Dubrovnik On The Rocks

This is not your typical tale of Dubrovnik.  I don’t plan to tell you of the history, as I would not do it justice.  I just want to share a special place I found, that I think you may enjoy.

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The skyline of this small walled city is filled with russet tiled roofs, set against the soft blue sky.  We walked the seaside half of the perimeter of the wall that fortifies this city.

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Before our visit, I had heard about a bar on the cliffs, where you could relax at the foot of the sea.  We were determined to find this place, though we didn’t have a name or exact location.  While traveling the wall, we spotted the bar, but couldn’t figure out how to get to it.

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The challenge of finding it and the victory of getting there adds to the fun of this place.  Dubrovnik is a bit of a labyrinth of cobblestone streets, passageways and dead ends.  We asked around for directions and were able to find the entrance, which was a small unassuming stone archway.  An empty table was waiting for us, right at the water’s edge.  We could have had coffee or tea, as it was eleven in the morning, but we decided to savor some of the local beer.

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Once we showed our drinking prowess, our very cute Croatian waitress offered us the bottle from behind the counter.  Pretty much a Croatian version of moonshine.  Somehow my inhibitions don’t make it into my suitcase when I’m packing for vacation, so I downed my glass.  It burned, but the setting in which we were partaking made everything go down smooth.   We spent about an hour here, marveling at the natural beauty surrounding us.

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I couldn’t tell you the name of this hidden treasure tucked on the side of the cliff. In fact, I’m not sure it even has a name. You’re just going to have to find it yourself when you get there. My only advice is when you are in Croatia you must experience Dubrovnik, on the rocks.

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