Photo Review – Dubrovnik Old Town – a World Heritage Site
Dubrovnik - the former city-state of Ragusa has long been on the World Heritage Site - since 1995 in fact. The city is nestled along with a series of cliffs that give way to the small peninsula that formed the 'Singapore of the early renaissance'. The old city has been damaged by earthquakes and the shelling by opposing forces in 1991 however it is meticulously renovated and a joy to look at. The best way to see the city in its' beauty is to walk the city walls and climb up to the fort on the opposing side. It's a good idea to come really early (7.30 AM) or late (6 PM) to have the best light and a little fewer crowds. Thousands of visitors descend onto the tiny old town every single day during summer so prepare for massive crowds of tourists who just want to follow a tour guide and eat ice cream so (it seems!). While staying at the Hilton Dubrovnik I loved spending the later afternoon hours going through the tiny old alleyways and slowly discovering the city. I found the city walls walk quite stunning at sunset. You really feel you can transport yourself into the medieval ages. There are lots of organized tours from walking tours to kayaking to boat tours. I suggest to spend enough time and not do Dubrvonik in one day to take in as much as possible from this 'world wonder'. If you can add the city to your itinerary in the country please do - despite all the crowds.