Friday, June 14, 2013


We were supposed to go to Athens the day after Izmir but there was a 24 hour strike of transportation and public services.  Because this would cancel any type of excursions in Athens we had an unplanned sea day.  After 3 days in busy ports, it was like waking up and finding out you have a snow day.  A totally unplanned for free day.  In place of that port, we were going to go to Dubrovnik, Croatia the following day. 

I don't know if I had any thoughts about what it would be like.  The only thing that popped into my head was war.  But Dubrovnik is a beautiful city and thanks to April who should become a travel consultant (she arranged our Livorno tour) we  saw Dubrovnik and also Bosnia-Herzegovina where we went to a monastery where the Monks make wine.  Of course, another wine tasting.

The streets looked like you would have them in your entrance hall and they were that clean too.

Once again the narrow streets and high steps.
The views were breathtaking.

Our great touring group, a perfect blend!

The monastery

Inside the monastery.

The wine tour

We stopped at an outdoor market on our way to lunch

Lunch in Bosnia, huge portions, small prices

We broke down and bought one picture from the cruise.
It was taken as we disembarked in Dubrovnik -  a good memory.

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