Croatia at last! This was one of the countries we had on the “for sure” list. Although our timing was perfect for beach weather, it also coincided with sweltering heat, cruise ship hordes, high prices and limited availability.
Still, Dubrovnik — at least the section of old town that we visited — was easily one of the more stunning cities we’ve visited so far. Towering walls, white stone streets polished smooth, dramatic fountains and steps, narrow winding alleys… it all feels a little unreal.