last weekend, together with some friends, I went to Ssese Islands, near Entebbe, and stayed there overnight; specifically on the Bugala island, which is the largest island of the archipelago.
It took quite some time to get there: Entebbe is some 3 hours away from Kampala and the ferry from Nakiwogo to Bugala takes other 3 hours.
Although long, the trip was totally worth it. Continue Reading
On the other side of the main port of Lopud, there is the bay of Šunj.
It is a proper beach, with incredibly hot sand and a restaurant/bar, and for that reason usually very crowded.
There are 2 main ways to get there: either for few kunas getting a taxi, some sort of vehicle which resemble a big golf cart, or simply walking. As I wanted to visit the island first and then get to the island, I decided to walk.
The only suggestion I would give if you are going in the afternoon: bring water!
This is the view of the town of Dubrovnik during sunrise. I really like the really warm colour the whole Old Town gets during this part of the day.
It certainly took some initiative, as I had to wake up quite early, in order to be in the right spot with the right light. But at the end it was totally worth it.
On my way to the chosen location, I noticed that, just like me, even the town itself was slowly waking up from the just passed night. Streets almost empty, which is a very strange view when used to the constantly coming and going platoons of tourists, starting to populating with people in their early jobs: some of them moving around boxes and packages, some other cleaning around and some other just carrying bread to the nearest bakeries.
Although it is seems hard to wake earlier than usual, sometimes it is just worth it.
From the city walls, Dubrovnik can be seen from above in all its beauty.
The colourful orange-ish roofs, the blue beautiful sea and the green island of Lokrum makes the view amazing.
The city walls tour is a unique experience that anyone should do when in Dubrovnik. It takes few hours, if you are, like me, taking pictures and enjoying the view all the time. Continue Reading
So far my trips here brought me only to an island – Lokrum – but this area has many other beautiful island, the Elaphite Islands for instance, located west of Dubrovnik and consisting of large number of reefs and rocks and eight islands and five islets, namely: Daksa, Koločep (Kalamota), St. Andrija, Lopud, Ruda, Šipan, Mišnjak, Jakljan, Kosmeč, Goleč, Crkvine, Tajan and Olipa.
“These islands give a special touch to that part of panorama, especially at sunset, when they seem the most beautiful. The view best enjoyed from Dubrovnik hills Srđ and Petka, and some parts of the Lapad peninsula. Only three islands in the whole Elaphite archipelago are inhabited; Koločep (Kalamota), Lopud and Šipan. The others are just a play place oasis for the gull rarely disturbed by the lonesome visitor in search of tranquil isolation.”
The last ship from Lokrum leaves at 8pm, people cannot stay on the island after that time.
Knowing at which time the sun would set, I took the 7.30pm boat to get back to the old port.
I expected to see a sunset, but I would have never thought it would be so spectacular from the boat.
The people, with their boats, sailing and fishing only made it more amazing.
The Old City Harbor of Dubrovnik (Porat) is a very active area of the town, where many people go either for getting on boats to the near islands or to just relax watching the horizon and listening to the waves crashing on the rocks. Continue Reading
After a quick look to the map, today I decided to go to Fort Impérial, at the top of Mount Srd.
Having forgotten the map at home, I had to rely purely on my instincts. That meant a very long walk; but a the end I managed to get to the beginning of the path that would lead me to the top of the mountain. Continue Reading