Aside from watching them play at the world cup and having one of my favorite flags, I did not know much about Croatia. I think most of us have a vague idea of their political conflicts throughout history but in reality it seems like a distant and rare country to us. Last summer I had the chance to visit this fascinating country as the last stop of my trip around Europe.
I visited a little bit of the Dalmatian coast, like Split, Kotor and Budva but mainly I visited Dubrovnik. It is a magnificent city! The new town is very pretty with a lot to discover but the main attraction is the old town.
One of the top things to do is to go up the ancient Dubrovnik City Walls which go around the town for almost 2 km. Up there you can walk surrounding the city and admiring the view of the Adriatic Sea. Dubrovnik is one of the few cities that still retain its medieval walls in such good shape and appearance. This city which is often called "the pearl of the Adriatic" is so peculiar and unique that it can´t get confused with any other.
In old times, Dubrovnik gained a lot of power from maritime trade. Nowadays the city has become a very popular travel destination. If you happen to be a Game of Thrones fan, then you should know that many scenes where filmed in Dubrovnik´s Old Town ( They have a GOT tour and everything).
After visiting the city I took some time to relax and unwind at the beach.
Croatia is quite different from what I imagined. I did not think it would have such amazing an powerful sceneries all around. I wanted to take pictures everywhere (kind of did). I really hope I can go back and have more time to get to know this country as well as their culture.
Photos by Greta Elizondo and Gabriela Garcia.