The last few days in Dubrovnik have been lovely. Days of feasting and festing have worn me out, but it was all worth it. The first day was the rehearsal dinner--we sailed to a nearby island about 45 minutes away from the main port & then dined beneath the stars on an old fort site. The octopus risotto (at least that's what I think it was) was AMAZING!
The next day we toured the Old City, a walled-in town with tons of charm and great views as we walked the city wall. This is a cruise ship destination and we could have picked a different day to tour around--the wall, the main plaza, everywhere was pretty crowded (ala Times Square) and it was hot hot hot, but the views: priceless.
Then there was the main event: the wedding! Held in a beautiful old church in the middle of the Old City--done in both Croatian and English--It was so lovely to see all the people: an amazingly diverse group-
The bride was stunning & the groom didn't look too bad himself :) -- And then it was time to party. We walked to the highest fortress where the reception was held and wow! That's about the time I stopped taking pictures because there was eating and drinking and dancing to do--all of which kept us busy until 2am, but I hear the reception didn't end until almost 4am. The bride's grandmother was one of the last ones to leave the dance floor! Good good times.
Yesterday was another short sailing trip to a nearby island where some of us swam or did cliff dives or just tried to regain our equilibrium with some food and drink.
What an awesome time. Now off to the next destination for a couple of days before heading back to real life.