Kat and Amalia, our seasoned locals, decided to head to an outdoor cafe and enjoy a coffee. Jeff stayed with them. After two weeks in Dubrovnik, he was starting to blend in as a regular. As for the Irishman and myself, the Old Town was new news for us and we wanted to see it. All of it. The best way to see the entire city is to walk it. We had just spent the morning walking through the cobblestone streets, making lefts and rights, getting lost and found and now it was time to walk the perimeter of the Old Town, a highly recommended tourist attraction in Dubrovnik.
Window looking out on Dubrovnik.
Ahhh the Adriatic.
We were not alone but we decided the timing was best since it was the end of the day and the sun wasn't as strong. With a little over an hour until closing time, we paid the 70 kuna to the disgruntled employee who told Andy to put his shirt back on. They say it takes 2 hours to walk the walls. Andy and I did it in 45 minutes. And we didn't race through it. We stopped to take some photos, take in the view and of course, heckled other tourists to take our photo.
Boats. Boats. And more boats.
The red roof landscape.
The walls were first built in the 13th century but didn't provide much protection during the Balkan War. Most of these roofs were destroyed and have been renovated since then. To read more about it the early history of the Old Town, click here. To see more goofy pics of "team Kandy" a nickname coined after our little adventure, goofing around the perimeter of Dubrovnik, scroll on down.
Towards the northern perimeter of the city walls, we spotted something. The smell of the wood burning oven lured us. This is where we will be having dinner, Andy and I decided. Just have to convince the group to follow their nose and trust our sense of smell. From afar, I thought the sign read "Lady Gi Gi" and Andy insisted it was "Pi Pi" with a pronunciation that made us giggle like little kids. It couldn't be. Turns out, Andy was right.
Stay bitten ;)