After a breakfast on our beautiful balcony on the outskirts of Dubrovnik, it was time to make the trek by bus to Old Town and traverse the city’s famous walls. Making a loop around the walls (some of which date bake to the 12th century) is a top item on most visitors’ lists. Unfortunately for us, it was already a roasting day by the time we scaled the first steps of many that are required to make the complete loop. Less than a quarter of the way around, we stopped for an iced coffee to cool down and wondered if we would make the rest of the journey.
In the year leading up to our trip to Croatia and Slovenia, Joe and I were asked many times why we had chosen those particular countries to visit. Once we learned a bit about this region of the world, it was an easy decision. The more interesting question is how did we ever find out about these countries in the first place.
After seeing what I thought would be the most breathtaking views of the entire trip at Plitvice, we hopped on a a plane from Zagreb to Dubrovnik. Luckily air travel in Croatia is extremely cheap; Croatia is a small country, but it is very long and Dubrovnik is at the bottom. It had been rainy and foggy during our brief time in Zagreb and Plitvice, so when I saw the sun as we flew into Dubrovnik I was instantly excited.