From Split we took a 4.5 hour bus ride to Dubrovnik, yet again an UNESCO city. (Recognizing a common theme?) The drive was spectacular. To cross from Split to Dubrovnik, one has to cross the Bosnia and Herzegovina border which means a quick stop where everyone gets off to buy cheap cigarettes.

Dubrovnik claim to fame is its old town which is surrounded by the old city wall. We were thinking of climbing the city wall, but the 90 Kuna entrance fee ($15cad) was way too steep for us budget travellers. We opted to just walk around the many steps of old town instead and managed a pretty good view of old town:


The next day, we decided to climb Mount Srd, the mountain that overlooks Dubrovnik.  It turned out to be a really sunny day and it took us about an hour to climb up. There is an old fortress at the top of the mountain , but it is almost completely in ruins and isn’t even worth taking a photo of. The view up however is definitely worth climbing up for, and along the way there are plaques describing the rebirth of Christ. Our guesthouse host told us locals climb Mount Srd every Easter. There is also a gondola up the mountain, but it costs 10 Euros and its only for the lazy (or sick, or young).

View of Dubrovnik old city from Mount Srd:

Dubrovnik old city

After that hike we headed to the bus station to catch the bus to Montenegro.


Hong Kong. Travel. Climb. In that order.

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