Ready to set sail to the island of Hvar in the Dalmatian Islands.
Travelling light in Dubrovnik.
Travelling light in Dubrovnik was very easy. I arrived by plane the first time and caught a local bus to Pile Gate - the entrance of the Old Town. From here it was probably a 15 minute walk to my accommodation inside the city.
It was pretty busy with a lot of tourists, so I was pleased that I was able to carry my bag on my back and make my way through the crowds. I was also relieved not to be lugging a suitcase over the cobblestone streets and up the many steep stairs.
Arriving and departing by ferry was also very easy. I caught a bus from just outside Pile Gate that took me to the port. I did manage to get myself a wee bit lost, but backtracking wasn`t an issue since my load was light.
I was in Dubrovnik on May 1st, so it was still spring. I needed all my layers and my rain poncho. An umbrella would have been helpful, but I survived. The days were generally fine and warm but extra layers were needed early morning and later in the day.
If Dubrovnik is on your list of places to visit, don`t put it off. It is a lovely city to explore for two to three days, and you can easily add daytrips to other regions close-by. Dubrovnik is a safe city for a solo female traveller.
It's definitely a place I'd love to go back to and just sit at one of the bars perched on the wall edges, watching the cruiseliners coming in and out, listening to the babble of conversations from languages around the world, and the sun setting over the Adriatic Sea. Heaven!
Next stop? The Dalmatian Islands... click on the link below to follow more of my travels.