Dubrovnik, Croatia

Hi Love Bugs–Sean and I are back home in Florida. Needless to say, we already miss the beauties and spontaneity of Europe. We visited so many amazing places, made wonderful memories, and came back engaged! We couldn’t be happier.  I will dedicate a post to our engagement later on, but as for now I will begin to share with you the amazing places we got to experience one by one. I hope you enjoy it!

Dubrovnik, Croatia is hands down one of the most beautiful AND interesting places I have ever been. Close your eyes, and imagine walking over a 1000-year-old mote, and then passing through a drawbridge wooden door, and finally entering a medieval town where all you see is a circularly enclosed castle with the most beautiful orange tiled roofs. From afar, the small town resembles the castle you imagined while reading Rapunzel as a child. While in Dubrovnik, you MUST MUST MUST walk the walls in Old Town to absorb the history of what was once Yugoslavia. The walls protected the town years ago during times of war, and you can find bullet/cannon holes while exploring. With each step, you immerse yourself into breathtaking views of the Adriatic Sea, and you can’t help but put yourself back to a much simpler time.You also can’t help but imagine you are either Rapunzel or the Little Mermaid in one of the many GORGEOUS grottos. DSC_0504It is no shock Dubrovnik is known as the Pearl of the Adriatic Sea. It was such an amazing feeling to walk the walls of a castle, and stare at the glistening blue waters. The below picture is your first view while walking into the Old Town, and then your second view beginning your walk through the castle walls. Now come on Rapunzel, let down your hair. DSC_0546DSC_0483 DSC_0501DSC_0498DSC_0512DSC_0530DSC_0505Who would have thought structures like this still exist? Being a US Citizen, and reminding myself that the US is only 238 years old was incredibly mind blowing while living and breathing in a place with such history. There is simply NOTHING like this in the United States. I am speechless in describing my thoughts of pure and utter awe during my time in Dubrovnik. DSC_0489 DSC_0497Now this was my Little Mermaid moment. How beautiful is this perfect grotto? The water is crystal clear, and glistens beautifully. You are able to see vistas like this from all over Old Town. There are also many harboring islands, and cliff jumpers to be seen everywhere! Definitely a fun sight to see. DSC_0515 DSC_0514 DSC_0509DSC_0532DSC_0517DSC_0529DSC_0506 The orange tiled roofs also won over my heart. They are just so beautiful against the blues of the sky and ocean. DSC_0486 DSC_0500 DSC_0493Sean proposed the day before in Venice, so of course I was more than happy and excited to take this picture! DSC_0544 DSC_0543 DSC_0526

TAKE ME BACK. I love you, Croatia. I will be back to see all of your 1200 islands.
Until next time, Love bugs!
xoxo Christina

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