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Dubrovnik: Croatia's walled city

Waking up at 5am

Hundreds of people roamed the streets, even during the night. Altough the busy atmosphere added to the overal feel of the town, it was sometimes unpleasant to be around so many people every hour of the day. I wanted to admire the beauty of the archicture surrounding me and was determined to photograph it without any obstacles in the way. What seemed an impossible task is actually very possible indeed, in the early hours of the morning when all the tourists are tucked away in bed. By waking up at 5am, I had the entire town to myself. Actually, the cats had captured the town all to themselves, wandering the streets in peace without contastant irritation from the tourists. It was well worth waking up this early, to experience the town being eerily silent and deserted; it was a stark contrast to the town during the day.

After photographing the town for a couple of hours, I was lucky to catch the locaks setting up their market stalls at 7am. It was a delightful experience mingling with the locals and trying some local fuits and veg. I must say that their grapes taste very different to the ones in the UK!

Restaraunt Recommendation

Lady Pi Pi was one of my favourite restaraunts. A blend of delcious food, along with magnificient views of the old town and modest prices made our visit splendid. I decided to chose the sea food platter with my friend as I wanted to taste a wide range of sea food to see which one one I liked. This would be cheaper than trying out differentt dishes separately. The platter cost only 150kn which is roughly £15.

The Legend of the Maskeron

At the entrance to the old town of Dubrovnik after you have passed Pile Gate, if you look hard enough you will find a Gargoyle head on the left. The wall above it is notceable dirty with the touch of thousands of hands. According to ancient legend, whoever manages to balace on the stone and remove thier top will be lucky in love. I did a good job managing to balance on the stone which few manage to do, but I kept falling when trying to remove my top. You can view my attempts in my vlog which will be posted soon!

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