Next Stop. Dubrovnik, Croatia

 II. Dubrovnik, Croatia

From Vienna we flew to Dubrovnik, Croatia to meet up with Fr. Jerry Orbos’ pilgrimage group. They came from Poland, Warsaw and their next stop was Medjugore.

Medjugore is a small City in Bosnia Herzegovina where our Blessed Mother made an aparition in mid 80’s.

There are 2 ways to go to Medjugorje, one is thru Sarajevo and one is thru Dubrovnik. If you think of these countries you’d think it would be dangerous because of the war that broke in the 90’s when Yugoslavia bombed Croatia, Sarajevo & Bosnia.

I was wrong. Very, very wrong.

Dubrovnik is BEAUTIFUL. Beautiful beyond words. I did not expect what I saw when we got there. I was in awe.

We stayed over night before we took the 3 hours bus ride to Medjugorje. But before leaving we had a city tour.

This is the hotel where we stayed.

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And this is the view from our hotel room.

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Not a trace indicated that 10 years ago this was a war zone. People are very warm, happy and friendly. The city is so clean, crisp air and the food is sooo good.

This is the entrance to the city proper coming from our hotel.



And this is the main city street

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The main attraction in Dubrovnik is their old city. They were able to preserved the city. This is where you find shops, restaurants, cafes and this is where the locals mingle with the tourists.

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We were so lucky cos that day when we were there they had festivities inside the Old City. They had a parade and buffet of all kinds of food.

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Dubrovnik is by the coast in the Adriatic Sea. Seafood is abundant and very fresh.

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The locals know how to enjoy their beautiful city. Normally you see them having lunch overlooking the Adriatic sea. Have coffee and wait for the sunset. Very peaceful. Very beautiful. Very laid back and very simple lifestyle. No wonder people there are very happy. You can feel it in their aura.

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The street where our hotel was is very quaint. A very beautiful neighborhood. We had a chance to walk the street cos we went to the neighborhood church to hear mass.

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I would have love to stay longer but we needed to leave for Medjugorje that afternoon. Someday. Definitely one of the places I would like to come back to.

Next post: Medjugorje, Bosnia Herzegovina


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