Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Game of Thrones Tour of Dubrovnik

Part of our stay in Dubrovnik involved our own Game of Thrones tour. It's one of our favorite T.V. shows and they filmed lots of the scenes from season 2 in Dubrovnik. Jaap is now working his way through the book series. In the amount of time that he's three Game of Thrones' books, I've managed to read through only 400 pages of my Salman Rushdie book for my book club summer read!
My book worm enjoying Game of Thrones
We visited two monasteries in Old Town, walked the city walls, took a day trip to Lokrum Island, and along the way tried to piece together scenes from one of favorite T.V. shows. 
King's Landing perhaps?
On our last day in Croatia, we visited Lokrum Island. It's a tiny island off the coast and a 10 minute boat ride from Dubrovnik. Lots of locals on the early morning boat heading to Lokrum for swimming. A good travel tip if you want to escape busy Dubrovnik.
We made it to Qarth!
We walked through this former Franciscan monastery piecing together scenes from Season 2's Qarth.
More of Qarth
Lokrum Island is also a nature reserve. The botanical garden has lots of plant life from all over the world. There was hardly anybody in the garden. Nice and quiet.
Olive tree grove
Lokrum's dead sea
The only inhabitants on Lokrum Island are tons of wild peacocks
It was a beautiful and quiet day exploring this nature reserve. Next time we'll bring our swimsuits for a quick dip!
King's Landing from afar

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