The Hotel President was a couple of miles from the walled city
of Dubrovnik. It was fantastic setting with the hotel slopping
down toward the water. Elevators went diagonally down (and up)
the hill. It was a lot easier to walk the stairs. The
hotel had really nice rooms overlooking the Adriatic Sea and the best
buffet meals of the trip. We had to compete with a large group
that stayed at the hotel for the Special Olympics.
We stayed three nights in Dubrovnik. Our first
morning was a tour of the walled
city. It was raining again and
the streets were empty. You just have to see the pictures.
We had a personal tour of the Fanciscan
Monastery and the third oldest pharmacy
(1317) in Europe. It was operated by the monks. 3,000
people live inside the city walls.
Some special places we visited included: Rector's
Palace, the Cathedral,
and St. Ignatius Church.
The only drawback with no crowds, we could not walk the city wall because of the
wind and rain. But the streets, churches and other buildings had
We had a wonderful pasta meal at Domino
Restaurant. We were treated with extra wine - nice touch in the
In the afternoon we went to Cavtat.
Returned to our hotel for dinner, attended a private Folklore dance
and music show and returned to the walled city for a classical music concert at
St. Saviour's Church that was in front of Little Onofrio's Fountain.
The next day was a full day to visit the country of Montenegro
(officially Serbia & Montenegro).
Lakes National Park