Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik Wine Bars (featuring Montenegro)

Dubrovnik Wine Bars (featuring Montenegro)

Are you or someone you know planning a trip to Dubrovnik? If so, and you are a wine lover (or not) be sure to stop by one of these wine bars, if anything for the stunning views. These are my favorites… D’Vino Wine Bar– Palmotićeva ul. 4A, 20000, Dubrovnik  (in the heart of Old Town(…)

Dubrovnik Sunsets

Dubrovnik Sunsets

Photographing sunsets for me is not always so easy. But these are a few pics that I thought came out nice and captured the moment. The photos were taken from the mountain top and using the Dubrovnik cable car ride to go up.           Edited with BlogPad Pro

Day Trip to the Archipelago

Day Trip to the Archipelago

         A highlight for me during this trip was a visit to Dubrovnik’s archipelago, the Elaphite islands. This is a group of islands situated to the northwest of Dubrovnik, the majority of them uninhabited. However, visitors have the opportunity to visit three of them- Lopud, Šipan, and Koločep and experience true Dalmatian island(…)

Battle Scars

Battle Scars

On the way to the airport Mr. Mojas, host of the apartment where I was staying in Dubrovnik, showed me the not so beautiful side of the city. All these shown in the pictures below were areas hit by bombs in the war (1991-1995) mainly by then Serbia-Montenegro. Bombs were fired from the mountain ranges(…)

Dubrovnik Wine Tour

Dubrovnik Wine Tour

Did you know that Croatia produces some amazing great tasting wines? I didn’t until I came here to the source! This was a vineyards tour to Pelješac wine region with Mario, wine expert who’s originally from Sarajevo (Bosnia), lives in the UK, and works here in Dubrovnik during peak season in the summer giving wine(…)

Day trip to Montenegro

Day trip to Montenegro

During my stay in Dubrovnik, I took a day trip to Montenegro which is only about an hour or so away by bus (or car if you choose to rent a car). You’ll find a number of tour companies online, at the tourist information center, as well as independent kiosks on the street offering daily(…)

Taste of Dubrovnik

Taste of Dubrovnik

Before this visit to Dubrovnik, I had no idea of what to expect as far as Croatian cuisine. I had never tasted Croatian food before nor had I ever heard of the preparation methods and definitely had never seen Croatian cooking on food TV or in magazines. But I did assume that since the region(…)

A Random Encounter

A Random Encounter

Sometimes it can be a little tricky finding good spots to dine while traveling, especially in tourist areas where restaurants are often hit or miss. But today I came across this gem called Restaurant Casa while walking along the Lapad promenade. It looked inviting so I sat down. I had the local oysters, chickpea biscuit, the(…)

Dobrodošli (Welcome) to Dubrovnik!

Dobrodošli (Welcome) to Dubrovnik!

This year’s travels takes me to a part of Europe that I have not visited before but I have heard so many good things about….to Dubrovnik. I’m stunned by the number of people, including my traveler friends who have asked, “Dubrovnik??? Why would you want to go there?”  I think to myself, why not! Situated(…)