakes and over 90 crashing waterfalls. These lakes are divided into two groups: 12 Upper Lakes and 4 Lower Lakes. Both the lakes are accessible on foot via dirt paths and walkways.

Zipline

Plitvice Lakes, Zipline
Plitvice Lakes, Zipline
Plitvice Lakes, Zipline

Content: The line is 1,700 m long, 80 metres above the ground and can fly up to 120 km/h (when pushed by north wind from the back). The Zipline was started by a young and adventurous local called Sasha in cooperation with the local municipality.

Heritage Croatian Food

Plitvice Lakes, Heritage Croatian Food
Plitvice Lakes, Heritage Croatian Food

Content: Delicious and unique food and an absolutely friendly staff. Heritage is a perfect opportunity to "taste" Croatia. :) Crobites with pumpkin seed pesto is a must try!

Location: Zagreb

Day 9 - 29 Aug 2019

Franjo Tudman Airport Zagreb ZAG

Zagreb, Franjo Tudman Airport Zagreb ZAG
Zagreb, Franjo Tudman Airport Zagreb ZAG

Content: We reached the airport as our flight for departure was at 9.10 am. The airport is nicely design best service and nice selection at shops. Fast boarding and many destinations and airlines that are coming there. There are many security stations so security check is fast and when you take off or land at night it is very nice with many lights.