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“You must try Dubrovnik before you go home…” So sang Liza Minelli in the Broadway classic, “Ring Them Bells” about a globetrotting young woman who leaves in search of love.

In the past I’ve sent photos taken in Croatia — in Split, Trogir, Hvar and Dubrovnik. This photo is from Dubrovnik, the Jewel in the Crown of the Dalmatian Coast.

This region of the Dalmatian Coast was inhabited as far back as the Stone Age. During the early Christian era a village flourished on top of a nearby mountains. The term “old town” refers to a settlement that was established at Dubrovnik in the 7th century, and which since the medieval times has been a walled city. It is possible to climb to the top of the massive walls and see the city from the level of the roofs. It costs 20 Croatian Kuna (HRK), or between three and four dollars for the opportunity do the perimeter of the city. The views are spectacular, but the 90-minute walk can be an exhausting venture — especially in the hottest days of the summer. The views include the spectacular Adriatic sea, and the countless medieval buildings. Here a workman was trudging up the staircase, presumably to do repairs.

Regards to my friends at Trekearth.

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