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Dubrovnik, Croatia


You have three hundred words to justify the existence of your favorite person, place, or thing. Failure to convince will result in it vanishing without a trace. Go!

Stoned walls with stunning views that fall into the blue Adriatic Sea. Walls enclosing houses, ancient and beautiful monasteries, churches and palaces. Little steep streets at the sides of the main avenue paved in marble. A seaport. No cars. No noise of traffic. You’re transported to centuries ago. Dubrovnik really doesn’t need a justification to exist. The ancient walled city has survived enduring a lot during his long existence to win a place among the wonders of this world. I have been there in summer when the tourist season is high and in winter when the city is calmer. I love the city when is not so crowded of tourists and visited by huge cruisers, because one of its charms is the quietness and the peace you experience when you cross the gates and you find the main street or Stradun, clean and bright , with its little shops in the arched doors of the houses at both sides and its monuments.

I love all those cities in the Croatian Adriatic coast that offers you art, history, a stunning nature beauty and great places to enjoy the transparent sea, the islands, the rivers and the mountains. I like its friendly people. I love the little corners you can find in them to spend time calmly enjoying a cup of coffee, a beer or a good meal or simply having a good conversation with your friends.


Do or Die.


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Journalist. In my fifties. I've worked for 26 years in a newspaper in Spain. I worked for two years as a stringer and correspondent in the US, and went as a special envoy to other places like the Balkans. Sea lover. Avid reader. Classic Music enthusiast.

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  1. I just read about the Adriatic sea and its beauty in Dan Brown’s Inferno and now I am tempted to see Dubrovnik.
    Thank you for sharing !


    • It’s worth it . But I recommend you to go by yourself and avoid organized touristic tours, you’ll enjoy much more the charm of the place


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