After 6 weeks of working in Rome, it was time to move on and become a backpacker again, and it was time to head to Croatia. A friend of mine and I decided that we would start in Split and then head to Dubrovnik. I must admit, we booked this trip without really knowing anything about the country or the cities we were heading to.
We had a 7:00am flight from Rome to Split and slept the entire way! Once we landed, we went straight to the Beach Hostel and checked in and went directly to the beach. We basically spent the entire day sleeping at the beach. The next two days consisted of the exact same thing!
Due to availability, we had to move hostels and went to the Adria to celebrate the 4th of July. This hostel had a bbq and I gathered the other 3 Americans that were there (and the Canadian I am traveling with) and made some delicious food!
We had to take a 8:00am bus into town to catch a 9:15am bus to Dubrovnik. We missed our stop and ended up having to walk about 15 minutes back to the bus station with our luggage. Needless to say, this was not a good start to the day. We made our bus and we were off for a 4 hour adventure south. What we didn’t know, is that the drive took us into Bosnia for a bit of a pit stop. Of course, we got an ice cream and took a selfie to prove we were there!
The long day of buses and more buses did not stop when we entered Dubrovnik. We had to take a local bus to get to our hostel called Hostel Marker Dubrovnik Old Town and we were greeted by the nicest man ever. We checked in and once again, went straight to the beach. We did a bit of the proper touristy walking around and I must say, Dubrovnik is one of my favorite cities thus far.
We didn’t plan on doing anything but our suite mate let us know that it was his birthday. Obviously, we had to partake in the festivities and keep our first day in Dubrovnik going. We went to an awesome restaurant called MOA and had a wonderful dinner. Then the evening really started. We decided to do our own little bar crawl and went to Nonenina for their specialty drinks, The Gaffe Irish Pub for some beers and then ended the night at Sky Bar for lots and lots of dancing! The day started at 7:30am and ended up 5:00am.