Monday, October 29, 2012

See it Now.

And finally, the Pearl of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik. Formerly the Republic of Ragusa, the modern city's name is derived from the once huge swaths of oak groves covering the hillsides. You can get a slight sense of the dark green patches that must have once run down all the way to the sea. Croatia joins the EU in 2013, which means that the thousands and thousands of tourists deposited daily into Dubrovnik by cruise ship, plane and bus will only increase. But if Dubrovnik could recover from the 1991 bombardment by Serbian forces, I'm sure it can survive some German tourists in sandals and black socks.

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