Day 41– Dubrovnik, Walking Tour of Old Town and Wall – July 1st, 2015

Today we visited the magnificent Old Town of Dubrovnik, Croatia. My previous visits were in 1976, when it was still Yugoslavia, and in the interim it has experienced significant turbulence and civil war. While severely damaged during the shelling, with up to 70% of the buildings damaged, UNESCO reports that all damage has been restored. How much will I remember from my previous visits?

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Day 41 – Dubrovnik, Croatia – July 1st, 2015

**** Canada Day ****

Dubrovnik, Croatia – 09:00 to 18:00

Today is Canada Day, 151 years since they signed the papers for confederation, which started the Canada we know today. In addition, our port of call today is Dubrovnik, Croatia, one of the ports I remember fondly when cruising the Meddy aboard the school ship Uganda back in 1976. Only problem, how much would I remember? Obviously not that much, as I recall the wall being much flatter; well, I was but a dashing 19 year old in those days. As usual, I will do a separate post for our travels around the Old City and The Wall.

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