Walking the walls of Dubrovnik

Maggie and I have now returned to London after spending a fortnight in Croatia, mostly on a coach tour with Insight Vacations. That tour ended in Dubrovnik, where we spent three full days.

On the third day, we had no Insight-related commitments. With a forecast of possible showers in the afternoon, we decided to devote the morning to a further visit to the old town and its fabled walls. An old knee-injury kept Maggie at street-and-shop-level while I tackled the climb to the top of the city walls and its up-and-down circuit, a task that would take the average person about one hour, including numerous stops to admire the vistas, catch your breath or take photos.

The balance of this post presents most of the photographs I took, in the order that they were taken. I think you will be able to see why this was a highlight of my time in Croatia!

Pilegate: where most visitors climb to the top of the city walls; I entered via the Port gate

Pilegate: where most visitors climb to the top of the walls; I entered via the Port gate, a shorter first climb

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Mission accomplished; now for espresso and some sparkling mineral water!

Mission accomplished; now for espresso and some sparkling mineral water!

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About rmgtravelsandfood

Maggie and I are both in our mid-60s and live in Melbourne, Australia. This blog is devoted to our shared passions for travel and fine dining at home. As cooks, we are skilful and adventurous within a framework of mainly traditional ingredients and techniques, and we aim to prepare nutritious food that looks good and tastes delicious. Our evolving repertoire is influenced by both our travels and Melbourne's vibrant food culture. While we are young enough, our priority travel destinations are overseas, although we do spend a few weekends each year exploring south-eastern Australia. As travellers, we are most comfortable with a combination of organised and independent touring. Our first overseas journey together was to Italy in the northern autumn of 2008. We later travelled in France (2009), Spain (2011), Singapore and Cambodia (2012/13). All trips from 2014 onwards are documented in this blog.
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