The views from up here!

Monday, September 23, 2013
Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik-Neretva County, Croatia
Today was Dubrovnik and walking the city walls. We had planned to do the city walls AND the cable car ride up to Mount Srd, however, due to a translation issue at the currency exchange we ended up with only enough kunas to do one. We didn't discover this problem until we made the walk up to the cable car station. I guess the confusion was that I was inquiring into how many kunas I would need for 2 tickets to both activities, but she calculated the cost for only one person. Oh well, that cable car was reaaaaaalllly high up...and after dealing with the height of the city walls, I didn't need to challenge myself again. And it was a reaaaaaalllly long walk back down from the cable car station to the currency exchange. Nope...not gonna happen. Just about everywhere in Dubrovnik takes Euros, however, the 2 things that we planned to do both required kunas and ONLY kunas. I exchanged 25 Great Britain Pounds that I had left over from an earlier trip and received 213 kunas. We used 180 kunas for the city walls walk. Based on the exchange rate, we calculated the walk to have cost us about 12 Euros, give or take.
After some strolling the Stradun, the main shopping area in the Old Town, we headed back to the ship for a few hours of relaxing by the pool...and eating. It was quite hot at poolside, however, the water was ice cold. I just never got that overheated that I could subject myself to the shock of that cold water.
After another great meal in the dining room, it was off to the theatre for the comedic performance of Paul Eastwood, from the UK. He was very funny. We never did make it to the production show last evening in the theatre, but heard rave reviews about it around the ship today. I expect we'll have another opportunity to see it before the cruise is finished.
We're hoping that we may finally get our sleeping patterns straightened out, as we still find ourselves exhausted at mid afternoon yet unable to sleep at night. Oh well, we should have it all turned around in, oh, about 19 more days!!
Tomorrow is our first port in Greece. I hear the shopping is quite good in Corfu...can't wait
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You just described my normal sleep pattern!
Oh and by the way, the No Jet Lag pills contain NO melatonin. I'll be trying them again when I fly next month.


Believe it or not...Sue Pratt and I were on Corfu on our grade 12 trip! Can't wait to see the pictures...beautiful place!


I was on that same trip!