It gets better and better each day of this adventure. Dubrovnik Croatia is a sleepy town whose principal economy rests on tourism. Therefore, they work 9 months out of the year and off for three months. Everyone in this small town know each other because the population of locals is so small. This new country is only 21 years old. In the 1600s they built the walls in case of war but it wasn't until 1991 that Dubrovnik was attacked by the Serbs when it wanted to be liberated. However, because of the monetary contributions of American and Australian Croatians, they were able to afford artillery to fight back at which time the Serbs realized it may not be their war to win.
I was very impressed with the warmth of the ones we did come in contact with. I wouldn't mind living in this mediterranean town with its rich history, blue green seas and laid back people.
We went to a little farmhouse where they explained how olive oil is made, where the figs are so sweet and they served this orange rind that was so delicious!
These people are proud to have what enough they have not really wanting more and more that the whole town predominantly owned Yugos, the cheapest cars, to get them from point A to point B. There were a lot of them zipping around! Lol!
Trivia: after the attack it was decided that when the houses were rebuilt, every house would have orange tile roof. Hmm if I can move my house there it would already have that!
Learned a few words too:
Dobra dan - hello
Hvala(sp?) - thanks
Koliko costa? - how much does it cost?
TILL MY NEXT RANT... Love one another!