Be Generous-Surprises of Travel
I Walked to breakfast with Nancy and Brian and thought about how cool is that? I mean, to get a text saying “meet me for breakfast” and to be able to walk the two blocks to be there! City life, there are advantages.
The Old Town was teaming with runners for the 5K and 1/2 marathon. Hundreds of school kids ran the 5 K which I later found out is a school requirement. I just couldn’t believe all those children were running cause they wanted too! But it’s a fit culture in Dubrovnik and they have to walk so many stairs a 5 K is a cake walk for most!
We cheered on Michael, Debbie and Tony from our trip who did this destination race. So much fun.
We packed up our bags and left them is the Lobby of our apartment building. When we returned there was a note on our bag...
Tipping is in usual here.
I had a young cabbie (he had to be 18 years old) look at me and say “you’re frightening me right now” when I told him to keep the change. I said “no need to be scared just have a beer on us after your shift!”
He beamed and said “thank you missus”
The Harmonia is lovely and our crew is terrific! Sennott is a historian and gave us quite the walking tour of Old Town. He and Lucy are our bike guides. They are 33 and have been doing this 4 seasons. We learned a lot about what it was like to be 7 years old at the time of the war. We learned of Sennots time in refugee camps from age 7 to 12 and how the countries who accepted refugees often moved them between countries during their time as refugees...never wanting a refugee family to get too comfortable. Fascinating stories... I think we will have great fun with these two guides.
A good nights sleep ahead and miles to pedal in the morning!