Wow, day 7! That means we've already been in Europe for a week. And what a week it has been so far... Our authentic Italian day in Tuscany, our perfect day in Ferrara, the art and exhaustion of Venice and the ship. You should check out our earlier blogs if you have no idea what I am talking about. But, today we went back to Dubrovnik.
Last year in Dubrovnik, we took the cruise sponsored shuttle into the old town. This year we decided to save some money and attempt local transport. The verdict? It is pretty cheap at 15 kuna (about $2.50) but they really like to fill their buses to the brim in Croatia. The other downside: you have to change money or get some out of the ATM before boarding. There is a change money stand handy to a bus stop, but an ATM is a tad harder to get to. So, the bus can be a bit more walking.
Once in the city, our dinner partners that were touring with us were interested in a new attraction: the 3D history of Dubrovnik. Well, you know us, we are game for any history thing. This turned out to be a water/hologram presentation, and then a 3D history movie. The first part was a really odd laser light show, interspersed with a film featuring folk dancing and a woman singing while wearing a toga. The second part was better, but the history was pretty sanitized. For the price, I wouldn't say it was worth it, but if you knew no history of Dubrovnik whatsoever, it might be beneficial. We were also with a family that had teenage girls who liked this computer thing at the end that let you make your own e-card. (Photo of my e-card is coming)
The rest of the agenda included walking the walls of the city again, and taking the cable car up to the top of the mountain. Both produced amazing views. I think Dubrovnik might be one of the most photogenic ports in the world. The weather was beautiful, and the sun was really sparkling off the water. After a little shopping and a super-crowded bus ride, we were back on the ship.
Highlights of the rest of the day:
1. The Italian menu at dinner. The spaghetti and meatballs were great, and the main courses were the best we'd had thus far. An apple crepe and limoncello topped off the meal.
2. Losing trivia with our dinner partners (we came in second place for two games!). It may sound crazy, but it was the most fun we've had at trivia.
3. Seeing "Moonrise Kingdom" under the stars on deck. Great, quirky movie!