It feels like every time I open my computer these days, I’m writing about a different Old Town. While I love visiting them for historical (as well as obvious visual) reasons, I’m usually left feeling slightly annoyed by the crowds of people who share my same love of old cities.
On our most recent Europe trip, Nick and I split up for a few days and ventured separately to different countries; he played a show in Germany and I explored Latvia. While in Riga, I had the opportunity to stay in the 5 star luxury hotel, Gallery Park Hotel and Spa.
Montenegro is one of the most popular day trips from Dubrovnik, and for good reason. Not only is it easily accessible from Croatia, but it’s high mountain peaks and fjords give you a completely different change in scenery.
Having just driven in from Dubrovnik, Nick and I decided to keep our medieval walled city streak alive by making Old Town Kotor our first stop while in Montenegro. The triangular old town, which sits tucked up against the mountains, is much more mellow and quaint than it’s Croatian neighbor.
Along the scenic, windy road around the Bay of Kotor sits a picture perfect little town located on the water’s edge. Perast is tiny, in fact, you could make it from end to end about 10 minutes if you’re walking slow.
I live for one of a kind experiences and ‘off the beaten path hidden gems. The kinds of places that aren’t crawling with tourists, and have have yet to climb the ranks of TripAdvisor. When we were in Montenegro, I stumbled upon such a place.
With it’s turquoise waters, orange rooftops and of course, that medieval wall, Dubrovnik is one of the most beautiful cities I’ve ever seen..
Airing on TV screens in 170 countries, Game of Thrones is most popular show in the world. While the series is filmed in about 7 different countries, Dubrovnik is used to film most of the exterior shots of King’s Landing.
Most people can’t wait to get inside of Old Town Dubrovnik’s city walls, and rightly so. It’s stunning and unique, and just an overall picture perfect little town. Unfortunately with only a 1.
As we were wandering through the back alleys of Old Town Dubrovnik, avoiding the crowds, we came upon a yellow sign, “cold drinks with the most beautiful view.” I don’t think there’s a single phrase that would signal a stronger YES in my heart than that.