Hotel Villa Nova
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So today we were driving to Dubrovnik, a further 142 miles south. We are now 4 weeks into our trip and we are still heading further away from home! On Friday we will reach Montenegro which will be our furthest point away.
The road to Dubrovnik hugs the coast and it was wonderful scenery everywhere you looked. When we reached a mountainous section, there were lots of fresh fruit stands by the side of ...
... docked in Neum.
Traveled over mountains and through tunnels to the Dalmatian Coast. Temperatures as low as 25 F on entering the tunnel and 45 F on leaving. One tunnel was 4 miles long.
Had our first Croatian meal, veal under the bell.
... out by now, he jumped in the water! (Only from the ladder though, not the top deck, because his ankle was still sore from his fall!) He got in and I got him a beer from the bar so he could join the girls with a drink in the water. I took a few photos, then not long after, they had convinced me to get in, so I grabbed myself a beer and got in as well! It wasn't that warm, but I got used to it by the time I had swum out to where they were sitting, on the rope that was anchoring the boat ...
... to find a spot big enough right by the waters edge. Unfortunately it wasn't long before a wave came high enough to wet our towels, but we made do. It was just nice to be near that amazingly clear water again. We stayed there for a few hours and lapped up the sun. It was definitely a warm day, but the refreshingly cold water kept us cool. We wandered back to the shuttle through the old town. Unfortunately we were at the restaurant a ...
... now and then, we caught sight of the glittering sea. Two cruise ships were in port, so the crowds were almost overwhelming, but we managed to find back streets that we could move in more freely and the prices became more realistic. At night, the city is lit up and a different form of music is being performed in every square and at every restaurant. It is so romantic and truly beautiful. Dubrovnik certainly lives up to ...
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