The difference between Dubrovnik at night and Dubrovnik during the day could not be more pronounced and less welcome. From the moment you step into the old city you are absorbed into the swarm of tourists. You are sucked past the medieval lute band at the entrance and spat out, bewildered and alone, wondering how you have managed to lose your friend so quickly.
The queue for the border crossing into Croatia snakes back with drivers fatalistically settling in for an hours long wait. Our bus driver has no time for this polite but long-winded approach to border crossing so in true Balkan fashion he swerves out into the opposite lane, pulling over abruptly when there is oncoming traffic, only stopping momentarily before speeding off towards the border again.
Dubrovnik is exactly what I expected. This is not a compliment. It is expensive, dull and the kind of place that would be much better if nobody else was there.
Dubrovnik Photos: Travel photos of Dubrovnik old town including the Dubrovnik old city walls, Dubrovnik harbour and Dubrovnik panoramas.