Saturday 13 October 2012 - Saturday 13 October 2012
Caught our bus this morning, right on time as usual. The buses run here like clockwork. Thank God we haven't been two minutes late yet. It was a very nice bus ride through the mountains to Dubrovnik. The two cities are only about 2 hours drive apart. First things first, we have scouted out a laundromat right by our apartment. Because we couldn't check in for a few hours it was laundry time! This is a very good thing because when you choose your clothes based on which ones smell the least, that's not such a good thing (although, we have been washing some clothes by hand along the way). One thing about Europe is it is not cheap to have your laundry done and self serve laundromats are few and far between. So this is the laundromat from heaven! Linda and I we're both happy doing the wash and eagar to put some clean clothes on. Coin laundromats are not common in these areas, this one we found was opened by a guy from Vancouver who had similar problems while travelling. It wasn't cheap, about 80 bucks to do all our clothes.
After laundry we checked into our apartment inside the walls of old town Dubrovnik. After changing we headed out for lunch and then for a walk around the walls which surround the city. Got some very nice views from the walls.
After that we headed for a drink at the Buza bar, located on the cliffs outside of the city walls on the Adriatic Sea. Unfortunately the drink was quick as a mini tornado came ripping through. It was a little scary as the waiters were trying to get people out. Later we saw the aftermath in the town as large patio umbrellas were snapped like twigs. All the cafes were cleaning up the damage that this quick storm caused. Check out where the umbrella is in one of the photos.
The weather calmed down later and we finished the night checking out the old town and having dinner.