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Dubrovnik, Croatia


Some places have a magic and Dubrovnik, Croatia makes that list. Situated on the Adriatic Sea where the hills meet the sea, the views are spectacular. The red roofed buildings contrast with the blue sea calming the soul.

Communities tuck into the hillsides accessed by many stairs and a few roads. (Mom you would live close to the water. No stairs!) To get to our house, we walk 316 stairs to our doorstep. Who needs a stair stepper.

We’ve rented a quirky apartment and couldn’t be happier. Our patio offers magnificent views of the peninsula, the bay and the sea. Each morning I’m surprised by the beauty. Grape vines grow in the yard and produce the sweetest purple grapes that I have eaten. I pick them most days. Yum!

The apartment is decorated with dated quirky art work, clocks, and a cabinet filled with liquor glass. I’d love to know the stories behind this stuff. “Grandpa gave this clock to Grandma on their wedding day and Grandma finished this needlepoint just before you were born.” It’s fun to guess the stories. The place is simple, clean and has a powerful shower. That’s all we need.

Bob tried to turn on the lights in the bathroom, but he flushed the toilet instead. It’s an updated version of the Thomas Crapper style toilet, and it’s got a powerful flush.

I’ve been going to the fresh market most days to pick up fruits and veggies. One woman sells her olive oil. I love the rich smooth flavor. I hope she’s back at the market soon. So many little surprises in Dubrovnik.

One week in and we’re settled and starting to explore outside our immediate neighborhood. We walked around the peninsula the other day and have lots more exploring to do. HIstoric Old Town is next.  Stay tuned.

Author: janeelizabethmarko

Jane travels the world with her husband Bob. They are always looking for long-term house sits. Contact Jane if you are planning on traveling and need someone to care for your pets, garden, and home.

15 thoughts on “Dubrovnik, Croatia

  1. really sounds great nd so pretty!

  2. I can feel the serenity in your words. Love experiencing these places through your words.

  3. Dick and I spent a day in Dubrovik when on a cruise. We loved the place. A day was not enough. Enjoy you time.

  4. Wonderful descriptions of your new home in Croatia. What an amazing life you enjoy! LOVE

  5. Especially liked your narrative, it is book worthy

  6. Sounds absolutely heavenly! I wouldn’t want 316 steps however, even though I work out. That is TOO MUCH! But you and Bob hike daily so it must seem natural. I love your posts, Jane. I know this life experience is so very special. Enjoy every moment!

    • Hey Winnie,
      There have been a few times when I look at the stairs and think, “dang. I am tired.” But then I jsut stop thinking and take each step one by one. It helps to not think about it.

      Miss you.


  7. So great as always. Can’t wait to finalize the gems you will leave me on a scavenger hunt for when I arrive at Christmas there but after you both leave. Game of Thrones won’t know what to do with our impacts.

  8. Hello… at the end of your blog it reads “stay tuned”… I have… where did you go? It has been 5 months.

    Are you still traveling?

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