Dubrovnik: Not just about Game of Thrones - Image Credit BilbyandBear ©
As Ranked by BilbyandBear
Destination: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Interesting website for the city: tzdubrovnik.hr
Is it easy to navigate around? Beyond the city walls you may need to rely on buses. Within the city walls it is straight-forward. Although its a big city, the paths are easy to navigate. 2
Hostels and Hotels (few, many, tons): Plenty to choose from. Dubrovnik is a popular tourist destination. 2
Best part of the city? The city walls that face the Mediterranean Sea. Watch from several meters up as the waves crash against these ancient walls.
Interesting Fact: There was a siege here during the Yugoslavian crises. You'll be able to spot bullet holes on the walls of some buildings.
Is it a good travel destination for young adventures? Yes, and for those who like the outdoors you can do some sea kayaking along the walls of the city. 2
Local university or college: University of Dubrovnik - unidu.hr - and the Dubrovnik International University - iuc.hr
Climate: Exactly what you would expect from a southern European port city - fantastic for the beach.
Would you live there forever? It would be tempting. The Croatian coastline has a lot going for it in terms of weather, food, beaches and lovely cities like Dubrovnik.
Any funny experiences whilst you were there? A local invited me to take a photo of him putting some paprika's onto his BBQ. Really friendly - but I did not get to stay and eat them.
Points: 6 out of 6
Rating out of ten: 10 if you like Game of Thrones, you might (if possible) rate this even higher.
FirstStep.me travel and gap year/year out ranking criteria –
2 points for yes
0 points for no
Max points 6
1. Is the destination easy to navigate around? Yes or No
2. Hostels and Hotels (few, many, tons): 0.5, 1 and 2 points respectively
3. Is it a good travel destination for young adventures? Yes or No