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Day 11: Split to Dubrovnik

October 18: Christmas Eve/Sarajevo-song by Trans Siberian Orchestra

sunny 21 °C

After a restless night we hit the road around 8:45 AM on our way to Dubrovnik. Having to travel there we needed to travel through Bosnia-Herzegonevia (12 miles), of which the capital is Sarajevo (a war torn city from the Homeland Wars where the Christmas Eve song originates). The scenery was stunning as we passed along the coast of Croatia where farms were plentiful until we reach the border.

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We eventually crossed the border into Bosnia and had a rest stop so that we can say that we had boots on the ground in that country. Before the border; however, Croatia is building a bridge to bypass Bosnia and the long lines at the border.

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After passing back into Croatia we travelled for another hour to the city of Dubrovnik, the Pearl of the Adriatic.

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Specifically, we entered the old town which is a medieval fortress with countless churches, shops, cafes, and the Walls of Dubrovnik. We walked down the Stradum, or Great Street, until we reached the church of St. Blasius (saint for ailments related to the throat). As the Game of Thrones was filmed throughout towns and cities in Croatia we had the opportunity to view the "Walk of Shame" stairs.

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We visited the Rectors' Palace for a short visit where we found this unique hand rail. The inside of the palace had many period pieces including may paintings that showed the agony of man.

We left the tour and decided to do the fortress wall where you ascend the walls and then circumnavigate the entire city from above.

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With stops and pictures it took us nearly 1.5 hours to finish the wall and then we headed down for an ice cream cone and then off to the hotel (outside of town).

We were lucky to catch the sunset from the hotel as we finished the night.

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Posted by Argenti Travel 16:20 Archived in Croatia

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