Dubrovnik Diaries – Through the Gate

I’m not giving in to the hype. I’ve seen white stone before. I’ve seen the orange rooftops. I’ve seen walls. I’ve seen the Adriatic. I won’t be swayed by Dubrovnik. I’ll be objective – see all her short comings, and call her out on every single one. I won’t be swayed by Dubrovnik.

Oh well. From my first glimpse of the town through the airport shuttle – the old walls gently draped around the town’s shoulder, the boats, looking like playthings from that distance, sitting in neat rows in the marina, and the water, a sharp blue expanse that met the sky somewhere along the way – to the minute I walked through the Pile Gate, past the street artists sitting at the corner selling local silhouettes, and the UNESCO board with a map pinpointing shrapnel damage suffered during the war, into the old town, I knew being ‘objective’ was out of the question. These white stones were different.

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12 thoughts on “Dubrovnik Diaries – Through the Gate

  1. Ha ha! How we were disappointed that Dubrovnik had to be cut out from itinerary… I loved Croatia, more than I thought I would. I want to come back!!!

    otherwise, trust India was a wonderful trip – are u back home?

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