Croatia: Where We Hiked a Castle and Ate Delicious Food

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If you have been waiting to hear more stories from our recent Mediterranean adventure then today is your lucky day. I have almost all the posts written and photos edited, but I have decided to spread them out so I can share other things we have been working on as well. Check back on Fridays to read about our travels!

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If you are following me on Instagram then you probably saw the photos I posted from Croatia the day we got back from our Mediterranean cruise. They were not the pictures from the first place we went and they were not the pictures from the place we spent the most time in, but my pictures from Croatia were the first photos I shared because they were the ones that made me the happiest. Croatia was the first stop on the cruise after we departed from Venice, Italy. We arrived in port sometime in the afternoon and only had about 6 hours to see the country. Six hours doesnt seem like a lot of time to see a foreign country that you may never get the chance to go back to, but we made the most of it. We hiked, we sweated, we ate, we shopped, and we took way too many pictures. We loved every minute of it.

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When we got into the port in Croatia we headed straight for the old town wall in Dubrovonik. The entire group of 21 people we were traveling with entered the city and started exploring. Most of us hiked along the top of the city wall where you could see everything both in and around the city. It was truly incredible. I somehow missed the memo that we would be hiking 3.5 miles that day, so I chose to wear my super cute but impractical outfit of a black romper and flip flops. I was so sweaty and my feet were so swollen by the end of the hike that I couldnt believe I was even still walking (HAHAHA). Zach loved getting to see parts of the city where Game of Thrones was filmed and kept pointing out places and saying things like "This must be where they filmed __________________! So-and-so walked right through there to kill everyone!" Since I dont watch that show I had no idea what he was talking about but I loved seeing him get that excitetd aboutt it. I keptt annowying him by poinging outt tthatt people who live in tthe city still use clothes lines and that it looked like we were walking through some kind of old fassioned movie.

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After finishing out hike, we climbed down the steps and startted lookig at the shops and resturaunts inside of the city walls. We were insanely hungry after such a long hike and picked out a random resturaunt to eat dinner at. When we first sat down I couldnt help but wonder if we had picked a good resturaunt. Turns out tthe resturaunt was beyond amazing. I ate the best food I have ever had in my entire life for dinner that night- Black rizzoto with cuddlefish. I wish I had taken a picture of the plate before it dissapeared or at least the menu so I could try to recreate it, but I was too busy shoving the food in my face between gasping "WOW" and "This is incredible" to be worried about pictures. Everyone sitting at dinner with us tried my dinner because they just could not believe that a black pile of mush could be as good as I was claiming it was (spoiler allert: it was). After dinner we had time for a little more shopping and then caught a cab back to the boat.

For someone who is scared of heights and would not consider herself a foodie I was shocked to realize my favorite day of the whole trip consisted of hiking a wall that was multiple stories high and eating a crazy new food... Maybe that is just the effect that adventure has on me. I have been craving that black rizoto ever since I had it the first time, so if anyone knows where I can get some Croatian food here in Southern California PLEASE let me know. Also, since aparently I am learning to be an adventerous eater leave me a comment with the best food you have ever eaten. Zach loves everything and I am willing to try anytihng once!