English Muffin on Dalmatian Coast

Dubrovnik Ramparts

Angela Barket is a British Expat living in Florida, where she enjoys sunny days and good cooking. But her vigilant heart doesn’t allow her to stay on one spot for too long. A few years ago, she went on a daring adventure along Croatian coast.

In the summer of 2007, I was living in Brussels and my two friends and I challenged ourselves to backpack along the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia and across to Italy in just 7 days.

Could we do it? It was tight, but heck yeah we did it and we had the best time!

We flew from London to the hot tourist destination of Dubrovnik where we spent 2 full days visiting this wonderful ancient City. They call it the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’ and I know why – I was completely blown away by it’s historical beauty. We chose to stay in the YMCA Youth Hostel a mile or two out of the center. Although I wouldn’t stay in a youth hostel today, in my younger years, I remember we were pleasantly impressed by its cleanliness and facilities.

On our first day, we ventured inside the City Walls through the ‘Old City Gate’ to encounter simply the most breathtaking architecture i’ve ever seen. Within a moment, we were walking along ‘Stradun Main Street’ where there are handfuls of shopping boutiques, gelato shops, cafes, and gift shops.

The ‘Clock Tower Arch’ in the this picture is always the eye catcher, as it stands strong as one of Croatia’s most treasured Monasteries. The City itself has stood the test of time since the 7th Century and proudly showcases its scars from a war that’s hard to believe was only 20 years ago. Read more.

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