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A friend who had a cruise in the Mediterranean last 2011 told me it was a great experience for her and to her whole family having a cruise in this part of the planet. One of the cities they visited was Dubrovnik, Croatia. Even before my friend told me about this city, it is already included in my places-to-see.

The Old Port of Dubrovnik, Croatia. You can see the walls of the city and one of  its gate in this photo.


I just waited for the right time when I can find a cheap trip going to Croatia. I waited months and almost 2 years and finally, it did happened. Last January, I found this cheap trip to the Balkan Peninsula. One of the places included in that travel is Dubrovnik. I did not wait too long but immediately booked the trip before it will be totally sold-out. I was lucky because there are still some seats available. When I booked the trip, I was also asked if I will also buy a travel insurance for that holiday. I declined because I already browsed one at Down Under Insurance. If you are patient enough, sometimes, you can really find cheap travel insurance.   Read more… »

I can’t still believe that I visited the capital of Croatia lately.  Yes, I was in Zagreb and I am happy and contented to explore this city for some hours. We actually had a tourist guide during  our sightseeing. After that, we were given  more than one hour to explore it ourselves.  During my walk around the city, I landed in a beautiful park. There is a fountain in that park and I took some pictures of it. I also found more  water fountains for gardens while we were taking a tour around the city of Zagreb.

A fountain somewhere in Zagreb. It is not too far from the Ban Jelacic Square. You can also see a gazebo at the background.

The trees around this park are still not bearing leaves but the grasses on the ground are turning to  green already.

Zagreb, the capital and the largest city of the Republic of Croatia is worth to see if you have the chance to visit  there.

It reminds me of home when I see coastal places like this. Yes Dubrovnik! I finally stepped on your beautiful soil! Well, not really soil because I walked on almost cemented ground in this beautiful coastal city. Dubrovnik is truly a lovely place. I cannot compare it with the many places and cities I visited in Europe and other continents in this world because it also has its own uniqueness and beauty.

That was quite a long trip yesterday from our hotel in Biograd going to Dubrovnik but it was all worth it. Considering the road condition, it is also not possible to drive faster because not all roads we drove through are not highways but back roads. I am still thankful because I experience this fantastic city in Adriatic Sea coast of Croatia. More travel experiences  when I  return home from my trip.  I have to say goodnight now.   I have to wake-up tomorrow for another day trip to Albania. I am quite excited! Take care everyone! Goodnight Europe and have a wonderful one to all!

View of the city of Dubrovnik near the bridge. This bridge looks like the Yokohama bridge in Japan. Taken last April 12, 2013 during our visit.
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