To refer to a city as the Jewel of the Adriatic implies grandeur second to none and such is definitely the case when describing Croatia’s 1300-year-old city of Dubrovnik. A Mediterranean climate, affordable prices, history, which dates back centuries and endless sightseeing venues, certainly make this a city worth visiting.
Immediately upon my arrival I was impressed with the quaintness and cleanliness of this former Yugoslavian city. My hotel was a ten minute walk from the old city, where most of my time was spent. Entrance is through the Pile gate, which once protected this strategic, maritime stronghold. Zigzag streets of cobblestone are safe for pedestrians and are lined with shops, which feature souvenirs, restaurants and crafts made by local artisans.