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The ferry from Bari took just over eight hours to reach Dubrovnik but this was one form of transport that I wished had taken longer. I was in a private compartment with my own bathroom and eight hours just wasn't long enough to sleep and enjoy the ride. It almost didn't feel like I was on a boat as there was no motion, no waves …
... to the other. No, I didn’t have to be rescued, but about ¾ of the way across, my muscles were protesting loudly that I was no longer the swimmer I had been in my mid teens. Finally arriving at the rocks, I found that there were sea urchins everywhere. For those who don’t know, sea urchins are nasty, spiky little critters that love to impale any part of your body that you are silly enough to touch them with. So I was being very careful with my foot placement. I ...
... to take our picture occasionally. Perfect!
When we made it around the wall (about a mile and a half, I think) we took the stairs back down into (a much more crowded) street. We sought out an Internet cafe, where we purchased first 30 minutes, and then 30 minutes more of WiFi access. The room was air conditioned, and we were able to cool off some while we checked our email, bank balance, FaceBook, etc. Then I posted to the blog the entries I had ...
Another early start to try and see the sights before the people from the cruise ships come ashore. We were given a guided tour of the 16th century walled city. Parts of this were bombed during the Bosnian war which started in 1991 but it has been restored since then. There are about 1000 people still live here behind the walls and on the bottom streets each house has a ...
Our first stop of the day was at Split where we visited Diocletian's
Palace, a fascinating mixture of Roman Palace and subsequent residential
development. An interesting part of the tour of this well preserved
palace was seeing and hearing a Klappa group perform traditional
Croatian music. The lower floor of the Palace is very well preserved due
to having been used as a rubbish dump for centuries, whereas the upper