Monday, October 8, 2012



In the Middle Ages, Dubrovnik was the only city-state in the Adriatic to rival Venice. Dubrovnik's medieval fortifications are best seen from the sea. Pedestrian tourists can walk the old town, but the perspective is "too close" for appreciation.

Croatia's Dalmatian Coast is often called "Eastern Europe's Riviera", and Dubrovnik, the "Pearl of the Adriatic".

After the breakup of Yugoslavia, Dubrovnik was besieged by Serb-Montenegrin forces for about three months. The bombardment of the city was a primary reason that NATO turned against the Serbs, and entered the conflict.

Dubrovnik Skyline, photo by Ruth
Dubrovnik City, photo by Ruth


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