My first glimpse of Croatia came from the Adriatic Sea, early on a sunny summer Sunday morning. Misty mountains in the distance took shape, eventually revealing Dubrovnik, a beautiful, historic city in the south of Croatia. The city, the scenery, the surrounding coastline, and the people exceeded all expectations. (The food - not so much.)

Dubrovnik is an amazing city to walk. Not long ago, bombs were falling on the town, buildings were being destroyed daily - with the exception of a few signs of shrapnel damage on building walls, you'd never know that there had been a war here so recently. Thankfully peace has arrived, and the old town has been beautifully restored.

A short distance north, we found Korcula, another beautiful seaside retreat. Winding historical streets, cold clear water and a warming sun welcomed us, leading us to extend our stay to soak it all in.

Dubrovnik From Above
Korcula at Sunrise
Wooden Boat at Sunrise
Bullet Holes in the Wall
Birds Circling a Church
Crowded Beach Banje
Crystal Clear Water
Dubrovnik Church Dome
Geometry in Real Life
Green Grapes on a Vine
Rugged Coastline
Sprawling Wall Flowers
View of Croatian Mountains from Adriatic Sea
View of Orange Tile Roof Through Trees
Worn Walkway
Air Dried Laundry
Alley Staircase
Croatian Flag
Empty Curving Road
Empty Outdoor Restaurant
Jadrolinija Ferry Near Korcula
Korcula, Croatia
Korcula Skyline
Looking Back at Dubrovnik
Orange Tile Roofs
Postcards For Sale
Sailing Boat
Shells in a Fish Net
Winding Alley
Window Sunset