Heart Fluttering Romance of Dubrovnik

magicaldubrovnikDubrovnik is my favourite because of how romantic and utterly gorgeous it is. I had dinner at an absolutely amazing seafood restaurant right on the water. On the lovely walk back to the boat I stopped to watch a jazz duo playing by the fountain. People started dancing in the streets to it; gathering around, bopping along, smiling, laughing, eating gelato . . .

Right upon entering the main square of Dubrovnik is Onofrio’s Fountain. From it flows pristine clean water that you’re able to drink from or fill up your water bottle with. This was an absolute breath of fresh air since I had been so used to buying bottled water in the rest of Europe to avoid possible contaminants. I sat at the fountain every evening to watch my surroundings: couples holding hands, musicians gallivanting about, stars sparkling in the navy sky, and torches burning bright on the tall city walls.

The cobblestone streets are clean, shiny, and slippery. There are so many dogs and cats on the loose around town. They all look so cute and friendly too; especially when you’re sitting enjoying some gelato and you look down and see a smiling puppy at your feet.

There’s a gelato shop right by Onofrio’s Fountain that gave me half price ice cream every time I went in. My mom gave me a key necklace for graduation, and every time I went in he referred to me as “the girl with the key!” Also right by the fountain is a gargoyle protruding out of the wall. The legend is that a long time ago, a man stood on the gargoyle with his shirt off and then fell in love with the next woman who walked by. The gargoyle has since eroded a lot so there isn’t much room left at all to balance on it, but there are many people that still try and manage to get their shirt off, too.

I wish I could import a photo of what I’m looking at right now as I write this from the top of the boat. The harbour is twinkling and sparkling in the nighttime.

Sometimes just taking a photo doesn’t capture the magic. The magic is being in the moment.

12 thoughts on “Heart Fluttering Romance of Dubrovnik

  1. My first time in Dubrovnik I was 15 with a group of likewise-aged soccer players, so the romance aspect of it did not occur to me. It has since then, though. . . ;o)

  2. Hello, thanks for visiting my blog. I like this post as I lived/worked here for three months a few years ago. I hope you had the chance to try their wine thats made from the grapes Postup and Dingač and only grown in the area in the whole world! Also did you try the lamb Pekka? (lamb cooked under the bell also squid pekka)! And so many more traditional delights. It’s worth going back and seeing a few of the islands. It’s such a beautiful country, I can’t recommend it enough! :)

    • Hello! Thanks for your comment – I, too, am in love with Croatia. I did Croatian island sailing for about 10 days before anchoring in Dubrovnik! Love love loved it all. <3

  3. Loved your photos here :) My friends and I went to Dubrovnik this summer, this post is bringing back good memories :) And other places in Croatia that you’d recommend? Thanks for sharing ^^

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