It is official, and I decided to say it out loud – Dubrovnik, we are taking a break. The town won't miss me. It's not like I am important or anything. But on my side, I won't miss Dubrovnik either. Dubrovnik, I'm breaking up with you! The relationship hasn't worked from the very beginning. But you are one of the finest and most beautiful towns I've seen. For that reason I gave you more chances than you probably deserved. Besides, I had my eye on Split for a while. And now with a new highway all the way to Ploce, and no borders to cross, I can reach Split in less time than Dubrovnik. It's definitely time to take a break.
In retrospect: you are really getting too crowded. Gosh, in summertime there is a traffic police for people at your town gates. The food in the old town is, to put it nicely, mediocre (respect to few places that try to keep it up). The drinks cost double, and sometimes triple to what we normally pay in Croatia. And they don't come with an exceptional service. They don't make for a memorable experience. Shops are just not worth a mention. The last time I actually entered one, the saleswoman screamed on a customer for not having a change. Is that really a job of a customer?
I still love walking your town walls. I still love taking photos of your marvelous details. I still love the views over the old town. I still love your rooftops. But as I said, this is getting old and I need a break. This will also help me save a lot of money. You kept ripping me off. Three coffees and a glass of sparkling wine for 14 euros. Really?! Four sandwiches and four bottles of water another 28 euros?! In Split we had an entire lunch with drinks for that money. This is so not cool.
I might be back. I really liked you a lot. But I definitely need a break. So, here it is, we are officially on a break.