Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Dubrovnik

Our favorite little adriatic seaside town - Dubrovnik.  Hands down.  We loved strolling through the stradun, walking the loooong city walls, sipping posip - a new favorite croatian wine, taking a dip in the ocean and just being beach bums.  
How such a beautiful place was bombed in recent years, I don't know.
Much of the old town has been lovingly restored, but then you pass by a house that did not.  Bullet wholes literally covering entire walls.  The people of Croatia amaze me, having experienced war and regime changes in this lifetime.
They are truly some of the kindest people we have met, filled with life and love for their country, and extremely helpful too.  Their resilience will continue to inspire me.
And their country is darn beautiful too.
today IS a good day.
i would have buns of steel if i lived in dubrovnik.  stairs everywhere.
i asked for an iced coffee.  i got coffee with ice cream, whipped creme and sprinkles.  no complaints here (:

umm... everyone was doing this?  JB said i had to, too.  ?
Coming up, while I'm away in Russia and Berlin.
A guest post from Kelley Maria.
The City walls of Dubrovnik
Trogir, Croatia
Budva & Bay of Kotor, Montenegro

xoxoxox

43 comments:

  1. oops, forgot to email you about berlin...doing that now.

    have i ever told you that my sister, who has been to, like, every euro country, says croatia is hands down her fav? can you believe i've never been? shameful!

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  2. Love the pictures Sarah! The water is so beautiful! :)

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  3. Ok so 1) JBs ghetto lips are perfect. 2) I'm going to start ordering iced coffee everywhere I go in hopes that it's made like that! 3) That beach?? That water?? Simply gorgeous.

    Another post of pics that makes me ooh and aah...I'm so living vicariously through you! We ARE about the same height anyways, so it's basically like we are the same person, right? haha!

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  4. Croatia has been has my must-see list for years now, your photos are gorgeous and reminding why i NEED to go there. Next year I am making it happen!

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  5. the water is so pretty and colorful!! what a pretty place to be. i love that last photo too :) xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

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  6. Your photos blow me away....you and your husband are so pretty (don't let him be offended by that!)...the iced coffee looks delicious...and I now want to visit Croatia!

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  7. Absolutely beautiful...but I think your photography skills make any place look great...even ghetto signs!

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  8. I love the little photo of the clothes hanging up in the window, it's cuteeeee

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  9. Your pictures are beautiful!

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  10. These pictures are stunning - I've always wanted to go to Croatia!

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  11. I was there about 6 years ago and I have to say, it looks even more wonderful now! Great pictures!

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  12. 1. JB's ghetto impression is prob my fave. i think he and i would crack you and nick up.

    2. along those lines, my landlady in Chicago was Croatian, and i do a mean impersonation of her accent.

    3. have i told you lately that you're pretty? cuz you totes are.

    that's all.

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  13. These pictures are.... unbelievable to say the least. I am so jealous!!!

    Belly B :)

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  14. Your pink shorts and blue dress are perfect vacation pieces! I'm so in love with the cut of your blue dress. Also, never have I ever wanted to go to Croatia, but now I do!

    SHF
    thechroniclesofs.blogspot.com

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  15. I want your life more than most things, looks like such a lovely time!! :)

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  16. so gorgggg!!!! i love that blue dress sadiiiieeee!! xoxox love you!!! have so much fun in russia.

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  17. OMG, that ocean is so blue, so pretty! Those pics make me want to go on vacation right now!

    The ghetto picture made me laugh! :)

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  18. Safe travels!! Can't wait to see more pictures.

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  19. I don't know how I haven't found your blog yet, but I really am enjoying it! Beautiful pics!

    http://www.sincerelyarizona.blogspot.com/

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  20. I think Croatia is now a front runner for my {one day} honeymoon...it has beaches and culture, perfection! Have an amazing time in my motherland {russia!}

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  21. oh my gosh. Absolutely lovely.

    Sarah, you are the only person in the blogosphere that I am insanely, bitterly jealous of. Lol!

    Take me with yoouuuuuuu!!!!

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  22. yup i'm in love with your photos :)

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  23. You commented on my blog and it made me jump out of my cube! Yes, I work in a cubicle and dream about being all the places you guys go! Croatia is beautiful but I cannot wait until what you have to say about Russia! I think it will be so fascinating! - Alyssa

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  24. Gorgeous photos darlin! Have an amazing time in Russia, my home town! You're going to love it!

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  25. Did I ever tell you, that I consider to unfollow you every time I visit your blog? All those pretty places you are able to visit - that makes me a little bit jealous...

    Nooo, kidding. :) I love that you share all that with us. And who knows, maybe I'm able to travel that much, too, one day. Fingers crossed.

    You're going to Berlin? Ah, enjoy. Berlin is my most favorite city in the world, I love it so much. Can't wait to see the pictures... :)

    xoxo.

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  26. Absolutely gorgeous pictures, love your blog! Going to start following! xo

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  27. You guys seriously pick the dreamiest locations... and you darling look absolutely G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S in that blue dress!

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  28. The ghetto JB pic makes me laugh. Such beautiful pastels :)

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  29. Wow, that water looks amazing! Your life, ahhh, it truly is a fairytale :) beautiful photos!
    xoxo,Laura

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  30. Wow! That water is fabulous! Love these photos!

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  31. I seriously am SO jealous of all these beautiful trips that y'all get to take. What an amazing opportunity to see so many places! I love the hanging laundry picture...so cute!

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  32. Beautiful! I love the pic of your dress flipping up and jb in front of the ghetto spray paint!

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  33. all these photos are simply gorgeous. what an amazing trip you are having! i never knew croatia was so beautiful.

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  34. oh my goodness. croatia looks incredible! i haven't even thought about croatia that much in my whole life... but it is so beautiful! what fun adventures you two are having :) i love!!

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  35. sweet sarah! has anyone ever called you sarebear? i'm kerrie, so i've always been kerbear...anyways, you are a love and light to me and I feel such tender happiness whenever I visit your little space....

    sweet namaste, my beautiful friend. xoxo

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  36. Looks like a place to visit - as always your photos are beautiful and inspiring, a pleasure to visit your little world and to travel a bit at the same time.

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  37. Great pictures! I love that little sliver of land between the ocean. How amazing would that be?! Take me here (:
    You're such a model with that blue dress blowing in the wind! Stunning!

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  38. Love love LOVE these :D Bah ha, as others have JB's Ghetto pic cracked me UP!!! Blessings sweetie ;) -Katie

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  39. Gahhh! What is wrong with Google and Blogger, I haven't been able to access your blog or most other blogs since the day before yesterday and it's making me maaaad! haha.
    I'm now just looking at the text version and I so desperately want to see your beautiful photos :o(
    I guess I'll have some catching up again...which isn't such a bad thing :o)
    hope you have an amazing weekend!!! Thanks so much for your comment :o)

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  40. Bonjour,
    You have a lovely blog!! We can’t wait to see your future posts. Check out our beautiful shop sometime. Have a wonderful day!
    Xoxo Jessica & Holly
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  41. Great photos! I found your site looking at google images for Switzerland. I was actually in Croatia this same week. Gorgeous country!

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