Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Dubrovnik by night #1
By night the walled Old Town comes alive with bustling open air restaurants which is remarkably affordable (Au$35 seafood dinner for two in the main square). The kittens hover around your table hoping for scraps, and a local dog who seems to be everyone's pet makes his night bed on a couch out the front of a divine outdoor bar. The town lights up with antique street lights and locals eat at small tiny outdoor restaurants where only one table fits in the alleyway. An orchestra plays as part of a festival and musicians stroll the streets with musical cases in hand.
By late at night the whole town becomes deserted with a few residents shuffling there way through the ancient city and sliding into doorways to their homes. This is the most magical time to stroll the city - well lit with many back lanes to explore its incredibly safe and romantic and perfect for a midnight stroll.