Dubrovnik at night

The Dalmatian Coast

Once finally getting through the border towards Croatia, I stopped in a small town about 20km after called Cavtat. Initially I was supposed to stay in Lapad, right next to Dubrovnik, but after the whole adventure at the border I just stopped in the first place I could find. And I was very happy I did. 

The view from my guesthouse in Cavtat
The view from my guesthouse in Cavtat

Cavtat is a small little seaside town which as opposed to Dubrovnik, it feels quite chilled out with a lot less tourists. It’s full of little restaurants by the sea and a boat goes every 30 minutes to Dubrovnik for only a few euros.

Cavtat
Cavtat

So that’s exactly what I did in the morning after breakfast – I boarded one of these boats and spent the day going around Dubrovnik, remembering my visit there when I was only 12 or 13. It’s still a beautiful place, but it’s definitely busy. The streets are teeming with tourists and when a cruise ship is in town, it gets even busier.

Dubrovnik viewed from the city wall
Dubrovnik viewed from the city wall

I got back to Cavtat around 5pm and from there I drove to Lapad, for one more evening in the area. I had spotted a few places I wanted to try for some evening photographs so I checked into the hotel and then drove up the coast above Dubrovnik to wait for the blue hour (picture above in the header).

Arriving in Dubrovnik by boat
Arriving in Dubrovnik by boat

The next day I spent it driving along the coast checking out the small villages and towns along the way, making my way towards the start of the highway going inland. I briefly passed through Bosnia and Herzegovina which is quite funny because you are driving through it for only about 15 minutes. Once on the highway, I headed towards my next stop the Plitvice Lakes National Park.

The border between Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina
The border between Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina

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