Last Saturday a friend mentioned she was maybe going to Croatia over the next weekend and invited us along. On Wednesday we confirmed and booked the trip, leaving the next day. I think that is the most last minute holiday I have ever taken. I thought I would do the ‘in numbers‘ post.
1,297| Approximate kilometres travelled.
3 | Times we stopped to look for wild asparagus on the roadside (after spotting locals walking with it).
0 | Number of asparagus spears found.
35,000 | Estimated number of Christian Youths who descended on Dubrovnik Old Town the only full day we had in the city (the old town is pretty small!). Along with torrential rain. It did mean that we didn’t feel guilty lazing around until 11am in the beautiful house we stayed in and then we promptly headed to a restaurant for lunch.
1,940 | Metres of Dubrovnik’s city walls we walked around (that is all of it). If you go to Dubrovnik this is the one thing that you must do, it gives a great overview of the city and the chance to look in locals windows.
1 | Pretend band created – known as the Sea Shanties. The rest of the weekend involved creating album covers, solo album spin-offs, song titles, etc (sometimes it is good to just be a little bit silly).
2 | Times we visited the Wine Bar Razonoda. If you find yourself in Dubrovnik I’d definitely suggest going here, it has a relaxed atmosphere and is pretty stylish but the best part is the manager/sommelier Hrvoje.
246 | Estimated number of times “In your face” (a form of insult – according to Google – used by the Croatian’s) was used by the group plus the one time it was used by the Hrvoje wine bar, thus confirming Google’s accuracy (I guess).
36 | Estimated times I commented on the amazing smell of the neroli trees.
23 | Estimated times that Game of Thrones was mentioned. If you don’t know, part of the series is shot in the city. Actually we didn’t see any mention of tours or much reference to the series except for a mention in a tourist newspaper.
Mostly our weekend involved eating and driving and it was pretty darn good despite not always amazing weather.
Check out more iphone pictures on my Facebook page. I’ll share some more ‘real’ pictures later, although with the downpour of rain I didn’t take too many!